I've just come back from a week vacation without using my computer, and I've noticed there are a couple of things wrong. For one, to write this I'm using IE, which isn't my go-to browser. Problem is, my programs just started to refuse to open. I have no idea why.
I logged in 2 days ago and noticed some of my programs such as Google Chrome and Discord just refuse to open, no process is shown in Task Manager, and when I try and re-initialize them again it does the same thing, which is really frustrating. I scanned for viruses with my anti-virus, Kaspersky, and it said there was nothing wrong. A couple nights ago, updates were installed, but I have no idea what could have happened. I tried Windows 10 a couple months ago, didn't like it, reverted to 8.1, got rid of GWX, but when I came back from my holiday it was right back there in the tray. I have no idea what happened? All I know now is that nothing is working as it should be and I'm very angry.
I've been reading around and some of the options I had were refresh and or reset, and when I try to initialize any of them, they don't work. It's weird because before I left this option was perfectly fine. It's telling me I need installation media, which I don't have. I got this computer 6 months ago. I honestly have no clue what to do, I'm just really annoyed with this and it looks like I'm at a dead end when it comes to this stuff. Help would be appreciated.