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Some Programs Will Not Execute

by Bractals / July 8, 2005 2:38 AM PDT

Today some of my major programs stopped executing. When I click on the
program's icon nothing happens. The program's executable is listed in Task
Manager, but it won't execute.

Here is a list of some of my programs that don't work:

1) Quicken 2005
2) MathCad
3) Jasc's Paint Shop Pro 9
4) JPSoft's 4NT and Take Command
5) Window's own ''Help and Support''

Here is a list of some of my programs that do work:

1) Browsers Firefox, IE6, Opera, and Netscape 8.0
2) IncrediMail
3) Geometer's Sketchpad 4.06
4) Winamp and MS Media Player
5) MS Office 2003
6) OpenOffice 1.1.4
7) ZoneAlarm Firewall
Cool Lavasoft's Ad-aware

Any help will greatly be appreciated.

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(NT) (NT) Reboot and system restore to yesterday.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2005 2:41 AM PDT
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by teespanthers16 / July 8, 2005 2:45 AM PDT

clicking START>RUN and typing " msconfig " without the quotes of course. And when it opens the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION UTILITY click on the tab at the top that says STARTUP , then open a internet browser and go to and do a search on each item in this list. Find the ones that can be unchecked and then click on APPLY and then CLOSE and then restart your PC and see what happens then.
Usually when programs are locking up or not responding using 100% process there is something running in the background that is preventing it from starting. You might find some things in the startup list that are causing this. And then of course you might not.
Let me know how this worked or not.

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