K well my icq, half-life, and some occasionnal app`s don`t even want to start.. like ICQ for instance i start it.. then ??? where is it?? i didnt even load in memory no crash no msgs just nothingness lol as if i didnt press the start button.. same thing with half-life... could it be the powertoys that done this??? cause i believe they where functionning b4 i installed those.. did this happen to anybody else? if so what did u do? and what caused it?