Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    14 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    Programs not working


    So today when I started my PC I couldn't open any programs. Some I can open but imidiately freeze or have a blank screen. I tried everything, running ccleaner, antivirus, I put my PC into safe mode. Nothing works, I can't open any programs at all. I can't even open pictures... The only thing I can open are windows tools like control panel and task manager. Help?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    14 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,892
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    3 suggestions.

    1. Do a system restore. Pick a date when you did not have this problem as your restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10

    2. Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.
    Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
    sfc /scannow

    > press Enter.
    It will take quite sometime.
    When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
    1. No integrity violation.
    2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
    3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

    If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
    If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
    If the report is #3, use this method................
    In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    > press Enter.
    Again it will take some time.
    When finished, it will give you a report.



    3. If system restore and system file check solve nothing, do a Repair Install.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    14 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    @davidhk don't have system restore configired, so that doesn't work. Repair install I could try but I imagone that it will delete all my files?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    14 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Also already tryed cmd soulution so yeah...
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    14 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,892
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by KaalBron View Post
    @davidhk don't have system restore configired, so that doesn't work. Repair install I could try but I imagone that it will delete all my files?
    I added another suggestion. I don't think you see it......... system file check.

    As to Repair Install. It does NOT delete your files.
    In fact, repair install allows you to keep your files, settings and apps.

    P.S. You should enable system restore. It helps you more ways than one.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    15 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 38
    7, 10

    Sounds like a critical system driver may be corrupted. Running repairs through Startup Repair is a great idea, and as previously mentioned, your data should be intact.

    Keep in mind that if this doesn't work the next step is a re-formatting so hopefully the repairs work!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    15 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    I added another suggestion. I don't think you see it......... system file check.

    As to Repair Install. It does NOT delete your files.
    In fact, repair install allows you to keep your files, settings and apps.

    P.S. You should enable system restore. It helps you more ways than one.
    I tried all three options. I reinstalled windows. Nothing works. I dont know what to do anymore...
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    15 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by HanginJang View Post
    Sounds like a critical system driver may be corrupted. Running repairs through Startup Repair is a great idea, and as previously mentioned, your data should be intact.

    Keep in mind that if this doesn't work the next step is a re-formatting so hopefully the repairs work!
    The repairs didnt work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    15 Apr 2016 #9
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,892
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    The only thing I can think of is to do a Clean Install.
    You will start fresh, keep nothing.
    If you want to do that, then backup your personal files you want to keep to an external media.

    You already have the iso downloaded. Now, burn It to a bootable media such as DVD or USB.
    Then use it to do a clean Install.
    This tutorial will show you how to do all that..............
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    18 Apr 2016 #10
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 38
    7, 10

    Quote Originally Posted by KaalBron View Post
    The repairs didnt work.
    Since this is the case then you need to reformat the machine (AKA a Clean Install of the OS). The good news is that this will almost certainly solve the issue. The downside is that you're going to lose all your data.

    I'm always preaching that users have a backup solution and while I hate being all "I TOLD U SO!" this is certainly a good point to say that yeah a backup is really important. You can go the traditional backup route of disk imaging (i.e. Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image, etc) or a Snapshot tool (i.e. Comodo Time Machine, Rollback Rx) but either way you'll want to pick up something going forward.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Internet stops working when attempting to download programs
Didn't know where to ask this but I cannot find anything online about this and I really need this problem fixed. Just installed Windows 10. Every single time I go to install a program my internet stops working. Wifi still works but my lan...
Network and Sharing
All desktop programs not working, including Start
Hi. I came upon a strange problem with a customer of mine who has just installed Windows 10 on 29th July. It is a Dell Desktop computer and it logged on fine, loaded the desktop but not one of the program icons did anything. I clicked on the...
Software and Apps
Microsoft programs not working
after the update to 10240 this week, the following programs dont work when opened from the start bat, or anywhere for that matter....they open and disappear! Calendar Grove Music Mail People Phone Companion Photos any thoughts?
Software and Apps
Solved All Java programs have stopped working.
Hi, I recently updated my computer to Windows 10 which worked fine. Today, I started to do some programming in Java which I do a lot. I noticed that when I ran my java application, or ANY java application, within a few seconds it would say "Java...
Software and Apps
List of working apps/programs
Since the latest build has the kernel revision to 10 (that escalated quickly), I'm curious as to see if this is causing any programs to not work, work just fine, or work in capability mode. List away!
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums