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Windows 7: Win7 not opening programs/Apps.

22 May 2017   #1
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
Win7 not opening programs/Apps.

Plus Win7 Home Premium 64bit cant find to run scanregw.exe and some other commands either? Im completly at a loss on where to go from here? I cant restore to an earlier time because its only going back a few days to when I still had the problem. I ran Gridinsoft antimalware with a registry thingo built into it and my computer got worse from then on. Id like to able to fix it rather than doing a clean install again. P.S. I can run sfc/scannow no worrys, although it hasnt found anything wrong. I ran a free trial of MalwarBytes but that didnt find anything. Can someone steer me in the right direction please.


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22 May 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From you post.

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Plus Win7 Home Premium 64bit cant find to run scanregw.exe


I recommend reading this.

ScanRegistry - scanregw.exe - Program Information


Jack
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22 May 2017   #3
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Thats strange because I read on a microsoft article that scanregw.exe is comparitive to scanreg/fix command? Im glad I dont have that on my system but Im still hoplessly confused on what to do to fix this. Thanks for pointing that out for me.
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22 May 2017   #4
Callender

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

scanreg - was used on older versions of windows but not windows 7.

Try .exe file association fix here:
Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore
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22 May 2017   #5
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
scanreg - was used on older versions of windows but not windows 7.

Try .exe file association fix here:
Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore
I tried restoring/merging the file types tiff, jpeg, jpg then restarted the computer but it only worked once on the odd picture then stopped working again? I clicked on some jpeg photos for example and only 1 out of 4 photos would open, then it stopped working completly.
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22 May 2017   #6
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redrooster01 View Post
I tried restoring/merging the file types tiff, jpeg, jpg then restarted the computer but it only worked once on the odd picture then stopped working again? I clicked on some jpeg photos for example and only 1 out of 4 photos would open, then it stopped working completly.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post

Try .exe file association fix here:
Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore
Win7 not opening programs/Apps.-default-file-type-associations-restore.jpg
Why are you messing about with fixes for file associations other file types?

What is your default photo viewer? (The name of the program you use to view images)


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22 May 2017   #7
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

My default photo veiwer is windows photo veiwer. I was following the instructions in the Tutorial to merge the files that were not working. I merged the exe file but that didnt fix it either? I tried to run Google earth but it closed down with a little box saying windows is looking for a solution. I was finding it hard to open Firefox browser yesterday but its OK today so far.
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23 May 2017   #8
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redrooster01 View Post
My default photo veiwer is windows photo veiwer. I was following the instructions in the Tutorial to merge the files that were not working. I merged the exe file but that didnt fix it either? I tried to run Google earth but it closed down with a little box saying windows is looking for a solution. I was finding it hard to open Firefox browser yesterday but its OK today so far.
Title of this thread: Win7 not opening programs/Apps.

What problems are you having with image files exactly? You click on an image file and what happens then? Any error message? Do you see dllhost.exe running in task manager when you try to open an image?

RE: Firefox. What do you mean by "finding it hard to open" ?

Next time check task manager to see if it is running even if there is no visible firefox window.

When did this start happening and did you install or update any software just before the problem startedor the day before the problem started?
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23 May 2017   #9
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

I tried to run Google Earth. An error message comes up in a little square box saying a problem has caused the program to stop working correctly, Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. I checked Task Manager and Google Earth is running but another entry on Task Manager says Initializing not responding.I kept trying to start Google Earth and now it works, well it started two times in a row? Hmmm I had just downloaded and installed the Windows Malicious malware remover? So I tried G-Force standalone, its a visual program that creates patterns to music. It resulted in the little square error box appearing and the Task Manager saying its not responding! Ah Ha! I just got a runtime error pop up that says 216 at 00405C72.
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23 May 2017   #10
Callender

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

Just guessing here: Try running a full disk check later once you have finished using your machine. It will take some time. Command is chkdsk /r /f including spaces.

Uninstall any software that you don't actually use. Check for updates for everything else.

If problems persist try a clean boot:


How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7


It's a bit long winded though.
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