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Old 11-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Angry Windows died?

I was just about to open firefox and I got 3 errors all at once saying these diff programs had to end. I said ok to all 3 and tried to start firefox. It opened for 1/80th of a second then had the firefox error reporter opened and said firefox crashed. Well I went on thinking that it was a one-timer. Well suprise suprise, it happened again! What is going on? This happens whenever I start ANY program. There were no recent hardware/software changes. Please help!

P.S. I have a custom built, and restore won't work. So, no, recovery wont work either.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:25 PM   #2
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Try cleaning your registry.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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did you try running a virus scan in safe mode, thats how many virus' start
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Is that just firefox? Reinstall firefox if thats only thing wrong.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:30 PM   #5
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did you try running a virus scan in safe mode, thats how my virus started!!!

Read these posts, do you have these problems?

http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=78182

http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=77934

http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=77901

1&2= WTF????
3=uhhhhhhh no

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Is that just firefox? Reinstall firefox if thats only thing wrong.

Read the whole thing dude



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Try restarting in safe mode and running a virus scan.

You might also want to run chkdsk to check the drive for any errors.

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

Disk error causes a program to crash in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista
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srry bout that i must have gotten mixed up
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Could be any number of things. Try booting from an ubuntu Live CD.

If all runs smoothly, then just re-install windows. If not, then it's proberbly a hardware issue.

Infact, you could just try re-installing windows.
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Try restarting in safe mode and running a virus scan.

You might also want to run chkdsk to check the drive for any errors.

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

Disk error causes a program to crash in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista
To tell you the truth I was trying a theme manager fix so windows would be forced to use and theme files I had and that's when it happened.


And how do I start in safe mode?
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To tell you the truth I was trying a theme manager fix so windows would be forced to use and theme files I had and that's when it happened.


And how do I start in safe mode?
Well, there's your problem. That "theme manager fix" borked your system. To start in safe mode, press F8 during boot up. See if you can uninstall that "fix" while in safe mode.
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