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Windows 8.1 desktop programs don't run


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#1 rustybigger

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:04 AM

Many of my desktop programs get an error message when I try to start them. It says program name stopped workin and needs to close. Anyone have any ideas for me?

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:37 AM

Hi rustybigger :)

Let's see what errors you're getting exactly.

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  • Download MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;
  • Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:
    • Flush DNS;
    • Report IE Proxy Settings;
    • Reset IE Proxy Settings;
    • Report FF Proxy Settings;
    • Reset FF Proxy Settings;
    • List content of Hosts;
    • List Installed Programs;
    • List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;
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  • Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;
  • Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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