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----Some programs don't work on XP!!-------

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by qasim1991, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. qasim1991

    qasim1991 Regular member

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    I recently installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 on my PC and certain programs like Alcohol 120, DVD Decrypter, Nero, and other programs related to burning have all failed to start when i try and open the application. Also one game called War Rock doesn't work anymore either.
    if anyone has a solution please help!
     
  2. Neptun

    Neptun Active member

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    Try delete those programs and install it again.
     
  3. qasim1991

    qasim1991 Regular member

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    erm well obviously ive tried that and it works only for the first time and when i try and launch it then it doesnt do anything... no error message or anything....its like i never double clicked on it at all.............
     
  4. ashwin18

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    Sounds like a virus.
    Did you try a virus scan?

    Also, try using System File Checker (SFC) from
    Start -> Run -> "sfc /scannow" (without quotes)

    If nothing else works, you could also try a Windows XP repair install
     
  5. Neptun

    Neptun Active member

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    My opinion is, it is not connected to viruses, as qasim1991 say the problem come after installing SP2. Try to disable Windows own firevall. (It is not very good either, install a better one). Here is all kind information of SP2 and problems with it:

    http://www.windowstalk.org/sp2.htm
     
  6. ashwin18

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    How about updating those programs to their latest versions?
     
  7. Neptun

    Neptun Active member

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    That is worth to try!
     
  8. qasim1991

    qasim1991 Regular member

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    well no i know enough about computers to know that it isnt a virus because their are only certain programs that are affected and NOT the OS, also they work the first time, although they dont afterwards unless i reinstall.
    Updating programs didnt have any effect but i expected that because of the situation.
    Any more help?
    trust me their isnt any spyware, adware or virus problem or the effects would be different.

    thanks for the help ppl!
     
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  9. Neptun

    Neptun Active member

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    Do you have Windows firewall and some other firewall too? Is Windows firewall off if using the other? I am asking things about viruspograms and firewalls not therefore viruses etc. but because those programs are connected with other programs in many way.
     
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    no i have windows firewall but i turned that off to see if anything works but no
     
  11. Neptun

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    AND what virusporgram do you have, the name of it? Do your Windows recognize CD/DVD station?

    It may come difficulties with some programs when SP2 is installed after those. Best way is install first SP2 and then all programs. Only thing is, allmost same is remove programs complete and then install again but you have already test it. One solution is remove SP2 but that it is not recommended.

    Programs you mentioned Nero is known of all kind of errors after SP2.
     
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    I have all those apps, and they run fine after I upgraded to SP2.
     
  13. Neptun

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    Jeah, thats the normal situation. But things happen, this is not the first time. :)
     
  14. ddp

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    try re-installing those programs
     
  15. corn

    corn Guest

    Well maybe he has Norton, and he didn't realize it, so he installed Trend Micro or something, and now the virus protections are interfering with each other..
    Had that problem once..
     
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    Was it off when trying programs or installing them? It should be disabled also during installation. Recommend to get better firewall and disconnect Windows own.
     

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