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Standard Games like Solitaire do not open anymore

Q: Standard Games like Solitaire do not open anymore

Mothers computer, all she does is play solitaire and bridge games on it.
as of this morning none of the standard windows 7 games or even games explorer will open.
I have un enabled and the re enabled the games through features control. no help
System file checker and scandsk no help
system restore says error XXX8000ffff (not exact error) and doesn't restore anything
Games wont open from the exe in program files either.
Win 7 ultimate x64

Any Ideas?

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Got Windows 8.1 when it came installed on an Acer computer, and used to be able to play the embedded Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
Now, however, when we click on it to open it, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection blue screen flashes on for an instant, then goes off and displays our desktop scene.
How do I fix this issue, so we can continue playing Microsoft Solitaire versions such as Tri Peaks, Free Cell and Klondike?

A:Why won't our Microsoft Solitaire Collection open anymore?

As we know, these games like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts aren't installed automatically with Windows 8.1. If you are playing other version we recommend download them for free from the Windows Store if you like them. We've added dazzling new visuals
and daily challenges to make them even better than before. And all three games are available to install on your PC for free.
D. Wu

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My father-in-law uses a hand-me-down computer to play Solitaire, the packaged OS-version. He's too old or too stubborn to start a new game from the File menu, instead starting one from the Start Menu every time. -Thus leaving all old games open and running in the background. Once I noticed he had 70 Solitaire games open simultaneously!
Please Help explain how to treat Solitaire on WinXP like VISTA treats it: One game open at a time! The computer is slow as it is, I'm sure with so many open programs in the background it's not helping matters. THANKS!

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I have a program on my desktop that is called 'Galaxy of Games" It has 52 different versions of Solitaire.When I click on the icon, it has alwasy just opened to the games, but for some reason now, I click and the banner for Galaxy of Games appears but the games will not open and the banner just goes off. I don't think I have made any changes to my computer so what has happened. It also seems to have afffected my Acrobat reader. Everything else works fine.

A:Galaxy of Games-Solitaire

bclark2002 said:

I have a program on my desktop that is called 'Galaxy of Games" It has 52 different versions of Solitaire.When I click on the icon, it has alwasy just opened to the games, but for some reason now, I click and the banner for Galaxy of Games appears but the games will not open and the banner just goes off. I don't think I have made any changes to my computer so what has happened. It also seems to have afffected my Acrobat reader. Everything else works fine.Click to expand...

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How do I change the number of suits in the Microsoft Spider Solitaire game that's available in the Store for Win 8 RTM? I can't see any way to do it!

A:Microsoft Solitaire Games

Hi there
use the XP version from an XP disk -- much better and the cards are readable too. You can change the card background as well.

copy spider.exe from xp disk -- runs as is.


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I've been playing Microsoft Solitaire, Mahjong and Sudoku for ages now, the free editions, playing the daily challenges.

A few days ago I did a reinstall of my OS, changing from an OEM install to a clean one.

I re-downloaded the games from the Store, but I'm not sure if there is a problem with them, and am hoping someone who also plays these games can help me.

Now, when I try to play any game I am getting ads (I wasn't before, and my husband, who also plays these games on his laptop, doesn't get any ads at all).

I seem to get an ad before every third or fourth game. They last 30 seconds and can't be skipped. One ad was for Honda cars but the others are for different Microsoft games (bingo, treasure hunt, ones I already have, just random ads really) and these are the ones that are making me most concerned. On these 'Microsoft' ads the graphics aren't brilliant ( a bit fuzzy). They just don't feel like genuine Microsoft ads.

I know it suggests I need to upgrade to the premium game to avoid ads, but I was playing these same games before my OS reinstall without any ads appearing at all (and as I said earlier, my husband still is).

I did get these ads once before, and at that stage I was pretty sure I had picked up some malware as other strange things were happening. I did a System Image restore and that got rid of the ads.

I tried another new install 2 days ago, just in case I'd again picked up malware. I've been very careful, antivirus and firewall programs have been acti... Read more

A:Problem with Microsoft Solitaire and other Games

I recall some of the anti-viri/spy&mal-ware combines [software packages] often include ad-blocking across the board. Not at home, can't check my settings. Are you both using same security programs with the same settings? Await the eightforum staff, they should be along soon, they can offer excellent advice.

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Where can I download these games, ones that will work in Windows 10, 32 bit version.
I tried one link shown here, but after going through the download and installation, there
was nothing in the folder ??



A:Hearts and Solitaire Games in Windows 10

Solitaire is included in the preinstalled Microsoft Solitaire Collection and is called Klondike.

As for Hearts, there are many games called Hearts or similar in the Store. None are the classic Microsoft Hearts (at least not at the time that I write this).

I think the above is the simplest, best way to play these games.
However, if this is not what you are looking for and you must have the exact classic versions, this YouTube video seems to explain a method to obtain them. I have not tried. Get Windows 7 Games in Windows 8-10 (Updated!) - YouTube

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I've been using Galaxy of Games Solitaire for years. Tonight I clicked on the desktop shortcut and got a message saying "the program related to this shortcut has been changed so that the shortcut will not work properly." I uninstalled the program and tried to reinstall it with the CD and got the message, " Windows cannot find the .exe file."
What's up?
I'm running Windows 7.

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Hi there

Anybody got these to work on W8 yet

There's a horrible built in XBOX version for one form of Solitaire but I like the old XP / W7 classic games when I've a few minutes spare -- Hearts or Spider Solitaire with the 4 suit option are great time wasters !!!!


A:Windows XP / 7 Classic games (spider solitaire etc)

Originally Posted by jimbo45

Hi there

Anybody got these to work on W8 yet

There's a horrible built in XBOX version for one form of Solitaire but I like the old XP / W7 classic games when I've a few minutes spare -- Hearts or Spider Solitaire with the 4 suit option are great time wasters !!!!


Unfortunately no. But the XP versions of all of the Windows games will work on Windows 8. Kind of disappointing though not to be able to play the new versions. Microsoft should include them in the final product.

For that matter, why did they eliminate Inkball from Windows 7. I put it in myself, but sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't , sigh.

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Can "Windows 7 Games" be installed on Windows 10, and if so, How?
Thank you and regards,
John P.

A:Windows 7 Games (Hearts, Mahjong, Solitaire etc.)


This question has been asked a number of times on here. See this thread for how to do it.

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Hi there
sometimes if I'm on a train I like MShearts and Spider solitaire.
Spider solitaire works fine in "Portable mode" --just copy spider.exe from an XP installtion -- no setup etc required.

I hope that when the final is released the "Old classic Windows Games" will be back. I got them to work on w2003 server but haven't been able to do anything in W8 to install these.

Anybody got these to install from W7 ??

A:Classic Windows games -- Spider Solitaire from XP works - any others ?

There are even x64 versions available form the Win XP x64 cd (that's a w2003 kernel there, so no problem).

I used the x64 classic Pinball in Win7 with no problem so it should work fine on Win8 which I consider more old-app-friendly than its 2 predecessors (Win6 & Win7).


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Hi all

I like the Windows "Classic games" that come with windows such as Spider Solitaire etc.

Has anybody got the ones from W7 to work on W8 yet.

I managed to get them to work on W2008 Server but not on W8. (Note these are the standard games packaged with Windows -- not Games that people would buy so I've posted the question here rather than in the gaming Forum.



A:Windows 7 Classic games (Spider Solitaire etc) anybody installed yet

I've had a look at this, and not got anywhere.

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When I click the mouse to move cards, there is a hang time between the click and the move. This happens on both the left and right click and only in the solitaire games. It functions properly in the jigsaw games.

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I recently installed a new printer, copier, and scanner (HP) on my mother's and sister's computer, both. Now neither can open the solitaire game that came with windows. Any connection? Can I fix?

A:Solitaire that came with windows 98 won't open

search for it first from the start menu and if you can't find it go to the windows cd and the add remove windows components and add the games

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I downloaded windows 10 which comes with Microsoft solitaire collection. When I click on it, it says "Loading" but nothing ever happens. I have let it sit and run for an hour and nothing ever happens. I am not real computer literate, so keep any answers specific or step by step instructions. Thanks!

A:Why can't I get the Windows 10 solitaire collection to open?

Yeah, it seems to be very buggy. Sometimes it work and sometimes it doesn't. Hopefully Microsoft will get around to fixing it eventually.

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After updating to 8.1, Microsoft Solitaire Collection wont open from the start screen. The tiles are still showing. When I click on the tile I get the message "This app can't open" with a close button. There is also a link to "go to the store". When I click on this link I get a message that the app needs to be repaired. When I click on the Repair button the store says it is installing but when complete the app still wont open.

Strangely, I had a shortcut to the Collection on my Start8 start menu. When I go to the desktop, the menu option works and I can open the Collection. Many menu items have a right click option to "Pin to Start" but the Collection does not.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:Microsoft Solitaire Collection wont open after 8.1

I am getting a similar problem. After installing 8.1 I can play any games except the daily challenge. Say I want to play Klondike it loads up to the play button then it freezes. This happens to all the games.

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I am told the program is installed, but won't open after I changed to Windows 10

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Freecell, Hearts, Minesweep, etc. They are...and have always been...unusually small as compare to other computers I've been on. It's as if they are "zoomed out".
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600. I never played these games on it when I first bought it so I don't know if it was ever "normal" or if this condition IS normal. Nevertheless, I'd like to indulge a little but it becomes aggravating after a couple of games (especially Minesweep).

I'm sure it's a quick fix but I have no idea where to look. Thanks in advance.

A:Why are all my standard games so small???

Resolution of the monitor is what comes to mind with those games. For instance. The game appears 'bigger' on another monitor that may be running 800x600 where as your laptop likely has a default resolution of 1024x768 or 1280x1024. With LCD displays your best quality image will come at it's 'native' resolution. You may have the option of switching to a lower resolution but the image won't look quite as clean. Switching to a lower resolution will make everything on your display appear larger then when running a higher resolution.

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is there any way for a admin to allow a standard user right to run a game? (world of warcraft) I have vista home premium

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is there any way for a admin to allow a standard user right to run a game? (world of warcraft) I have vista home premium

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is there any way for a admin to allow a standard user right to run a game? (world of warcraft) I have vista home premium

A:Standard User And Games

Originally Posted by Enslin66

is there any way for a admin to allow a standard user right to run a game? (world of warcraft) I have vista home premium

Standard users can run games unless you have set the parental controls to block it. Also, WoW does not require admin permissions. I'm guessing someone is lying to you to get admin privileges OR they might just think they need them.

Either way, they dont.

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I have a new 1 month old Toshiba laptop, Windows 7. It came with Spider Solitaire and regular Solitaire loaded on it. When I am trying to play these my mouse seems to be giving me problems. I will click and drag the card and it drops off or "bumps" into a wrong stack and I get an invalid play message. Or when I click on a card it won't get picked up so I can move it. Frequently when I click on the stack to flip a card, 2 cards will flip at the same time. This all happens frequently in each game I play. I don't know what is going on. Does anyone?

A:Problems with solitaire and spider solitaire

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Hello everyone, so my old computer recently broke down so I got an extra laptop that my father had. I've been trying to play several games that I've downloaded but I need to update my graphics driver. The issue with that is the manufacturer is "(Standard Display Types)" I don't really understand how to find where i should be looking for it. ANY response would be greatly appreciated.
DxDiag.txt (system information)

A:Cant play downloaded games with standard vga graphic adapt

Run Speccy

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Ive been having a lot of troubles with my Pc lately, around 2 days ago i got a blue screen saying Watchdog error along with my internet download speed going from 5mb/s to 700kb/s and the games where i usually get a average of 150+ frames i cant even get a steady 20. Ive tried updating all my drivers but got no luck.
Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K / 4.00GHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz
Operating on Win 10

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Ok i posted a support post up for the network.
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A:I can't get my games to run anymore

Did you reinstall your video and sound drivers, also would make sure your running the latest version of directx after the reinstall

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I've been having alot of trouble looking for solutions to update my standaard vga graphics adapter and cant find any. Ive been looking for hours and some of the solutions i found said to uninstall it. Im not sure if my computer could b harmed by uninstalling it but are there any solutions to update it? Ive been trying to play several games every few months when im bored but they end up not working so i delete them. But now ive been told that the problem was my driver and i still havnt found any solutions. Please help if possible.


System Information
Time of this report: 5/3/2012, 13:03:06
Machine name: ANTHONY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP d530 CMT(DF379A)
BIOS: 786B2 v2.18
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1016MB RAM
Page File: 1427MB used, 611MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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A:Windows 7- Cant play downloaded games with standard vga graphics adapt

I am guessing that your computer is incompatible with Windows 7 after checking the HP driver site.

It would appear that Windows 2000 is the latest operating system that can be used on it.

HP Compaq d530 Small Form Factor Desktop PC*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

I would suggest you download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which will flag up any hardware issues.

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My games used to work,haven't used them in a long time. Now when i load them they come up,
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it goes back to my desktop.Tried reinstalling
them but had no change.One of them goes right
back to desktop when i click on it from start menu.
[email protected]

A:Games not working anymore

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Hey guys,

Recently my graphics card wont run anygames anymore.It loads
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A:Cant play games anymore

Is the GFX fan spinning normally? Check your GPU temps.

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After I ran registry mechanic and defragged my hard drive (perfect disk - thrice, although I stopped the defrag half way through), none of the latest games work anymore (Call of duty 4, Crysis demo, Bioshock), although older games like Heroes of might and magic 3 still runs fine. Whenever I click to start a game, the splash screen will start, the screen will go black like when one normally starts a game, and then I'm just back at the desktop, with no error message. All other software works fine, like Ableton Live 5 etc.

I should also say that before all of this I decided to clean up my hard drive and deleted some files mainly in C:\documents and settings\bernhard\local settings\temp. I did not delete any read-only files. Maybe this screwed it up?

It's strange because everything works fine except these games all of a sudden.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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None of my games work anymore, I either get a black screen, then am sent back to windows with no explanation or the games just don't run. These are all old games that I've played a long time ago and haven't touched for years and now when i try them they don't work! I've installed the latest version of directx and scanned my computer for viruses, but still no luck.

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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About a few months ago I can still play games like Combat Arms, Call of Duty 4, BioShock, and Dead Space at minimal performance. But now, I reinstalled the game to play it again and it just got stuck on the Starting Screen or just plain BLACK Screen! I can still play some MMORPG like Sword of the New World: Granado Espada or the recently Closed-Beta, Luna Online just fine. I don't know what I did wrong with my Dell XPS Laptop. Any help will be apreciated.

My System Specs:
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS M1530
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, 1667 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 11/17/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

A:I can't play my games anymore!?

The only thing I noticed with Vista and games is sometimes a game will load and you get to a black menu screen for the game. I play Silent Hunter 4 and the first time I loaded the game in Vista I had not issues at all. Me being me messed up how to handle admin account and user account so I did a clean install to start over. Once done I loaded Silent Hunter 4 again to play. No issues, loaded fine. I clicked to play and I got the load screen. Once I got to the menu of the game it was nothing but a black screen. I could hear the music and see my mouse cursor but nothing else. So, what I had to do was go to my videocard tweak program ( I just use the one offered by Nvidia, it works fine) and reset my video card to all the default values. Should be just a box to check and apply to reset to defaults. Once done, I ran the game and all was fine. I closed the game out and reset my videocard back up to the tweaks I like. My game ran fine every since. Give it a shot, it worked for me.

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im running Windows XP pro service pack 3; Nvidia 8800GT; 1GB ram

A:Games won't start anymore!!!

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hi im trying to get rid of system integrity scan wizard and some other pop ups that are making my game drop down during online game play here is my log any help is appriciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:53:43 PM, on 4/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys EasyLink Advisor\LinksysAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\PhotoShow 5\data\Xtras\mssysmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
C:\Program Files\EMS Free Surfer Companion\fs30.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

A:Can't host games anymore, help?!!

just for troubleshooting, put your computer in the DMZ (must have manual IP address). What the DMZ will do is route any traffic to that computer without any issues/port blocks etc.

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I think I am in the right place but if this thread should be in another spot let me know.

I bought a computer a while ago and because it has a GeForce 7800 GS video card it sadly has the infinite loop problem. I managed to fix the Blue Screen of Death errors this problem causes when I downloaded the latest drivers for my card. I haven't had the crash problem since, but still have video rendering problems when I play some games like Battlefield 2 for instance what happens is the environment goes all screwy, I see a checkerboard type map on the ground or the image of the gun I am holding has odd triangle shapes coming off it or when I get into a vehicle the view is all triangles and flashing object or the other characters in the game look all sparkly and seem to be made up of odd triangle shapes. The only way to fix this is to reboot the system closing the game and starting it again doesn't work. Anywho the main reason I am here is because since I updated the video drivers ( I don't know what they were before or if this is the real reason for the problem) or because of something else other than the driver update, I can't say for sure as I didn't notice the problem right away because I didn't start the affected games for quite some time after the fact. I can still play COD4 but COD5, COD6, and Black Ops all fail to work and close down before they start COD6 actually stutters at the menu screen and I have to shut the system down by pulling the plug.... Read more

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Hi I'm after a little help I cant run my older games anymore
I think it might be to do with the video card not sure
the games i cannot run are Delta force 2 and land warrior, hitman original, and an oldy called Driver, wont load with video memory errors
my system specs are below and ill attach my dxdiag
any advice appreciated in advance
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TEST
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1800 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0204, 14/10/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name TEST\Mark
Time Zone AUS Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 136.45 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 1.12 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A:Can't run older games anymore

When you say older games don't work does that mean they did work on that PC before or not?

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Guys you won't believe it.

I reinstalled Vista yesterday because of this issue and also my games.
Yesterday everything worked.
Today I installed my applications and extra drivers and I started Racedriver GRID and it did the same thing.
So since its a new Vista install I checked what I installed today and removed the Windows Visual C and my Genius Fpen 610 driver.
Reboot and magically Grid and all my games started.

My Genius F610 Tablet driver for Vista was causing all the trouble!!!!
Can you believe that?

Thanks for everyones help!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
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Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
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I've already asked this on two other forums, no one can give me a straight goes:

Whenever I play a game for more than 10 minutes, it locks up and I have to reboot my PC. Even after I reboot, it still occurs every single time. Also, if I want my games to run smooth, I have to run them as soon as I boot up the PC or else the frame rate goes to hell. I have all the latest drivers for my vid/sound card and XP. Defragged around 2 days ago.

The 2nd problem happened long before the first but I didn't think much of it...

I really have no clue what's wrong. Any ideas?

My specs:

AMD Athlon 2100+
512mb RAM
60gig HD
Radeon 9000 Pro 128mb
Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows XP


A:PC games don't work anymore....desperate for help!

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about 3 days ago, i was just on the computer. I went on the internet, tried downloading adobe after affects, and played minecraft. after awhile i got bored so i turned off my computer. When i decided to go back on later, i couldnt play my only 2 computer games which are wizard101 and minecraft. Internet, videos and other programs work just fine. Its just wiz101 and minecraft.
When trying to open wizard 101 i get 3 errors (see attached file). After all those messages go away i can type in my username and password to start the game, but it just tells me i am unable to connect to wizard101.
For minecraft, i have 2 different minecrafts installed. One of the minecrafts let me enter my password and username and begin playing the game, but after that the minecraft window just goes black and stays like that. When trying to play the OTher minecraft i get this error -
Java Virtual Machine Launcher 
Error: Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Documents And Settings\Victoria\Desktop\Mineshafter-proxy.jar
ive tried uninstalling and then re-installing minecraft, thats all. It did not work though. I havent tried anything else yet. I have a windows Xp. If you need anymore info on my computer or need me to be more clear about some things, please let me know. Thank you.

A:I cant play certain games on my computer anymore?

Required reading : .
Me, I would try running the sfc /scannow command, to repair/replace damaged system files.
How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files -

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I have a gateway with a tsstcorp dvd =_ rw mlti format double layer drive and very suddenly I can no longer watch movies. Games play, cds play, audio fine. But I put in a movie and it's like there's no disc here. We've watched movies on it for over a year, so I checked multiple movies that once worked. I've followed the troubleshooting, tried to update driver. The wizard could find no better driver than what is already being used. I DO NOT get an error message. I just don't get anything to show up either under My Computer or in Media Center or Media player. Oh, and if it helps we have Windows XP Media Center Edition. This stumps me. I read somewhere "Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)" was a problem but I even went to add/remove programs and couldn't find that paticular update, so I couldn't uninstall that.
Thanks for any help.

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i use to get all my poker sites, full tilt, pokerstars etc. now when i try to get them i get the cannot cnnect to server message. i try disabling my firewall (windows firewall) nothing, i try to uninstall my games nothing. PLEASE HELP...

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I hope someone has an answer to my dilemma. I like to play games online, especially at and, but since yesterday I haven't been able to play any of the games. The games don't load for me anymore.

I have disabled the firewall and the pop-up stopper to see if it would help, but it didn't. I don't know what else to do. I am sure I am missing some files, but don't have a clue to which ones are missing.

Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

A:Oneline games don't load anymore...

Problem fixed. I did a system restore and now I am good again.

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At least 2 old games gothic 1 and gothic 2 ( raven ). Both played well on my winXP 64-bit. I reinstalled them both. Gothic 1 has no images in intro, and the sound is very spotty. Gothic 2 also has no intro images and even stopped in the middle of intro.

It is the same computer, except some more games. The computer is virtually not connected to internet except when I need a patch. What could be the reason?

one year old gaming computer
winXP pro 64-bit service pack 2
AMD phenom II X4 955
3.21 ghz 8 gig RAM
radeon HD 4870 X2 2gig video RAM
BTW, the DVDs come from " gothic universal " which includes 3 DVDs ( No1 is gothic 1, No2 is gothic 2 and No3 is gothic 3 ). No3 which is gothic 3 works fine so I have no reason to think that the other two DVDs do not work because they are dusty or scratched. Most other games played well including both old and recent games.

A:games that don't play anymore on same computer?

are you saying they were working on the same computer and stopped working after you reinstall them? why did you reinstall them?

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Hi,Im new here.Heres whats been going on.I just bought some games over the weekend.The games are Airline Tycoon and Crazy Taxi Driver.I keep getting this error message that says "interface not registered".So it wont even let me install them.What can I do to install them?

I also bought Flight Simulator 2002 with the add ons that go to that game and now the add ons are saying "interface not registered".What can I do?

Any advice is very appreciated.


A:most of my games dont work anymore

What version of windows are you using? Also are there any numbers or other parts of the error message?

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Why doesnt my steam or gamespy work anymore. It says that it cannot connect b/c my internet is unstable or i am connected through a over protected firewall, and it has been doing this for about a month now. I went to the steam website and did everything they told me to and it still doesnt work....what should i do?

A:None of my online games work anymore

well make sure your are not in fact blocked by a firewall or anything, unless your 100% sure. make sure your internet connection is set under the right setting appropriate for you under Settings>Internet tab for Steam.

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Ok here we go, i got my laptop last year and i got a virus about 6 months ago. I had my laptop reset completely to factory settings. Before i got the virus and reset i could play: sims 3,democracy,fifa,call of duty, downloaded 3d games. Now i cant play any games hardly the screen goes black and it has an error on every single one then it says windows has stopped working



name: SiS mirage 3 graphics
manufacturer: Silicon intergrated systems corp.
chip type: SiS672 series
DAC type: internal
Approx memory: 184mb
display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60hz)
monitor: Generic Pnp monitor

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


Main driver: SISGRUMD.dll,SiSclone.dll,SiSfunc.dl
version: 8.14.0010.518 (english)
Date: 30/06/2010
WHQL logo'd: Yes
DDI version: 9Ex

please help me thanks i want to be able to play all the games i could before.

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

We need the model number and make of your laptop, as well as full system specs to help.
Although I can say right now, your integrated graphics sucks.

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Hi, I have a computer with hardware capable of running almost all current titles, EG Bf3, Dota2, counter strike GO, that was until a few months ago.
I started experiencing serious ping issues / packet loss in games causing me to completely freeze, then re-appear where I would have been. On counter strike source "string_cmds" graph peaks when this occurs.
The problem has got worse now, though, I can't play more then 10 minutes of ANY game before something goes wrong, be it a game crash or my whole computer shuts down resulting in one of the many Blue screen Stop errors I have said.
The game will run perfectly smooth, then suddenly my whole computer will shut down. This can happen about 5 times a day depending on how willing I am to restart the game.
Google chrome has just started to crash frequently now, too, and with limited income being 16 I need to fix this rather buy a new pc.
I don't know whether this will be useful but the address for one of them ( I've had well over 100 by now) Is "at FFFFF8801047D000" and another.." STOP: 0x00000019"

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz 47 ?C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Acer Aspire M3910 (CPU 1) 30 ?C
HP S2031 ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 5670 (Sapphire/PCPartner) 48 ?C
Hard Drives
625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 44 ?C
Optical Drives
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A:Multiple BSODs - 3B, 7e, 10, 50, can't play games anymore

Welcome to SevenForums,

I have had a look at your last 3 DMP Files, 2 of them are referencing memory.

Can you try these steps for me

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+If there is no error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.

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I decided to install the game Grid but the installer will not run because it says that its not compatible with the windows version im running.. But 5 months ago i installed it with no problems. That happened with some other games i installed.. i have the same windows version on my desktop and there i never had any problem instaling just on my laptop.. I have vista home premium 64bit.
I already tried to go to the setup and run it in compability mode but still doesnt work..
What should i do? How come i use to be able to instal and now im not?

A:vista wont install some games anymore..

I have had the ability to play older games. I speculate that after installing SP2 on the x64 you lose the ability to install/play older x86 games. I cant play my MechWarrior 4 anymore and it has me annoyed. I also assume at times...even though sounds stupid..that newer hardware is just too high end for older games that they cant be installed on them. I know its silly but possible. Just keep trying in compatibility mold all the way back to windows 2000/xp settings and try it out more. It might just work if it feels like it.

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I have set up an adminstrator account for myself on my home PC, and individual 'standard user' accounts for my kids. I notice that certain websites such as do not load properly when the kids log into their accounts, but they open just fine through my adminstrator account.

The kids see the green background of pbskids and a frame at the bottom, but nothing else. Some other websites have a similar problem. What gives?

I tried disabling parental controls, but that had no effect (not that pbskids should be blocked by parental control anyway ...)

Would appreciate any pointers!

Running Windows Vista SP1 32 bit on a HP machine.

A:Can open certain websites as adminstrator but not as standard user

Sounds like a corrupt account. Open a new account for the kids at least as a test.

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Hi all
in win 7 and standard user,i want when enter to "Computer Management" , open permision windows for enter admin pass , NO that i have Logof windows
like this :

No this:

A:How to open permision Windows for standard user

In my case I always was asked for admin credentials before even opening the window. How are you opening the computer management screen?
I always go to right-click computer (on start menu for example) -> administer -> UAC popups here.

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Is it possible to open standard Run dialog window from command line?

I have disabled all WIN hotkeys (it is not important why) and now I need to assign WIN+R to its normal function with AutoHotkey.

I finally found solution:

c:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll`,#61
EDIT: Unfortunately it is 32-bit version of Run dialaog. Is it possible to open 64-bit Run dialog?

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I received this error after trying to play europa universalis 4, after updating with the latest windows 8.1 updates. Yesterday all games worked fine, today, none of them run at all.

I've been searching for a solution but all i can find is update your graphics card / DirectX / install the Dx in the game folder itself, all of which i did, but none of it worked.

I've tried pretty much everything i could find about this problem, anyone have any ideas? Only difference is i am running all of this off a laptop with an intergrated graphics card though, and for the next few months my laptop is all i have in terms of a pc. Graphics card is Intel HD graphics 4600, which worked just fine a day ago.

A:Failed to create graphics device. Can't run games anymore

Welcome to the forum!

You are certain you have only HD 4600 graphics and not also a discrete Nvidia graphics chip? Does device manager show only HD 4600 graphics adapter?

Would also help to know exact model like V3-772-xxxx.

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I have Win XP with a gig of ram and a nividia geforce 5500fx video card, i used to play battlefield 2 and 2142 with little lag, now my system is slow slow i can't play ANY games, single or multiplayer. Its fine until you get into the acutal gameplay. Several of my process are above 50,000k.
svhost.exe is at 59,0000 right now and comes back if i end it. Here is my hijackthis logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:56:31 PM, on 2/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:


C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


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A:Help Computer suddenly very Slow - can't play games anymore

please someone help asap i suspect a virus, even tho i've done tons of scans with several programs

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My wife has a Standard User Account and she can open Canon MP Navigator, however I cannot open the same program when logged in as an Administrator.  I created a new Admin account and can open the program when logged into the new admin account.  Why can I not open the program from my old admin account?

A:My wife has a Standard User Account and she can open Canon MP Navigator, however

What error messages are you receiving when trying to open the program under your other account?

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I got back from christmas break, (hadn't used my computer for about 2 weeks) and my computer was running incredibly slowly on the internet ( i have cox high speed) and when I tried to uninstall and reinstall a few games, they wouldn't uninstall, and i couldn't use them. I think i installed a corrupted rollercoaster tycoon disc, and that messed up my computer.
I've run Norton internet security (05), ad aware, stinger, and tried my cox security, but norton keeps interfering with that. here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:45:18 PM, on 1/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:slowed computer, games uninstall/install doesn't work anymore.

Welcome to TSF.

You're infected with a trojan...TWICE!.

There is a procedure for removing the duplicate infection in one go, but I can't remember. So, we are going to run the tool twice instead.
Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode. Or Save them to Wordpad so that you can access them in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
Go into Add/Remove and uninstall:

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning.
It should look like this


VundoFix V2.15 by Atri
By using VundoFix you agree that you are doing so at your own risk
Press enter to continue....

Press 'Enter' to continue!
Next you will see:


Please Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
and then press enter:

At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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Everytime I go to this one site, all of a sudden Firefox is asking me if Id like to open or save it, like its a file, saying that "You have chosen to open (Then theres a blanks space) which is a: application/x-httpd-php

Save or Open.

I guess Ill get this with every php site but yeah...

The weird thing was that I had been on this site 10 minutes before and it worked fine, then I went on it 10 mins later and that came up, I had done nothing(That I know of) differently, not even closed the browser.

When I try with IE, I get a page of code.. What do I do?

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win xp pro sp3
vlc 2.02

i asked about this error at vlc forums, but no answer. so maybe here someone knows?

i could previously open .avi files without problems.
then in windows, i changed the settings for .avi files to 'open with vlc' (because i wanted to change the icon). with folder settings.
BUT then i couldnt play avi files anymore. even reinstalling vlc 2.02 didnt help, or deleting the .avi in folder settings. other files .mkv, wmv and SOME of the .avi files seem to work ok

File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "F:\install\Dragon". (%m)
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///F:/install/Dragon'. Check the log for details.Click to expand...

A:cant open avi file with vlc anymore

Are you opening VLC first and then loading the files through the File menu?

Do they play in other players?

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Hello everyone.
Earlier today I was browsing tumblr, and got an AVG warning about stopping an attempted threat. I let AVG do it's thing, closed the tab and eventually the rest of Firefox, and left for work.
Now I've come home and any attempt to open anything brings up the "choose the program you want to use to open this file" window.
I can open Photoshop and iTunes and such, but none of my spyware/anti-virus programs will open.
I am using Windows XP, and primarily use Firefox now.
I asked around a bit and someone suggested I try ComboFix, which brought me here, but I'm not the most computer savvy person and I'm not about to try anything without some serious advice and oversight.
Any advice on this would be much appreciated, thank you.


A:I cannot open .exe files anymore

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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I have Windows XP Pro and 1 GB of RAM on my work computer. What often happens is that I'll will be opening up many separate IE and explorer windows and after I open about 30 windows my computer will not let me open any more. (If I try to open one more IE window the computer does not respond). I suspected that I had run out of virtual memory but when I check the task manager I still have more than 50% free on the page file and over 30% free on the physical memory. So my question is: Does Windows XP limit the total amount of windows you can open on your desktop even if you have available memory? Or is something else going on with my computer?

A:Can't open anymore windows

Blood Elemental said:

I have Windows XP Pro and 1 GB of RAM on my work computer. What often happens is that I'll will be opening up many separate IE and explorer windows and after I open about 30 windows my computer will not let me open any more. (If I try to open one more IE window the computer does not respond). I suspected that I had run out of virtual memory but when I check the task manager I still have more than 50% free on the page file and over 30% free on the physical memory. So my question is: Does Windows XP limit the total amount of windows you can open on your desktop even if you have available memory? Or is something else going on with my computer?Click to expand...

Well i found this. Won't do any harm to take a look at it.

Many open windows tweak

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Hi, wasn't sure whether this was the right forum to put it in, but I really need some help with itunes.

Recently if I try and open itunes or quicktime it'll wait about 10 seconds before a pop up screen comes up saying "an error occurred while trying to open itunes, some of the stuff you had running may be lost if unsaved". It would then have two options underneath saying "Send" or "Don't Send". I can no longer access itunes because of this.

I've tried system restore, uninstall/install (but for some reason quicktime refuses to be removed from the computer but itunes will...), but nothing will work.

Does anyone would I could do to try and fix this?

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Since I am not a computer whiz I'm gonna try to be as simple as I can. About 3 nights ago my i-tunes program stopped operating. It does not open any longer. I removed the program and reinstalled again about 2 days ago. It still doesn't work. Even thou I tried various alternatives to open the program it doesn't open. I have a SONY VAIO VGC-RA810G desktop with 3 hard drives. The main drive (C) has all the programs and 250 MB. The thing is, I open the Window Task Manager and the program is NOT there so I can't do anything about. I tried to open using Start, Programs, ITunes and it doesnt work either. The weirdest thing is when I turn off the computer, the system says the program is open and it request me to close it thou the Windows Task Manager does not show it. One thing I consider to be important, all my music files are located in a 1 TB maxtor external hard drive. Why? Because I have about 114k music files (about 700 GB of music). I'm not sure and I guess it may be a problem of lack of memory (I currently have 3 GB of internal memory (not expandable). Does anyone knows what I can do? I need to keep uploading my music collection and this situation is delaying my daily task. The C Drive still has about 45 GB of disk space.

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whenever i try to open up ms paint i get an error with the following details

AppName: mspaint.exe AppVer: 5.1.2600.0 ModName: mfc42u.dll
ModVer: 6.0.8665.0 Offset: 00017103

A:MSPaint won't open anymore

Try uninstalling and reinstalling Paint.

If you're running WinXP, go to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Add/Remove Windows Components (in the left pane)>highlight Accessories and Utilities, click the Details button. Highlight Accessories, click the Details button. Uncheck Paint, click OK as many times as it takes to close the windows to get back to the original Add/Remove window, then click Next. Step through the Wizard to uninstall Paint.

Once it's finished unintalling Paint, go back to where you can recheck Paint, click OK, OK and Next to reinstall it.

In Win98, Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Windows Setup tab>Accessories>Details button, uncheck Paint, etc. Once it's uninstalled, go back, recheck it and reinstall it.

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hi there. all my porgrams for reading xml/rss feeds stoppped working one day. i dont know exactly when, it just happened about 2 weeks ago, i guess when i went to read one of course. i use sharpreader, and when i opened it, it says "application has generated an exception that could not be handled." "process id=0xaa0 (2720). Thread id=0xab4 (2740)." "click ok to terminate or cancel to debug" when i go to debug it says "registered jit debugger not available" and it involves cordbg.exe. "click retry to have process wait while attaching a debugger manually or cancel to abort jit request"

i have tried uninstall/reinstall, i have tried sage rss viewer for firefox but that never worked to begin with. also i tried downloading several other rss viewers and got the exact same error message. what is wrong and how do i fix?

A:Can't get xml or rss feeds to open anymore

dopefisher said:

hi there. all my porgrams for reading xml/rss feeds stoppped working one day. i dont know exactly when, it just happened about 2 weeks ago, i guess when i went to read one of course. i use sharpreader, and when i opened it, it says "application has generated an exception that could not be handled." "process id=0xaa0 (2720). Thread id=0xab4 (2740)." "click ok to terminate or cancel to debug" when i go to debug it says "registered jit debugger not available" and it involves cordbg.exe. "click retry to have process wait while attaching a debugger manually or cancel to abort jit request"

i have tried uninstall/reinstall, i have tried sage rss viewer for firefox but that never worked to begin with. also i tried downloading several other rss viewers and got the exact same error message. what is wrong and how do i fix?Click to expand...

I have the same problem anyone can answer plz?

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Itunes no longer opens on my computer...DEP issues. I've tried excluding itunes from DEP, have uninstalled and reinstalled. Did a system restore, still didn't fix it. It worked fine a few days ago.

A:can't open itunes anymore

Go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs, uninstall all 6 of the Apple programs associated with iTunes. (ex) iTunes, Bonjour, Mobile ME, Quick Time etc and anything else Apple related and restart. Now reinstall iTunes and see if that works.

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Today, I couldn't Access Yo-safe on my laptop, the dialogue box where you enter your password no longer comes up!I suspect that the latest version of windows may have something to do with it, it was a "Free" version, which I've been told was a way to BETA test the product-Should be more careful dealing with the EVIL EMPIRE, I know-but this is a major inconvenience-too many important documents were stored on yo-safe and I NEED ACCESS TO THEM URGENTLT! can anyone help?

A:Can't open Yo-safe anymore!!!

You upgraded to Win 10?

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When I try to open, it gives me this message:
"The operation failed due to an installation problem. Restart Outlook and try again. If the problem persists please reinstall."

Well, I don't know how to restart it. I have powered down and back up again. That does not help. I am using Microsoft Office Word 2003 and a PC running Windows XP.

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Hi all,
I was able to open PDF files from websites and save then in IE now I just get a pop up and it's blank. I have enabled the addon PDF link help. I can open and view in firefox and save once opened. The older I'm getting the more I'm forgetting.

thanks in advance


A:can't open PDF file anymore

If you like IE try Maxthon. It uses the IE engine but has a bunch of user-written plugins like firefox. If it's in IE now it was prolly in Maxthon 3 years ago.

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Hi -

I have a problem that is difficult to describe. Basically, I can't open folders or My Computer. I can run applications OK, but when I doulbe click on folders on the desktop or My Documents or My Computer, a new window opens briefly, then the entire desktop goes blank, and then everything reappears slowly and the icons on the right hand side of my taskbar (the quick launch icons?) appear one at a time as if the computer was booting up.

I did some more searching and found some other folks had similar problems. For example:

It seems this might be spyware. I have run SpyBot and I am currently running AdAware and SpySweeper. I hope this resolves the problem - but does this problme sound familiar to others? Have other folks had experience with this particular piece of spyware? Does this really sound like spyware problems? Help, please!


A:Can't open folders in XP anymore...

This seems to be a new problem. Look at akewlguys thread which i have replied to. We are currently working on it along with several other people.

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Hello to everyone!
Some minutes ago I was moving an image file into a folder on my desktop using my mouse but after that I suddenly haven't been able to open none of my folders anymore!
When I click twice on a folder it goes in "Windows Explorer Taskbar". I can see it there but if I try to open it , it "flies away" towards rightside on my desktop and disappear ( I guess that's the same movement I did moving the image into the folder ).
I don't know what's happened, anyone has a hint or idea to solve this problem?
Please help me!

A:I Cannot open folders anymore...

Forgive me, I have just solved my problem by myself!
I guessed it was a problem caused by moving files too fast with mouse
In fact I got so nervous that I have started taking back things with my mouse from the unseen right side of my desktop can't even imagine what I have found there!!!

Now I can see again my folders and open them!!!

Could You close this discussion?
Sorry again...

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I have used ad aware and spybot to remove some malware but I still can not access my homepage I just get taken to here : <hxxp://> instead. If I run IE with no add-ons I can access the site. Not sure what I am missing, any help would be appreciated, I also had to remove spyware 2009 that I did manually from finding directions on another web site. Also I have something called the superads that I can not get rid of, and I get a popup saying that IE is trying to change pages hit ok or cancel and IE isn't even open on the screen but I then I check windows task manager says that it is?Thank You in Advance,RichardUNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH ITDDS (Ver_09-03-16.01)Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionBoot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2Install Date: 12/7/2007 10:45:09 PMSystem Uptime: 5/10/2009 1:12:04 PM (20 hours ago)Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0M3918Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz | Microprocessor | 2992/800mhz==== Disk Partitions =========================C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 71 GiB total, 27.246 GiB free.D: is CDROM ()F: is CDROM (CDFS)==== Disabled Device Manager Items ================= System Restore Points ===================No restore point in system.==== Installed Programs ======================Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1.2 Security Update 1 (KB403742)Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveXAdobe Flash Player 10 PluginAdobe Reader 8.1.2Adobe... Read more

A:cant get to homepage anymore and ie is running but not open

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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Hi guys,
I don't know what happened but I can no longer open Event Viewer. When I click on the icon to open it, the computer appears to work for a split second but then nothing happens. No window opens or anything.

Any advice?

A:Cannot open Event Viewer anymore

In the elevated command prompt run sfc /scannow

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I recently moved important screenshots that are .jpg files onto my laptop. When i tried to open them they wont open in any program i use. i thought moving them to my phone would open them but sadly i was incorrect.Please help these files are really important . I updated to windows 10 and i keep getting the message
"It looks like we dont support this file format," or "cant open this file because its an empty file"

A:Jpg files wont open anymore

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A recent problem I cannot get rid of:
Clicking on an hyperlink within an email in Outlook 2003 (with Vista) opens the default page of the browser only. And if I right click on the link, I don't get a menu that allows me to edit and copy the link. The best I can do is select "source" and find the developed link somewhere. What did I do?


A:cannot open hyperlink in Outlook anymore

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I created a new folder yesterday, its still there but now saying item has been moved or changed shortcut will not work?

A:Folder shortcut will not open anymore

How about just creating a new shortcut?

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(Sorry for my bad english, Im from Sweden xD)

Hello! I came home from a 5 week Holiday trip and when i started my computer i realized that i could open bat files! When i open a bat file it says that i windows dont know what program it going to use when it open it..
Then i have 2 choses, use the internet to find the right program and choose a program you already have..
I have tryed registry booster, nod32 and ccleaner but i cant find sone registry missing files or viruses?
I play a online game that opens with a bat file so i really need a answer please..

//Luka M.

A:I cant open batch/bat files anymore!?

Hello and welcome, hardrock163.

Click Start, Run, type in cmd, click OK. See what happens.

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All of a sudden I cannot open Outlook at home. I get an error message saying :
"unable to open your default e-mail folders. Errors have been detected in the file: E:\Documents and settings\Valued customer\local settings\application data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst . Quit Outlook and all mail enabled applications and use the Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnos and repair errors in the file.

when I click okay, Outlook closes. I have tried to fix it the following ways:

1. Opened Word, Access, Power point and in each one clicked Help> Detect and repair office but didn’t work
2. I restored my computer to over a month go – still no good
3. I put the Office 2003 disk in the CD Rom and clicked to repair- no good
4. I put the 2003 office disk in and reinstalled over it self- no good
5. I tried Office 2002 small business disk and just installed Outlook- no good
6. I clicked run> typed in Scnpst.exe but wouldn’t work
7. I did a search for *.pst and came up empty
8. I tried an online scan (Microtrend and Panda) and all they found was spyware and no viruses.
9. I totally uninstalled Microsoft Office and restarted the computer and then re-installed it, still same message
10. I downloaded "scanpst.exe" from the internet but it won't run saying there was a message saying SCANPST32.dll was missing and to re-install the application
11. Found a workaround on line saying to delete the .msnpst file and restart as it would be recreated but can... Read more

A:Outlook 2003 won't open anymore!!

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My problem started when I read an article on the web that Microsoft uses a "/prefetch:1" command to load Windows Media Player faster than normal. This is usually added to the shortcuts found on your taskbar and desktop. I thought this is a great idea. I should have this "/prefetch:1" command on all my important shortcuts.

I logged into my limited account and I tested it on the programs I used the most and in fact it worked wonderful, that is until I used it on a particular program called 2xExplorer. This program is like Windows Explorer on steroids. I've used this great program for a couple of years now and never had a problem. I added the "/prefetch:1" command to my 2xExplorer shortcut and when I launched the program it worked fine.

Soon after I rebooted my machine, I logged back into my limited account and now none of my programs would automatically start (i.e. my CA Firewall/Anti-virus/Anti-Spyware Suite, my Spyware Doctor program, etc.) and instead I would get 2xExplorer windows opened for each of the programs that were supposed to start automatically. The 2xExplorer window would show the open folder where that particular executable file was to be found. This means that each time I would log into my limited account, I would get about 15 2xExplorer windows opened from all the programs that are supposed to be initialized at the beginning.

I also tried to launch the programs by double-clicking on the executable files manually, bu... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot open EXE files anymore.

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About 4 days ago my computer started acting up, I'd say right after installing a chipset driver but I'm not exactly sure if that's the problem. I also uninstalled Privatize VPN (I know, why did i install it in the first place ) right before the problems started occurring.

Here's the situation:

When i start windows everything runs fine, about 2 minutes in after opening a program it will freeze. I try to run another program from the desktop, the desktop freezes. I try to run my task manager from my taskbar, it tries to open then just doesn't. I try ctrl + alt + del and i get a "can't display security and logon settings" error (I'm not sure if its exactly worded like that, but pretty much i can't CTRLALTDEL). I try to restart the computer and it takes very long, actually it doesn't restart at all. It tries to and the screen will go to sleep after a while. Also the programs that i try to open from the desktop will eventually reply with a "did not respond in a timely fashion" error.

Here's all the solutions I've tried:

I've tried clean boot, it made it lag a little bit less but no help.
I tried resetting my BIOS settings.
I've ran multiple anti virus, and have removed a few viruses. (AVG, Spybot, Malwarebytes)
Of course, not running them all a the same time.
I've turned off my antiviruses as well to see if it lags less.
I've recently just tried a system restore point and none of them are working. I'm getting a
"An unspecified error occurred dur... Read more

A:Programs won't open anymore, Tried many suggestions.

You say you removed "several" Virus's? Have you tried a sfc/scannow to find/repair any damaged system files? Have you considered a repair install?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Repair Install

Also , have you tried any of the automated fixes from MS?

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Up until the other day, I could open email attachments. Now, when I click on the paperclip, it brings up a SAVE AS box w/ it looks like, a list of all the attachments I ever downloaded on my computer. The icons show those zipped folders. Can someone please help me?

I don't use any particular email type (IE, Outlook, etc.) I have Verizon FIOS mail that I access in Chrome. I have a new Lenovo desktop I got a yr ago & I had upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as it became available the 2-3 weeks ago.

A:Why Won't Email Attachments Open Anymore?

Can you open them directly if you're in the Verizon site?

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Hi all,

Turned the pc on yesterday morning only to find my secondary hard drive renamed to local disk. When I try to open it I get a message saying this disk is not formatted & would I like to format it? In it's properties the file-type is listed as raw.

I think it was fat32 before this as opposed to ntfs because>>>>

Winxp wasn't a complete install (done ages ago), I upgraded to it from win98 so my primary drive is fat32. I think I bought the secondary drive b4 I upgraded so almost sure it was also fat32.

I tried the hard drive on my kids pc & found I could then open the drive & all the files etc were still on it so can only assume the fault is elsewhere. The kids pc is running win98....another reason to assume the drive was fat32? (don't think thier pc would have read an ntfs disk?)

The disk is also reported as being healthy elsewhere.

If anyone has any ideas on how to be able to read that disk again I'd appreciate it. Cheers..Andy.

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I can't open .doc files anymore or .docm either, I just get a window for Save As. I loaded a compatibility program recommended by the college for their program, and I suspect it may be the root of the problem, but when I removed this program, the problem still persists. I need to open these files. I have Word Perfect 10, and Office Access, but I still have been able to open these files previously.

A:Can't open .doc files anymore, get Save As

Hello Pixie7

Try this easier way first

Right click a problem file
Hover over Open with
If the program you need is not shown click "Choose Program"
Highlight the program in the list
At the bottom check "Always use this program...."

If the program to open the file is not in the list, click the "Browse" button.
Find the ".exe" for the program and select it
Continue then as above.


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Can anybody help me troubleshoot this?
All my Adobe Air applications used to work fine, but now they won't open.  Basically once you get to the screen where it brings up Adobe Air screen, with options for "I Agree" or "I quit" to  lauch the program, no launch happens - it just dissapears.  I reinstalled Adobe Air a few times, even installing a Beta version.  I did a clean install after deleting everything with Revo Uninstaller. 
I searched for guides to get this resolved, nothing helps.  Adobe Forums and official troubleshooting guides didn't do jack bleep either.  
Anybody have any suggestions.  I'm pretty sure its non malware related, just to get that out of the way.  

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When I try to open Incredimail either by the desktop icon or the .exe file, the envelope icon blinks quickly in the bottom right corner and the program never opens. I have uninstalled and re-installed and nothing helps. Also disabled firewall and virus programs. Any ideas? I am kinda stuck here.

A:Incredimail Doesn't Open Anymore!

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I had some viruses a while back, and ever since, I haven't been able to open zip files in Explorer. I've been trying to research the problem, but it's hard to track it down. I can extract the contents of zip files with WinRAR, but damn it, I want to be able to open them right in the explorer shell! This is supposed to be easy!

Windows 7, 64 bit, blah de blah.

A:Explorer won't open zip files anymore.

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it just says; Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

A:a website does not open on my computer anymore

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I had some viruses a while back, and ever since, I haven't been able to open zip files in Explorer. I've been trying to research the problem, but it's hard to track it down. I can extract the contents of zip files with WinRAR, but damn it, I want to be able to open them right in the explorer shell! This is supposed to be easy!
Windows 7, 64 bit, blah de blah.

A:Explorer won't open zip files anymore.

Download the Zip file association fix here. After download right click the file in an admin account and select merge. Reboot the computer. You may have to uncheck the zip file association in WinRar settings under the Integration tab.

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I posted this in XP category but I'm posting here also as I really don't know where to post it. I have a problem. The first part is not really important as I just right click and use copy shortcut-- this is in my e-mail --if I click on a link nothing will open. If I click on a download link anywhere -- again nothing will open so I have to use copy shortcut again. And if i want to go to yahoo games I can get everywhere but to the room ( no way around this one except to use another browser). I have been using the msn browser with the butterfly as my IE doesn't work for any games. This use to work. I'm totally unable to solve this. It's only been last couple of weeks. I thought perhaps it was an active x problem but I know nothing about active x! I did have an attempt at hijacking browser and a worm came to visit..sighs! But have been able to remove both. I also downloaded spysweeper about the same time so I really don't know what caused this. I did notice in other places you want copies of Hijack this so I have downloaded this and here it is.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:53:29 PM, on 11/21/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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A:IE doesn't open shortcuts anymore!

The only questionable item is the Web Bar O2 - BHO: WebBar Class - {77712A64-F30B-47C8-A363-CDA1CEC7DC1B} - C:\PROGRA~1\ADVANC~1\ADVANC~1.DLL (file missing)

The 016 items are active X controls. If you play games on Yahoo then these are normal. You can remove them..but they will get reinstalled when you go back to play the game. There are no baddies in your items that I see. ON this download issue have you tryed to reset your web settings or try and repair IE6?

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I have Lenovo Yoga. It's quite new. Win 10 included. Now, for some reason or another Lenovo Companion won't start anymore. It says that theres a problem and you should restart pc. But restart won't help. I also treid to re-install Companion app, but that didn't help either... Any idea what's wrong? And how to make it workagain?

A:Lenovo Companion don't open anymore

Hello tntimo,
Welcome to Lenovo Community.
Have you seen this discussion?

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