1.    08 May 2016 #1
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    Cannot open programs upon searching for them


    Okay this has been going on for a while and I've dealt with it up until now, but I want to get it fixed just so I don't have to use the back door to initiate a program.

    Whenever I search for a program (like cmd, run, control panel), the program shows up in the search results like this:



    Except that it won't let me open the program by clicking on it. It will, however, open programs like MS Paint for some reason

    I've only been able to open Run, Command Prompt, and Control Panel by going to Task manager and entering the process name there.

    Am I the only person with this problem?
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  2.    08 May 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    Okay this has been going on for a while and I've dealt with it up until now, but I want to get it fixed just so I don't have to use the back door to initiate a program.

    Whenever I search for a program (like cmd, run, control panel), the program shows up in the search results like this:



    Except that it won't let me open the program by clicking on it. It will, however, open programs like MS Paint for some reason

    I've only been able to open Run, Command Prompt, and Control Panel by going to Task manager and entering the process name there.

    Am I the only person with this problem?
    Hi.
    I just tried RUN from the search and it opened for me. What happens if you right-click the start button and open from there?

    Please fill in your system specs, including the version of W10 you're running. RUN>winver
    Last edited by simrick; 08 May 2016 at 21:09.
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  3.    08 May 2016 #3
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    Win10
    Ver: 1511
    OS Build: 10586.218
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  4.    08 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    Win10
    Ver: 1511
    OS Build: 10586.218
    Thank you.
    What happens if you right-click the start button and open from there?
    Please fill in system specs.
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  5.    08 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Thank you.
    What happens if you right-click the start button and open from there?
    Please fill in system specs.
    Sorry just updated

    Nothing comes up upon right clicking. I can only left click
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  6.    08 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    Sorry just updated

    Nothing comes up upon right clicking. I can only left click
    Okay. I would suggest, at this point, a repair install, using an in-place upgrade. Sounds like you've got a few things going on here, and this should fix it.

    Are you making images with Macrium or something similar?

    UNINSTALL AVAST COMPLETELY, and any system/device monitoring tools (like Speccy).

    Download the correct ISO for your system from MSTechBench.
    Right-click the ISO and select MOUNT.
    Run setup.exe.
    Here is the tut, if you'd like to read it. The video is what to expect.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    .
    Let us know how it goes.
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  7.    08 May 2016 #7
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    Why do I need to Uninstall Avast? Is it not a good Antivirus system? And if so, what would you recommend?
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  8.    08 May 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    Why do I need to Uninstall Avast? Is it not a good Antivirus system? And if so, what would you recommend?
    I just want it uninstalled for the repair. Avast is very good, and I put it on most of the systems I work on. It just needs to be off for the repair, for precautionary measures.
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  9.    09 May 2016 #9
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    Alright I've followed the steps and everything seems to be in working order

    Hopefully it sticks. If not, I'll consult this thread again

    Many thanks
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  10.    09 May 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    Alright I've followed the steps and everything seems to be in working order

    Hopefully it sticks. If not, I'll consult this thread again

    Many thanks
    Excellent! Glad you've got it sorted. I would make a Macrium image now, in case you find you need to get back to this point in the future. Please mark the thread as solved. If you find you need to re-open it, you can mark it as unsolved in the future. Cheers!
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