Can't open new .exe

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. brocher

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    I am having problems opening any new .exe files. I have installed a few programs to try and can't open any of them. Some of them open the intro page then just shutdown again. Any idea whats happening. I have virus checked but no virus.
     
  2. TheBlueRaja

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    Are you taking about games or programs (aka Office etc) here?
     
  3. brocher

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    even a small program won't open. I am trying to open dvd2one, clone dvd and the likes but nothing.
     
  4. Reg

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    What error message are you getting?
     
  5. brocher

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    No error message at all just some programs give you the splash screen and then close and some just the eggtimer for a split second then nothing. I can send you a small file that wont open on my pc if you want to try it.
     
  6. TheBlueRaja

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    Hmmm, no thanks, cant say i wanna try anyting thats a .exe from an "untrusted" source.

    What OS are you running, if its XP, have a look in the Event Log and see if you have any errors reported.
     
  7. brocher

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    XP and nothing in the event log either, i have up to date NAV so it "COULDN'T" be a virus ,COULD IT?
     
  8. PseudoKiller

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    check the Start In of the properties of a shortcut that isnt working... if the Start In is wrong that would explain it and yes you might have a virus.

    and check the Target also....
     
  9. brocher

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    None of these exe are a shortcut.I have tried NAV, housecall and in the middle of panda, but no virus to date.
     
  10. PseudoKiller

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    how big are the *.exe files??
     
  11. brocher

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    one is 116kb
    108kb
     
  12. PseudoKiller

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    hmmm ... I was expecting to see 0kb... no matter. Do you get any errors?? What program is having the problems?? and what OS are you running??
     
  13. brocher

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    DVD2ONE
    instant copy (installer file)
    various sond convertor progs
     
  14. PseudoKiller

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    and the operating system you are using (Win 98 / Me / 2000 / XP) and do you get any errors when you double click on them??

    Also check Task Manager to see if any of them show up.
     
  15. brocher

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    XP PRO.
    No errors reported
    Watching task manager as i try to open them and it comes on as a process but then just shuts it down as soon as it appears.
     
  16. PseudoKiller

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    have you tried a restore point??
     
  17. brocher

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    Yep tried all the restore points to when i re formatted.
     
  18. PseudoKiller

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    how about re-installing the apps that wont start??
     
  19. brocher

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    tried that as well still no joy.
     
  20. PseudoKiller

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    sounds FUBAR... I am out of ideas. Something messed it all up then. I think its a virus or something similar.