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Windows 7: No programs open/start

11 Feb 2011   #1
DoomTrout

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
No programs open/start

I've recently had my laptop wiped due to a trojan. After I got it back I had multiple crashes due to a bad driver install and I had to have another wipe to fix that as well. Now I'm having an issue to where almost none of my programs that worked flawlessly before the virus will run. For instance, if I double click my WoW launcher I get the loading circle for a second or two and then it just stops trying to open it. I've had this issue with a lot of programs, including: WoW, Chrome, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Starcraft and a few others. I've watched the task manager while launching these programs and see that they TRY to launch, but very shortly after they appear(I'm talking one second), another process appears alongside it called "Werfault.exe *32" and then about 3 seconds later, they both just quit. I notice that I can start a couple of them up with extreme perseverance, patience and right-clicking "Run as Administrator" a few times. I would be extremely grateful for any assistance on this matter.

P.S. I run defrags and virus checks regularly, and I've used an online service(Glarysoft) to fix my registries


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11 Feb 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Its possible the registry cleaning has messed up program installs or the "wipes" may have done it. While OS files can be repaired with sfc scans or a repair install, theres unfortunately no package fix for 3rd party apps. Run a sfc scan 3-4 times to fix corrupted system files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

if that doesnt help, you can even try a repair install.

Repair Install

But for individual apps, you need to either fix them or reinstall them.

Also, try running a clean boot procedure to check for bad drivers.

How to Perform Clean Boot in Windows 7 | Techgenie.com
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11 Feb 2011   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to SF! DoonTrout

On looking over the "WerFault 32" error you are seeing an old 7 RC problem being solved may be a help for you on that. https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...xe-errors.html

How To Disable Werfault.exe in Windows is another option to consider as well.

Without seeing any programs loading normally however I suspect you ended up seeing a bad install from the start this time around. Regarding "registry fixes" as often seen advertised that could be another likely cause for the problems you are having.

A good clean install of 7 shouldn't be seeing any problems with every program. Individual programs or games running into problems by themselves usually end up seeing a reinstall if no alternate solution is available. Typically pc games often stall or crash unexpectedly when run constantly.
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11 Feb 2011   #4
DoomTrout

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Holy poop, talk about a prompt response! O.O I'll get right to trying those suggestions, thanks!
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11 Feb 2011   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

When you say it was wiped, did you have it "cleaned" or did you do a full wipe and reinstall?

~Lordbob
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11 Feb 2011   #6
DoomTrout

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I mean a "Great, I have to reinstall EVERYTHING! Hope I don't forget something importan-OH BUGGER!" wipe
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11 Feb 2011   #7
DoomTrout

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, I ran a driver update check and it seems to have fixed my issue, for now at least haha. Thanks for the help, it definitely ended up pointing me in the right direction : )
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11 Feb 2011   #8
Daave

Windows XP
 
 

There are only two reasons for such problem either it can be a virus problem or you need to get driver update.
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18 Feb 2011   #9
DoomTrout

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Guess what's started happening again with nothing out of the ordinary done, no viruses found, and all drivers updated...

I think the thing that makes me angriest about the matter is this: I get that it finds a problem with the program running. I get that it shuts it down. The thing that infuriates me is that it doesn't tell me what the flipping problem is so I can at least TRY to fix it
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18 Feb 2011   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

What program or game is that? Try examing all processes running to see if you are seeing a software conflict of some type.

For pc games the older ATI Catalysts and antivirus programs often played a role in constant stalls and crashes. The advice given would be to temporarily disable those as well as other things prior to any gaming sessions.
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