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Thread: XP fails to load some programs




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    Hello folks,

    anyone familiar with this: Some programs fail to load under XP. When some programs are launched, XP processes for some time (showing the busy symbol for a moment) then it just disseappears. The process still remains in the taskmanager though. The only fun I can have with the process is to kill it.

    The really annoying part is that this seems to happen to installers. Not all of them and not only to them. I have played some with permissions, compability mode but with no success. And why should I succeed, if it was a matter of settings I would at least get an error message of some kind instead of a ghost process... right?

    I cant possibly be alone to experience this and if not there ought to be some fix for it?

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    have you got all the updates for XP installed?
    if my memory serves me, there is an update that resolves that issue. try windows update site if you have not got updates on ur PC.
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    okey dokey... time for a rendez-vouz with windows update I guess...

    Thanks for the advice!

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    Actually, Windows Update seems to have made the difference! I wouldn't dream of such an easy solution... :laugh:

    I haven't tested all programs that failed so maybe it's a little bit early to celebrate but it looks good!

    Thanks a lot, you spared me hours of meaningless debugging! :cheers:

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