Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Browsers cannot start (just a ~2mb .exe)

17 Feb 2011   #1
zedman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Browsers cannot start (just a ~2mb .exe)

Hi,
anyone recognized the following crazy phenomena?

When I click on a browser, nothing happen, just a ~2mb exe started (doesn't matter it is Opera or IE8). When I 'End Process' it in TaskMan, and click on again the browser, nothing happen again. Sometimes I do this 10 times maybe...
Jsut a f****g ~2mb exe, and nothing happen. After clicking on it many times, at one point, it starts... (?)
Sometimes it started normally, at first time when I click on it....
And I can't figure out any relation to this behaviour to the system; check trojans, viruses, etc, cleaned forth-and-back the OS with Optimizer/Cleaner softwares, but NOTHING!
This is drives me crazy now more and more often.

Any idea would be great!
Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Feb 2011   #2
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Since the problem is common to IE and Opera, maybe it's a Windows issue and not a browser problem. Two things I do to repair Windows which don't require a Windows disc are:
c: /properties/Tools/Error Checking, and
command prompt>sfc /scannow
(Do each one separately, the first will run at the next boot while the second will run right away but takes a while to complete.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
cleaned forth-and-back the OS with Optimizer/Cleaner softwares
Which so called "Optimizer" Software did you use? Roncerr gave you great advice, but I would just like to chip in and say that running ANY sort of optimizer software on Win 7 is at best useless, and at worst an OS killer.

The only thing that I would even give the time of day to, is probably the most highly respected App in the technological world, Crap Cleaner, which basically does a more thorough version of Windows' Disc Cleanup (assuming that's the only bit you use of course) Piriform - Download CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, Speccy - Millions of users worldwide!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Feb 2011   #4
zedman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks guys, I will do roncerr's advice.

I experience this problem for several month, and I had iolo SysMech (my license has expired a motnh ago, and I did'nt renew it) so that was one cleaner/optimizer software. After this I installed CCleaner and Comodo's System Cleaner.
None of these "cleaners" solve this annoying phenomena.
And yes, you're right, probably it's not browser issue rather OS, but I experience this problem only with IE and Opera, that's why I asked it here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #5
zedman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ahmm, khm... You mean what under this:
c: /properties/Tools/Error Checking
Sorry, but what's this? Where should I find this "thing"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #6
Morpheus NS

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Right-click C partition on the left side of Windows Explorer (or right, doesn't matter), and then go to Properties - Tools - Error Checking...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #7
zedman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Baaaah, ok. Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Browsers cannot start (just a ~2mb .exe)




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Eliminate all Browsers that are 'default browsers'
I do not like having any browser as my default browser. I use Firefox, Opera, and Chrome and sometimes have 2 browsers loaded concomitantly. I mistakenly made Chrome my default browser, how do I reverse this process. I removed Chrome via the control panel but when I reinstalled it it was still set...
Browsers & Mail
Laptop won't start after update, can't start start up repair either
My mother in law has a toshiba satellite p775-s7100 and this morning she told me there was a toshiba update, I was on her laptop yesterday and saw there was an update for her bios, so I'm assuming she clicked the update button and messed the update up somehow. Now when we try to boot the laptop,...
General Discussion
64-Bit Browsers other than IE
Hi, am looking for a 64-browser other than IE. Am new to here so sorry if I posted this in the wrong area. Any idea's? I do know flash on 64-bit browsers is now available that is why I would like an alternative to IE. Thanks Adobe Labs - Downloads: Flash Player "Square" Preview...
Browsers & Mail
64-bit Browsers
Is there a list of 64-bit Browsers for Windows out there? The only one I know of is the 64-bit IE8.
Browsers & Mail
Bad Browsers
Hi all, I have a problem on my computer regarding access to the internet. Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, etc. all cannot access the internet, except for Mozilla Firefox (versions 3 and 4b both working) and a Mozilla-based browser known as Epic Browser (see their site here). Is this...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App