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Windows 7: Win7 not opening programs/Apps.

24 May 2017   #11
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

I did the clean boot but the problem was still there after disabling all the non microsoft services. I did the check disk too but after waiting for ages for it to finish I walked away for a minute and when I came back it had finished and I cant find a log for it anywhere? Although it hadnt found anything right up to near the end. I should mention that Ive un-installed the AMD Catalyst drivers just in case that was causing the problem, I dont use my computer for games so I thought it would be OK to get rid of it?


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24 May 2017   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Disk check logs don't tend to show anything useful but if you want to look:

How to Read the Event Viewer Log for Check Disk (chkdsk) in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

When the problem happens try taking screenshots of memory usage and CPU usage by processes in Task Manager sorted by highest usage at top in both cases and post the results.
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24 May 2017   #13
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Disk check logs don't tend to show anything useful but if you want to look:

How to Read the Event Viewer Log for Check Disk (chkdsk) in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

When the problem happens try taking screenshots of memory usage and CPU usage by processes in Task Manager sorted by highest usage at top in both cases and post the results.
The G-Force Standalone visual program has started working now, except it wont open to the maximum size because the maximizer in the top right corner of the page between save to taskbar or exit is greyed out? I took a screenshot of the task manager processes after resetting windows gadget. Windows gadget was running in taskmanagers applications but it doesnt look like its running in processes?


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01 Jun 2017   #14
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Well everything is working for the time being except for my desktop gadget, I have to go to control and click the desktop gadget Icon to get it working each time I log on. My pictures wont open in Windows photo viewer so I changed it to Windows live photo viewer, it works OK there but there is still something wrong in the system to be acting strange like this? Any ideas or suggestions I could try fix this once and for all? Im starting to think it might be a virus, Ive run MalwareBytes though, could it have missed something?
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01 Jun 2017   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You need someone who knows about gadgets to help. I keep windows gadgets disabled.
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02 Jun 2017   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Going by my memory? I believe that Microsoft issued a (KB) some time ago disabling gadgets because of the security risk.

A little research and found this.

Desktop Gadgets

Microsoft Security Advisory 2719662
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Gadgets - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums


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