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Problem with getting only certain programs to run

by JustmeFaron / May 30, 2005 12:20 PM PDT

I'm running XP Pro with SP2 AMD 1.15 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM
My problem is when I try to run the Yahoo IM I only see the hour glass for a slight second before it's gone and nothing happens. I haven't had this type of trouble with yahoo ever before. This also happens with Pest Patrol. As far as I can tell everything else is running fine. I've ran my anti-virus program (AVG 7 Pro) which shows no viruses. I've defragged, ran my spyware with no changes any suggestions?

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Event viewer
by AussiePete / May 30, 2005 12:38 PM PDT

Look in event viewer to see if you can find any associated messages - this may give us a lead to go on.
Also try a reg cleaner.

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Re: Event Viewer
by JustmeFaron / May 31, 2005 4:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Event viewer

Ok I forgot to add that I ran my reg cleaner as well.
As for the Event Viewer I opened it up but I must admit I'm in over my head on that one. I scrolled down each of the three catagories. The security had no items to show. The other two Application and System are filled each contain various errors and warnings. I've double clicked on them but, don't understand what I'm looking at. I'd copy and paste but, the lists would be very long. I'm not exactly sure what you would need to see from this. My apologies for my lack of knowledge about this.

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figured it out
by JustmeFaron / May 31, 2005 8:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Event Viewer

Turns out it was a conflict with a loading program after troubleshooting by running msconfig and disabling all in the service tab.

Thank you for your williness to help it was very much appreciated.

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Great to hear - as my profile says...
by AussiePete / June 1, 2005 12:40 PM PDT
In reply to: figured it out

Its usually the simple things that go wrong so look for them first.
best of luck

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