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0% cpu usage, but unable to open some programs

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#1 JimmyKarter


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 04:08 PM

I tried to "fix" my computer a few days ago.


I took it apart, cleaned it, and was done.


I put it back together, had a few small problems, but it was okay a little bit afterwards. I have an HP Pavillion DV6. The keyboard was unusable for a while and caused beeping on startup, so I detached it for a few days. (I washed my keyboard) Afterwards it was okay though.


However, after a few days of basically no problems, now, various internet browsers do not open.

Internet explorer is the only exception.


SRware Iron, a build of chromium will not open.

Google chrome will not open

Firefox will not open.


StarCraft II, for instance also will not open. However, the battle.net client WILL.

DOTA will open.

Movie maker will open.

However browsers STILL will not. The W8 taskbar shows the program highlighted white as usual-as it does with all open programs- but the white fades out after a few seconds, and that's probably when it drops to 0% cpu usage in task manager.


Other programs that actually do open appear to consume CPU usage normally.


Runescape will

Minecraft will

Microsoft word will

Adobe acrobat reader will.

Notepad++ will open.

Cmd will open.


When I say "don't open", they appear in Task manager at a decent CPU %, and afterwards they drop to 0% cpu usage and float there indefiniately.

After a while, when I go on and do other things, they can occasionally open. However this is very tentative. Of course, SCII is a large program and it's hard to tell if that would eventually open.


Very strange.


Edit: Everything just opened at once. I had opened firefox, and then starcraft. They were sitting in my tskmanager for a while, and then all of a sudden everything was opened at once.

Edited by JimmyKarter, 31 May 2015 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 05:51 PM

So... is there still a problem?

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#3 JimmyKarter

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 09:44 PM

Yes, the same problem in OP.

There is nothing I can do to open many programs reliably.

Edited by JimmyKarter, 31 May 2015 - 09:44 PM.

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