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Hi all,
I'm having a problem with opening programs in Win7.
Clicking on an icon on the desktop will not launch it. First thought is was just a problem with Chrome not launching, so I reinstalled it and still nothing. Then tried clicking a game, and nothing. The 'blue waiting circle' cursor icon comes up and never goes away. There is an item that shows up in task manager for everything i click on, but the Memory usage for each never goes over 120k.

Chrome still works if i use MSN to open my email, but i cant launch from desktop or the pinned taskbar buttons.
Internet explorer will work if i search for it in start menu but chrome wont.
File folders still open.

Images with Picasa won't open

Steam will launch from taskbar

No programs will launch from start menu

Control panel opens

Internet Please Rescue Me!!


EDIT: More confused. Autodesk 3DS Max will launch from start menu
Edited by CHez - 4/21/11 at 8:18pm
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post #2 of 7
Did this happen after you installed Chrome?

I would suggest restoring Win 7 to an earlier state when things were working fine.
 
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how do i do that? I went to system restore and it says no restore points have been created. Am i SOL??
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are those programs pointing to the right location where it was installed?
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they were all working a few hours ago... the pictures on my desktop show up as thumbnails, but will not open
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anybody got any ideas? I have the windows disc, could i repair the system with it?
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I think i got it! it was the display drivers. Just unistalled ATI CCC and did a driver sweep and reinstalled 11.2 (was running 11.3) and seems to be fixed now
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