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Windows 7: Process running, programs don't open

05 Nov 2010   #1
theSEOguy

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Process running, programs don't open

Ok gents,

I'll admit, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but my goodness I've been completely baffled by this one.

I start my system as normal.

Certain applications work as normal, like MS Outlook, IOBit security, Advance System Care Pro, Word, Exel, snipping tool and Paint (that's about it)

As for all other programs, when I click on an Icon nothing happens. Task manager shows the process is running but nothing is seen anywhere.

I end the process, go to Program Files and some (15%) applications open up when I run them as administrator - the rest won't show although the process is running.

Google Chrome for instance, also do not open up when run as administrator. It does open though when I click a link in my email...

I don't have a restore point that is old enough and I have done about everything else I could think of:
1) scan for virussess/malware etc
2) defragged, cleaned disc etc
3) ran MS Error finder and the likes etc

Could anyone out there pretty please advise if you think you know what it can be?

(I don't know why but perhaps something in the registry changed or under Users, I don't know...)

Much appreciate anything.

Riaan A


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05 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Riaan
Try this, it may help
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Download and run malwarebytes. Run full scan and update before use.
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06 Nov 2010   #3
theSEOguy

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
a 1000 000 thanks!

Rich,

YOU are a LEGEND!

Thanks for this little fix!
I'm about to print and frame this solution as well as write you as sole beneficiary into my Will. YOu deserve everything I own

Seriously, what took me weeks to try and figure out, took 1 response from a clever guy like you - and its all sorted!

You rock!

Ps: Did I mention how thankful I am? Thanks!
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06 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

TY for the rep and kind words.
We are all volunteers our reward cannot be measured in monetary terms; it comes from the feeling we get from the smiley and TY that comes at the end. The rep that you gave was just iceing on the cake.
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14 Jan 2011   #5
splashby

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Thanks

Randomly found this while I was looking for a solution and this was the first one that worked after hours of searching. Thanks a lot.
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14 Jan 2011   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hey great a new record, helped two with one post.
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22 Nov 2013   #7
Onsight666

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Richc46, You can bump this record up to 3 fixes with 1 post. Give yourself a pat on the back mate.
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22 Nov 2013   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Onsight, we are all volunteers and it is comments like yours that makes all this worthwhile, thanks for taking the time to post.
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12 Nov 2014   #9
Unfadding

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Onsight, we are all volunteers and it is comments like yours that makes all this worthwhile, thanks for taking the time to post.
You saved me too! Thank you so much!!!
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12 Nov 2014   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Glad to help unfadding.
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