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Programs Won't Startup After Clicking


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#1 safetygrl23

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:08 PM

I'm in the process of taking old & used computers and providing them to group homes for folks to play games and write letters etc.

I'm not having much luck so far. (Not to mention I am not very good with computers :thumbsup: )

I have an old Compaq that I just reloaded Windows 98 on. Any time i try to start a program by double clicking it won't start. I even tried using the keyboard - still no luck. I even switched out the mouse. It does let me delete icons from the desktop.

Any suggestions??

Thanks so much!!

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#2 holytoaster4

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:00 PM

Did it ever work? If it did what programs did you put on it? What happens if you press Ctrl + Alt + Delete? All I can tell you as of now is that the problem isn't with your mouse or keyboard. Sorry I can't help more :thumbsup:
TOASTERS WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:21 AM

I have often used Norton Systemworks in cases like this, and there are probably a lot of programs that will do the same thing. Most of them, unfortunately, cost a bit of money, though it might be well-spent.

With Norton, I run it from the disk and use Windoctor to clean up problems.

Have you tried going into Program Files, then to the individual program and using the exe file to start it? Chances are the desktop icons are corrupted. (Ironically, this often happens when attempting to install something like Norton Internet Security when there's an infection like an rbot present.)

#4 Jason Reynold

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:18 PM

common problems with compaq
try booting to safe mode by tapping F8 key at the compaq logo at the start of the computer
then go to start >run >msconfig
go to general tab and make it selective startup
and go to startup tab and uncheck all except five
Task monitor
scanregistry
system tray
load power profile
scheduling agent
try this and then see if any change happen
usually a scan engine wil take away all the system resources
can be antivirus, antispyware scanengine

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:38 PM

*start>run>then type msconfig :thumbsup:
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