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Windows 7: Programs Stopped Working as Soon as they are started

21 Mar 2013   #1
darkw1zard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Programs Stopped Working as Soon as they are started

Problems: some programs cannot be run, stopped working as soon as it is opened
I came to recognize my problem when McAfee pops up to check database update, but when I click "Check Now" it stopped working. After that I tried numerous times after a few restart tries.
Even in my attempt to uninstall McAfee, the McAfee host UI has stopped working.

Then I came to realise that its not McAfee's thing, other programs are also affected namely Yahoo Messenger, Skype (MSN), Microsoft Windows Repair Disc.
(Browsers are working fine)

What I have done:

Bad thing: I don't have any restore point that I can use.

Some friend told me to try System File Checker & Repair Install.
The latter I have not done because it seems more complicated & I don't have any Windows CD (This notebook came already installed with it)
I did try System File Checker (cmd sfc /scannow as admin), but the result says:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

I don't think I have changed anything in recent times, except there are some windows update going on:
(also have iTunes & iCloud thing update to the latest version)

Recent Windows Update:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Installation date: ‎20/‎3/‎2013 7:11 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

Internet Explorer 10 is fast and fluid, and lets your websites shine and perform just like native apps on your PC.
Internet Explorer 10. Fast and fluid for Windows 7.
Fast. Internet Explorer 10 harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content.
Easy. Experience the web the way you want to with pinned sites, built-in Spellcheck, and seamless integration with your PC running Windows 7.
Safer. Improved features like SmartScreen Filter and Tracking Protection let you be more aware of threats to your PC and your privacy.

More information:
Internet Explorer - Microsoft Windows

Help and Support:
Support - Microsoft Windows Help
There's one update which keeps failing to install:
Quote:
Creative Technology Ltd. - Streaming Media and Broadcast - Creative Live! Camera

Installation date: ‎17/‎3/‎2013 3:00 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80070103

Update type: Recommended

Creative Technology Ltd. Streaming Media and Broadcast software update released in August, 2009

More information:
Driver Information

Help and Support:
Product Solution Centers

Verdict:

I am considering to do repair install. But not sure which one should I download from here. (I don't know the difference among Home Premium 64bit Media Refresh, the old one, & RTM)

Version of my Windows: 6.1.7601 SP1 Build 7601

If anyone willing to attend my problem would be more than welcomed & I really appreciate that.




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21 Mar 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Can you uninstall McAfee while in the safe mode?

You will want the "Media Refresh" ISO.

A clean install night be better;
Clean Install Windows 7

And this might interest you:
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2013   #3
darkw1zard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Looking at similar threads, I notice this one solved thread - Many programs 'stopped working' - what's the reason.
OP said that he solved his problem by reinstalling windows with upgrade options which keep all programs.

Any idea how is this upgrade done?

Thx.
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21 Mar 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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21 Mar 2013   #5
darkw1zard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Before proceeding with Repair Install, these are the task I need to do:
Uninstall iTunes & find update driver for a storage controller.
(to see the specific number, I need to redo the process because I didnt take not at the earlier try).

The first task is straightforward, how abt the latter..

urgh i hate iTunes.
OOT: Any1 know to backup iTunes' library & all apps?

Regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkw1zard View Post
Looking at similar threads, I notice this one solved thread.
OP said that he solved his problem by reinstalling windows with upgrade options which keep all programs.

Any idea how is this upgrade done?

Thx.
The link to the solved thread has the domain listed twice somehow. For others reading this thread, here is the thread that you wanted to link to:
Many programs 'stopped working' - what's the reason

I'm not sure what the OP is talking about when mentioning "upgrade"... the OP mentions that twice.

Maybe the OP was talking about this:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

And yet, the OP links to the tutorial the benjy206 linked too:
Repair Install

The drawback to the repair install is: it is not quite as perfect as a clean install. But I understand the headache of re-installing drivers and programs and then setting them all up to run as desired.
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21 Mar 2013   #7
darkw1zard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkw1zard View Post
Looking at similar threads, I notice this one solved thread.
OP said that he solved his problem by reinstalling windows with upgrade options which keep all programs.

Any idea how is this upgrade done?

Thx.
The link to the solved thread has the domain listed twice somehow. For others reading this thread, here is the thread that you wanted to link to:
Many programs 'stopped working' - what's the reason

I'm not sure what the OP is talking about when mentioning "upgrade"... the OP mentions that twice.

Maybe the OP was talking about this:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

And yet, the OP links to the tutorial the benjy206 linked too:
Repair Install

The drawback to the repair install is: it is not quite as perfect as a clean install. But I understand the headache of re-installing drivers and programs and then setting them all up to run as desired.
Didn't notice that, thanks for the fix.

Yeah I would leave clean install as the last resort.

Btw, Dell has this Dell DataSafe Local Backup which is also there to restore to factory while keeping files I would like to keep.

Update:

Now even Repair Install stopped working.

-repair-install-error.png

This is exactly what happened with those programs I mentioned (McAfee, Skype, YM).

And here is the compatibility issues found:
-image-522.png

IF this have to come down to a clean install, maybe ..
I will try not to rush fixing this problem, as I can still work with the laptop.

Do you think other antivirus (if i uninstall McAfee) will also stopped working like this?


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21 Mar 2013   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Uninstall McAfee ... Uninstall McAfee

Do you have another Anti-virus program on your computer?
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21 Mar 2013   #9
darkw1zard

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Uninstall McAfee ... Uninstall McAfee

Do you have another Anti-virus program on your computer?
Only McAfee. So uninstall it then Install MSE?

Anyway, find 1 more program having the same sympton.

McAfee,Skype,YahooMSG, repair install, & this ...

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I wonder where's their similarities..


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22 Mar 2013   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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