application errors

  bus man 12:24 30 May 2004

sorry , but i am very new to pc's , but a little box has started to appear in centre of screen after about ten minutes of in-activity stating " application error , this will not work .. " or somesuch what does this mean ?
sorry if this is quite vague
run windows xp

thank you all

  VoG II 12:25 30 May 2004

Sorry but we need to know the exact error message to have a chance of helping you.

  bus man 12:30 30 May 2004

sorry , will leave for a few minutes , and wait and see

  bus man 12:48 30 May 2004

hello again ..
it is a small dialogue box titled ; application error , message " this application cannot run "
no programmes are running , just desk top

  VoG II 14:45 30 May 2004

Hmm, not a very informative error message is it? Two suggestions:

1) Run the System File Checker. Start, Run, type

sfc /scannow

and click OK. You may be asked for your Windows CD.

2) Check for spyware. Download Ad-aware click here update it using "Check for updates now" then run a scan.

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