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Windows 7: "program" has stopped working

15 Nov 2009   #1

"program" has stopped working

Hi, this is my first post here and I'm a bit of a noob so don't tear me a new one.
I just got a new computer preinstalled with windows 7 home premium. When running programs, mostly games, the program never starts properly and I get a message saying "such and such program has stopped working" and then the option to close the program, or close the program and check online for a solution. The check never works.
The problem event name is BEX.
So far this has happened with the launcher programs for 3 games- Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Mass Effect and it has happened once with windows explorer 8.
I've done a reinstall of windows 7 as that was the only thing I could think to do as at the time, I hadn't connected to the internet so the chance of viruses was pretty slim.
I'm at a complete loss as to what could be wrong. Any suggestions?

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15 Nov 2009   #2

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Hello, and welcome to the forums.

Have a look here, and this should tell you if you need to do anything extra to get any games going.
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15 Nov 2009   #3


Thanks Uber philf, I think Ive already checked a list like that before. Mass Effect and Fallout 3 were on the 'flawlessly working' list and Oblivion was on the 'sort of' working list. So they should have worked...
I forgot to mention I've tried running them in compatibility mode for XP service pack 3 yet that did nothing to alleviate the problem.
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15 Nov 2009   #4

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Hmm, ive had experience with games, but those 3 ive had none, all i can really advise, is starting a new thread for it, and seeing what other members come up with.
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15 Nov 2009   #5


Im not sure how the forums work. So i have to start a new thread for other members to reply?
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15 Nov 2009   #6

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Yes, that's right, and post it in the games section of the forums.
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15 Nov 2009   #7


Im not sure if its a strictly gaming issue. I'd originally thought it was because of a crappy installation of windows
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15 Nov 2009   #8

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Well post it anyways, and see what feedback you get.
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15 Nov 2009   #9


k, thanks for the help
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09 Dec 2009   #10

windows 7 ultimate

Hello, I am new to the forum . I have a problem with windows 7 ultimate, and started to upset me but, when the computer starts, it says error "catalyst has stopped working", "Windows Explorer has stopped working". last night I installed the patch for pes 2010 with the German league, English league licensed ... and when I start to go play with became a legend appears, "has stopped working, now I have tried master league went new game and can, and became a legend can not new game. gta 4 can not use crack from razor 1911, the same throw the error, but when I use the crack from the CD then can enter the game normally.Does someone know what is the problem? sorry if I wrote somthing wrong,i'm not very good with english
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