Programs Won't Launch



ChrisW
07-10-2005, 01:40 AM
A couple of programs have stopped working on my PC i.e they don't launch
when I select them from the START menu.

Help & Support does not launch at all - I have searched the web and tried
numerous fixes none of which work.

Paint Shop Pro 9 does not launch at all but an entry does appear in the Task
Manager list of processes.


Nothing adverse is listed in Event Viewer and I have tried rebooting into XP
Pro with minimal services started.

For what it's worth both programs do work in Safe Mode.

Any ideas would be gratefully received.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:40 AM
Can't open EXE files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555067&Product=winxp

Windows XP File Association Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"ChrisW" wrote:

| A couple of programs have stopped working on my PC i.e they don't launch
| when I select them from the START menu.
|
| Help & Support does not launch at all - I have searched the web and tried
| numerous fixes none of which work.
|
| Paint Shop Pro 9 does not launch at all but an entry does appear in the Task
| Manager list of processes.
|
|
| Nothing adverse is listed in Event Viewer and I have tried rebooting into XP
| Pro with minimal services started.
|
| For what it's worth both programs do work in Safe Mode.
|
| Any ideas would be gratefully received.


Programs Won't Launch