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Setup programs WILL NOT run

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#1 yosefu_kun_98


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:31 PM

(Please excuse me for lack of a better title...)


Hello all,


I'm having a huge problem on my family's computer. It is running Windows 8.1. No "Setup" programs will run! If I click on it, User Account Control will appear for a split second (sometimes not at all) and then it'll say this:



File system error. (-1073741819)

Also it might say this:


ShellExecuteEx failed; code 3221225477.


I also tried to run Setup programs on other accounts, same errors. I also can't open Admin apps (Such as Administrator Command Prompt) or anything else that has User Account Control pop up.


I have no idea what this could be... I need help!



Edited by yosefu_kun_98, 08 November 2014 - 11:35 PM.

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#2 dicke



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 01:56 PM


Have you tried to run a setup repair from the installation disk?

I'm assuming that this is a new problem with a system that has been running correctly. If not then a reformat and fresh install of the OS sounds like the path of greater success

Keep us posted



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#3 rcronk


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:57 PM

I'm having the exact same problem on Windows 10.  The problem started happening with ALL installers after I upgraded from Windows 7 to Window 10, so it seems that's the cause.

#4 Captain_Chicken


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:03 AM

Try booting into safe mode by repeatedly tapping f8 until you can select safe mode. Once you are at the safe mode desktop press start, search for system restore, and restore windows to a date previous to when the pc stopped working.

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