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#1 Antics27

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:17 PM

Some of my programs on my PC wont launch anymore.

iTunes
Sonic Record Now

and Yahoo Instant Messanger

when I try to launch those programs the hour glass pops up and the program appears to start, but then suddenly dissapears within a few seconds.

I've tried re-install all 3 programs but I still get the same results.
the only thing I can think of that would do this is that I may have done something on Hijack This.
I didn't make a back-up so I can't just go back I don't think...

so any help would be Much appreciated!

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:22 PM

Have you tried sytem restore? What antivirus/malware programs have you run? Are you running a firewall?
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:26 PM

thx for the quick response,
I used Ad-Aware, and Norton Anti-Virus programs, and Hijack-This.
I keep my firewall disabled, but it's also a Norton.
I haven't tried system restore, how can I try that?

Edited by Antics27, 16 January 2006 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:27 PM

Antics27,

Take a look at this link for an explanation of how to use system restore. Please post back if you need additional help. hth

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#5 Antics27

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:48 PM

Antics27,

Take a look at this link for an explanation of how to use system restore. Please post back if you need additional help. hth

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Thanks for the link, I'll try that out and repost back
wish me luck!

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:00 AM

ok, I checked out the System Restore feature and it only went back to one day.
and the programs have not been working for about 3 days. :thumbsup:
is there anything else I can do?

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:49 AM

In Administrative tools look at the Event Viewer and see if you have any events logged.
Just on the outside chance it's a common Windows element that is missing or corrupted, try Start>Run>CMD>C:\sfc /scanow. You will probably need your Windows CD if a widows file is corrupted or missing.
One thing in common with all three is they require internet access. Not saying it's you network but if you have made changes to your LAN, connection, or your ISP has, that may be contributinge to the problem.
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:24 AM

In Administrative tools look at the Event Viewer and see if you have any events logged.
Just on the outside chance it's a common Windows element that is missing or corrupted, try Start>Run>CMD>C:\sfc /scanow. You will probably need your Windows CD if a widows file is corrupted or missing.
One thing in common with all three is they require internet access. Not saying it's you network but if you have made changes to your LAN, connection, or your ISP has, that may be contributinge to the problem.


I checked the Event Viewer and I don't see anything familiar to those programs, but then again I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for lol.

and I'm not sure how to C:/sfc /scanow

I tried to run "C:/sfc /scanow" and it says "Windows cannot find C:/sfc"

thanks for your help, it's much appreciated.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:01 AM

Could you tell us what programs you have installed prior to your programs not working?

or

It has just stop working the next day u woke up and try to open it?


There are a few ways to go about it , however, its faster and more effective if we noe what action u have done to cause it this way. :thumbsup:

The long way is to uninstall all those programs and reinstall it again. :flowers:

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:19 AM

and I'm not sure how to C:/sfc /scanow

I tried to run "C:/sfc /scanow" and it says "Windows cannot find C:/sfc"

thanks for your help, it's much appreciated.



It may be a typo but it should be C:\sfc /scannow and I made a mistake, scannow should have 2 "n" not just one.

Edited by acklan, 18 January 2006 - 01:20 AM.

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