Applications will not run

  maddison 18:13 29 Dec 2003

I am running a TINY machine with XP Home.
The past couple of days my PC will not turn off and instead of closing it reboots. I restored back to a known good point but I still have this problem but more so I have a new problem?
I cannot run any applications. I select a desktop icon and nothing happens, I go to start,programs and select any and nothing happens I cannot even go through the run command.

Any ideas??

  : : Radioactive Frog : : 18:38 29 Dec 2003

interesting, i seem to remember this being the cause of a virus of some kind. Do you have a virus checker that you run regularly?

if not try AVG
click here
it is free and reliable



  maddison 08:22 30 Dec 2003


AVG has recently been installed. I aslo tried to run STINGER but because applications will not run I cannot use this either.

  christmascracker 08:30 30 Dec 2003

click here

For an online virus check

  thms 09:52 30 Dec 2003

If you do not find a virus try this
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Click to clear the Automatically restart check box under System failure, and then click OK. The error message on a blue screen should remain on the screen so you can record the error information.

This will stop computer rebooting at close down and force an error code.

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