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Old 09-17-2005, 05:36 AM   #1
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Hi,

Recently, whenever I dowload an exe file and try to run it, it always comes up with that error message; "...encountered a problem, and needs to close".

Why is this happening?

thanks in advance 4 any advice

p.s. i have about 10GB free on my comp, if thats any help
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Old 09-17-2005, 05:40 AM   #2
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Hi,

Recently, whenever I dowload an exe file and try to run it, it always comes up with that error message; "...encountered a problem, and needs to close".

Why is this happening?

thanks in advance 4 any advice

p.s. i have about 10GB free on my comp, if thats any help
What .exe is it? It might be a virus, and it is preventing it from opening, or the file is corrupt.
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What .exe is it? It might be a virus, and it is preventing it from opening, or the file is corrupt.
things like download managers, software trials, plugins etc...

for any downloaded exe, it always crashes
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things like download managers, software trials, plugins etc...

for any downloaded exe, it always crashes

Hmm, that is most likely attributed to the executable script in Windows being corrupted. I recommend you try a file system repair.

Go to START
go the the RUN command
in the bar, type cmd
once you are in DOS type the following:
chkdsk /r
(THERE IS A SPACE BETWEEN the chkdsk part and the /r!)
When it asks you to restart and run this command, enter Y and hit enter. Then restart the computer and let windows try and repair the lost script.
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Hmm, that is most likely attributed to the executable script in Windows being corrupted. I recommend you try a file system repair.

Go to START
go the the RUN command
in the bar, type cmd
once you are in DOS type the following:
chkdsk /r
(THERE IS A SPACE BETWEEN the chkdsk part and the /r!)
When it asks you to restart and run this command, enter Y and hit enter. Then restart the computer and let windows try and repair the lost script.
i tried this, but it still doesn't work

thanks anyway
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:24 AM   #6
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i tried this, but it still doesn't work

thanks anyway
Really? Hmm... total corruption. FORMAT is the ONLY way to fix this then.... sry to tell you bro. Backup EVERYTHING and format XP ASAP.
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might just be a virus/spyware stooping him from exucting, have a scan
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