Programbooting issue

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by GundamXXX, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. GundamXXX
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    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    I have a weird issue

    Sometimes (not always) when I come home from work no program that hasnt already started will boot. It doesnt give errors or anything it just wont boot the desired program.
    When I have MSN up and running, as soon as I try to start a convo it crashes
    When I already have a movie playing MPC also crashes
    I cant even start Task Manager (this however does give an error)

    I also have Steam installed but most of the times I can run games via there perfectly

    Anyone any clue whats wrong?
     
  2. Originality

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    First, try opening the Task Manager to see if the system is being overloaded (e.g. if the CPU or the RAM is at 100% all the time). The second place I'd look is the Resource Monitor (button in the Performance tab of Task Manager) and look at the disk drive usage.

    The second thing I'd do is boot into Safe Mode and run a virus scan.

    You could try a registry cleaning program, although I've always been dubious as to their effectiveness.
     
  3. Quanno

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    What error gives Taks Manager?

    Also, try running MalwareBytes in Safe Mode
     
  4. I2aven's_Sag

    I2aven's_Sag GBATemp Otaku

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    Off the bat I'd just try ending the explorer.exe process and starting it over again. Explorer's always had issues from time to time in my experience. Doesn't sound like a virus, but it doesn't hurt to check. Registry cleaner is plausible as well, CCleaner/Eusing Free Registry are a good combo.
     
  5. GundamXXX
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    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    Issue is, I cant start Task Manager
    No virus no malware since its not always happening

    Might try the registry cleaner ;/
     
  6. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

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    He is unable to do so, next time try actually reading the original post.

    I'd second the malware scan part, as it is likely that there is something wrong with one of the many shared object libraries. If that doesn't solve anything, try a repair windows install (possible corruption).
     
  7. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    I missed one line in my initial read - sue me. Although this does sound like a virus (or several).