#1
Whenever I click on an exe file to run it, specifically, a little after my computer boots, the file doesn't run.

I.E, if I clicked on iTunes, iTunes doesn't open, but the cursor says it's working, but then just 'gives up'.

This isn't program specific, but it's severe enough to the point where I can't shut down my computer without manually pressing the power button. I can only open programs initially after booting, but sometime in, the above problem occurs.

Solutions anyone?
#2
Virus scan, defrag disk, system cleanup? What OS are you running?
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#6
how are you running the internet?
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how are you running the internet?


I can open some programs after it boots, but I can't open any programs, nor shutdown, after a certain time frame.
#8
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how are you running the internet?

Good point. Is it only itunes you're having trouble with?
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#9
well you must be running a program, because even the desktop is a program

are you sure your itunes isnt just bust, like does it work with another program
#10
It's not just iTunes, that was merely an example. It's not program specific. And it's not that the program closes, it never opens in the first place. I am aware that my desktop is explorer.exe, I'm not that stupid, but I can't run any programs after a certain amount of time since booting.
#11
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It's not just iTunes, that was merely an example. It's not program specific. And it's not that the program closes, it never opens in the first place. I am aware that my desktop is explorer.exe, I'm not that stupid, but I can't run any programs after a certain amount of time since booting.

Perhaps your CPU is just overheated. Open up task manager and see what's going on there.
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#13
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Perhaps your CPU is just overheated. Open up task manager and see what's going on there.



It's not overheated, it's been doing this for a few days.


And to the Mac guy, no. Just leave. I don't want that bull**** in here. I just want to get my computer back up so I can get back to porn and video games.
#14
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#15
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It's not overheated, it's been doing this for a few days.


And to the Mac guy, no. Just leave. I don't want that bull**** in here. I just want to get my computer back up so I can get back to porn and video games.

Major sense of humour failure...

On topic, try defragging your harddrive. Twill make things run smoother at least. It's a bit of a catchall, but there you go
#16
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I use Linux on my other computer, so I understand where you're coming from. But I did run a defrag earlier, and nothing happened.


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Wasn't trying to be funny, it's really what I use my computer for, besides programming.
#17
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I use Linux on my other computer, so I understand where you're coming from. But I did run a defrag earlier, and nothing happened.

Hmmm. You sure it's not a virus? Restart the computer? Try updating it from microsoft's website? I'm just guessing. Do any programs run?
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#18
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I use Linux on my other computer, so I understand where you're coming from. But I did run a defrag earlier, and nothing happened.


Wasn't trying to be funny, it's really what I use my computer for, besides programming.

He's talking about how you failed to see that he was joking about Macs
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Polo shirt?

Sunglasses?

Of course he got all the girls, he's Rick Astley.
#19
Quote by nosushi4you
He's talking about how you failed to see that he was joking about Macs


Jokes on me then. lol

Anyway, programs will run only if I start them immediately after it boots, otherwise they won't run after a certain amount of time since the boot.


EDIT: I'll run a virus scan and get back to you guys. I need a nap.
#20
how many different virus scanners have you run? try running another one or two and see if they catch anything.

when you first boot up your computer and start running programs (while you're able) are you starting them in the same order each time? if so, mix it up and see if it stops after a particular process starts running.
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#22
Yea i had that a while back, for me it was because of the W32 worm. Pretty much i had to format my hard drive/ erase everything.
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#26
I'd probably backup all your major stuff and whack in the XP disc if you have it. Repair the install, see what happens.
#27
Quote by Oli_88
I'd probably backup all your major stuff and whack in the XP disc if you have it. Repair the install, see what happens.


I tried the repair, didn't do much. I'm just going to wipe and reinstall anyway. I have everything backed up. Thanks for the input guys.
#28
I just did a similar thing. Except my desktop wouldn't even load.
No XP disc, Linux it was.
Not overly impressed so far.
Good luck anyways.
#29
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well you must be running a program, because even the desktop is a program

are you sure your itunes isnt just bust, like does it work with another program

Incorrect.
#32
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Incorrect.


actually everything on the computer is a program, thats how computers operate, the BIOS is a program the OS is a program, and the desktop which is part of the GUI is also a program.
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