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ridingismylife2 06-30-2011 04:44 AM

Help! Programs won't open!
 
Windows updated automatically last night and now some of my most used programs won't open. For example, firefox, iTunes, WMM, msn.
Anyone had this problem before?

jinxremoving 06-30-2011 10:37 AM

That's very weird.

What happens when you try to open the program, nothing or do you get an error message? I assume you have tried restarting the computer? What version of Windows are you running?

Dusty1228 06-30-2011 11:38 AM

Do you know how to restore restore your computer? My laptop does that ALL the time and I just have to restore it to a point just before the updates.
If you haven't or don't know how just click Start: All Programs: Accessories:System Tools:System Restore. There should be a restore point or multiple ones there, all you have to do is click it. I hope this helps!

ridingismylife2 06-30-2011 02:01 PM

jinxremoving, the programs just won't open. No error messages or anything. Just nothing happens.
Dusty, I've already tried restoring my computer. It didin't work. It didn't even have the option to restore it to a point before the update.

jinxremoving 06-30-2011 10:33 PM

Do you have your Windows installation / recovery CD? If you do, follow these brief instructions. It won't re-install everything, which you may have to do anyway, but it'll re-install any broken Windows files that may be causing the problem.

System Recovery Options - Windows 7 Forums

The instructions are pretty similar for Vista, if you're not running Windows 7. Sounds like a mess though... :(

myhorsesonador 06-30-2011 10:43 PM

Make sure it's fully updated. mine just did that. I still had one more update. Now it's all beter. It's very frushtrating.

ridingismylife2 07-01-2011 05:20 AM

I managed to fix it :D
Thanks everyone :)


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