Programs Not Opening

  dads3a 18:45 24 Oct 2005

Sometimes when I click on a program the egg timer flashes up for a second or two then disappears without the program opening. Done all the usual stuff. Anti-virus, spyware, defrag and disc check. Anybody any ideas. Many thanks

  rawprawn 19:04 24 Oct 2005

Run a system file check? Start/Run/type sfc /scannow you will need your XP CD

  woodchip 19:06 24 Oct 2005

Or reload the program

  dads3a 19:07 24 Oct 2005

I didn't get an original xp cd with this computer just a reload cd

  dads3a 19:08 24 Oct 2005

Its random programs that won't open.Can reboot and the program that wouldn't open will then open but then a different one won't open

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 24 Oct 2005

sfc /scannow problems
click here

point the file checker to the i386 folder on the hard drive as explained in the above link.

  rawprawn 19:12 24 Oct 2005

If you try sfc, when it asks for the cd put in the one you have and see if it accepts it. There seem to be many different versions of "Reload discs" now. Anyway you have nothing to lose it can't do any harm to try.

  dads3a 19:15 24 Oct 2005

I've got an original xp cd from my old pc would this do the job

  Crook 19:19 24 Oct 2005

Load Registry Mechanic from free disc with current PC Advisor and get the registry fully checked. may help and will certainly speed up you system.

  woodchip 19:47 24 Oct 2005

yes put the old disc in

  dads3a 20:24 24 Oct 2005

done sfc/scannow no problems appeared and never asked for the disc

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