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Installing X64 Program On Normal Windows


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#1 fazz

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:09 PM

OK so what would happen if you accidentally installed an x64 program (MagicISO Virtual DVD manager) on a normal Windows XP? My computer is running very slow, taskbar wont show up (sits on bottom as if hidden manually, but cannot drag up like normal), also desktop icons wont move? Any ideas?

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:45 PM

I think I figured out a way to unstinstall the program however still having problems as described above, this was the only change I made to the computer to make it act that way.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 11:58 PM

Try to go back to a system Restore point b4 you installed the 64bit software.
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:01 AM

May have corrupted some system files with the X64 install, I don't know :thumbsup:.

I think I'd do the usual (run chkdsk /r or equivalent) and maybe run sfc /scannow (restores missing/corrupt system files).

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 07:50 AM

It all depends on what the program installed on your system and into your registry. CD/DVD programs are usually pretty invasive - so there may be a lot of damage.

I'd suggest (after removing the program) that you run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from the Run dialog ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ )
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