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Windows 7: The only program that works on my pc is IE.


30 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
The only program that works on my pc is IE.

I was at a video site watching videos of tv shows. Without warning my PC restarts itself. When it came back up I discovered the only program I am able to run is Internet explorer. nothing else works. I would appreciate any help with this problem.


Thank You

Mike


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30 Jan 2012   #2

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

go to Command Prompt and run <sfc /scannow>

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

post back with what it finds.

scrooge
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31 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

When I tried to run the program I get "you must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility".
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31 Jan 2012   #4

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

You need to open an 'elevated cmd prompt'

Open all programmes > accessories > right click on command prompt and 'run as admin' then run the 'sfc' command.
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31 Jan 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes from Safe Mode if necessary.

If SFC balks then run it from System Recovery Options Command Line: SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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31 Jan 2012   #6

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I suggest a System Restore to a time before this issue. I also suggest you not go back to that video site. This is a prime example of what a "video site for watching tv shows" can offer.
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31 Jan 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Just in case: Windows 7 fails to boot

Losing that much functionality may need to be treated the same.
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31 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Results from sfc /SCANNOW

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

As for system restore I ran it twice. Once to roll back from last week. The problem was still present. The second time I rolled back a month and the problem was still there.
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31 Jan 2012   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Do you run any Antivirus on the machine?
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31 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I am unable to run any programs except IE. I tried several times.

I have Norton installed on my pc. I can not figure out why it did not detect it.
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