Recently i used this program called ADW Cleaner and accidentally clicked the "LOG" option rather than "Repair". Long story short, on reboot it seemed to have screwed up my registries or something because i am unable to launch programs like Google Chrome, Steam, Skype etc.. from the desktop.
I am able to "Open file location" and then launch the program from there, But when i double click the icon on the desktop nothing happens, not even a loading bar, just absolutely nothing. I can open folders on the desktop but that's it. I have tried fixing my registries, scanned my whole computer for viruses and searched for hours on how to fix this but i cant understand what the problem could be. This is really frustrating and any help would be extremely appreciated!
one more thing: (important)
System Restore is not an option for me. Apparently there are no back up points to restore to, and when i tried to set up one in the past i get an error saying "The restore point could not be created for the following reason: An error was detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).. blah blah.