Apps / Software :: Certain Programs Won't Startup With Computer

Sep 15, 2014

I have Peerblock to start up with the computer (it has an icon set inside the Startup folder by me), yet that program never runs; I have to click that listing inside the Startup folder manually for it to start. I have two other programs in there to start with the computer, and the both run the way they're supposed to. Why is this program procrastinating to start up with the computer?

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Apps / Software :: Some Programs Fail To Auto Startup?

Apr 19, 2014

My programs that has yellow-blue shield like this fail to autostart at log-on or windows startup. I tried many ways: registry, put their shortcuts in startup folder, changed gpedit.msc so that they start on log-on... none of them works. This problem seems to affect only programs with that yellow-blue shield (whatever its name is).

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Apps / Software :: Task Scheduler Won't Start Various Programs On Startup

Nov 16, 2013

For example it starts SpeedFan without any problem, and with same settings, or even in the same Task, if I add for example other .exe software like FTP server software Gene6 FTP Server it simply doesn't start for any reason and nothing happens and it has to be started manually by mouse-clicking on .exe each time computer is booted up.

On Last Run Result column it says 0x800702E4. And it gives various 0x results for various programs that don't run.

Also simply dragging shortcuts to Startup folder don't work either. But like I said, not all .exe programs, some work and some don't, just like 50/50 I simply don't get it.

I use Comodo Antivirus and ZoneAlarm firewall, but all those programs I need has 100% permissions granted.

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Apps / Software :: Computer Not Loading Programs

May 28, 2014

I just bought my first computer (24 years old lol) and I have hp. I've had it for a few months and lately when I click to open chrome it won't load, then it starts not loading and program I try and open including control at delete.

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Apps / Software :: Missing Some Programs In Programs And Features?

Apr 2, 2014

Recently my mom visited a website that tricked her. She downloaded and installed some stuff she didn't need. I removed the stuff but noticed some other problems. I'm not sure if these are new problems caused by the useless stuff she installed.

Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features is not showing all installed programs. Oddly, the only listed installed programs have names that start with the letter M. 14 programs are listed. See picture. Start Menu -> All Programs -> I suspect some programs are missing. I have a Win 7 style Start menu because I am using IObit's Start Menu 8 program. Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools was empty. I fixed that by using SFC /SCANNOW.

I tried using System Restore to go back to an earlier date, but that didn't work. In the process of trying to do that I discovered that BitDefender Internet Security 2014 doesn't get along with Windows 8.1's System Restore feature. I uninstalled BitDefender and successfully went back to an earlier date but still had the same problems with missing programs. I undid the restore. I created a new Windows user account. The new account had the same issues: missing programs in the Start menu and Programs and Features menu.

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Maintenance :: Remove Startup Programs?

Aug 6, 2013

In Task Manager-Startup I have several programs (Adobe stuff) that I want out of there, I know I can just disable them but I want them removed. They used to be in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun or HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun but in Windows 8 they aren't. I can view the file locations but can't figure out what's causing them to startup when Windows starts.

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Task Manager - Startup Programs Not Populated At All

Jul 12, 2014

Just found out that when I go to Startup items from Task manager and msconfig, Startup is not populated at all. All the items set to start are working and visible, just no listing in Startup for any. System scan including Dism comes up clean as a whistle and so is malware detection. Haven't checked since newest updates but can's see a reason for them to do only that.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 Startup Programs Don't Load Automatically

Jun 13, 2014

I'm using an Asus N550JV running Windows 8.1.

Recently, whenever I restart my computer or shutdown->startup, I notice that startup programs (e.g the Logitech Application for my mouse, Google Drive sync etc) do not run unless I sign out and sign back in. I can constantly replicate this.

I'm not sure if this has to do with me disabling hibernation (I did this on day one of getting my notebook).

The problem with this situation is that I disable my touchpad because I have a wireless mouse, but on occasions where I don't have a mouse available, I can press the Asus instant-on button and I have it set to toggle the touchpad on/off function. Because the startup services aren't loading, I'm unable to use that button now and I'm stuck using my keyboard to try to manually turn it on.

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Maintenance :: Win 8.1 - Startup Programs In Desktop Take Ages To Load

Jul 14, 2014

So I've been experiencing this pretty much from the first day after installing Windows 8.1.

It goes as follows:

1. I power on the PC (or restart), windows boots up, I put in the password and it is fairly quick to enter destkop mode.
2. Now this is when my issue occurs, the startup programs may take up to 2 minutes to start load.

This is not because my computer is slow or anything like that, it almost seems like there is a set delay and only then my programs are allowed to start loading. Once they start loading, it only takes couple of seconds. The problem is, they won't start - only after I hang in destkop for about a minute or two.

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Maintenance :: Possible To Change Order Of Auto Startup Programs - Win 8

Mar 5, 2014

I'd like to change the order in which certain programs in my startup folder load. I don't need to know how to add or remove programs from the startup folder, and I'm not talking about security or system programs. I'm talking about some programs I've added to my computer, which I use all the time in my research work, and I just want them to wind up in a different order on my taskbar for ease in switching back & forth, making notes, etc.

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Apps / Software :: Retrieve Some Of Programs And Apps That Reset Removes

Sep 12, 2013

I have Office 2010 which came preinstalled on my Dell 8300 XPS. I have the key and have recovered the program in the past.

If I Refresh my pc, and find the folder Windows. Old, can I get the Office program out of it or do I have to download from a site and install again?

Obviously I don't know what is in the folder nor what it allows you to retrieve . I do know that when done with it you can delete it.

I can retrieve some of the programs and apps that refresh removes and that is not hard to do. Perhaps I just open the folder, locate the program, and copy and paste it or click 'reinstall'.

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Windows 8 - Changed Computer Name / Cannot Login When Startup

Apr 1, 2013

Just starting using Windows 8, changed computer name and now when I start up I can not log in. If I open arrow to left of log in picture there are two pictures, one I can log in with and the other no.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 - All Of Office 365 Apps Failing On Startup

Jan 28, 2014

I am having issues with Office 365... and frankly I would never sign up for a subscription service, but I got a great deal since I am a student on a multi-year subscription. I don't think my issue is subscription related, but is related to the office products.

I am running Windows 8.1 with all of the high priority updates installed, on my Acer Aspire desktop system with a I3 processor, maxed out memory, an SSD for OS/programs, and the original HDD for most data. The system came with Windows 7, and was upgraded to 8 shortly after I bought it, then 8.1 when it became available. I believe that the Windows 8 was loaded from DVD I burned as part of installing the SSD, and was a clean install. I mention this all in case there is some potential unedrlying issue based on the upgrade path.

I am running Avast (paid version) which runs clean when I scan.

The issue is that every office program I have tried fails almost immediately, when I either open a document, or if I select a document in Windows Explorer.

I have uninstalled Office completely then reinstalled.

Then I uninstalled, removed application's directory, cleaned a couple of registry keys manually, then reinstalled.

I have only installed one app that I can recall since the last time the office products worked for me, and that is Quicken Willmaker 2014. I have printed my will, so I will be uninstalling to see if it matters. Since it worked, I don't recall any Office related updates being downloaded.

Whether or not that program removal solves the issue, I plan to download and try CCleaner...

One other possible issue. It has always been flaky for me, but my IE 11 seems even more finicky than usual... This might be unrelated, or in my head, but I thought I would mention it in case it is relevant. I have not noticed any issues with other applications or functions.

Anything obvious that I am missing or that I should add to my to-do list?

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Metro Apps Auto Startup?

May 23, 2014

i'm running Windows 8 Home Premium.I'd like to increase my startup speeds, I already disabled as much as I can in Task Manager, msconfig, etc.In the Task Scheduler, it shows Metro Apps are taking CPU time at startup though. After much searching on the topic, I find very little about how to disable the Metro Apps from starting up. The main one I want to disable is "Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging". I do not want to uninstall them, I just do not want them to do anything until I open them. It takes over 2 minutes of CPU time at startup for that one Metro App to fully load, and most of the time I never use it.

I have tried going into the Permissions of the App, and I disabled all of its Permissions to run in background of lock screen and everything. Still, it loads in Task Manager and takes CPU time.

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Apps / Software :: Can Able To Change Apps To Programs

Jun 4, 2013

I have the new laptop with Windows 8.Is there any way you can change the apps on the start menu to be programs so I can view them as windows on my Desktop? Like Skype and Video or Music. Because I don't really like having to change from app to app to app to desktop to do what I want.

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Apps / Software :: Some Apps Run When Included In Startup Folder And Some Don't?

Oct 16, 2013

I'm running Win 8. On my brand new computer (Asus X 550BL) I've included several apps in my startup folder. Some of them run at system start and some don't.

My Firefox starts from startup ok. A batch file used to run my WAMP server works ok as well.

But my attempt to startup WinAmp fails to start. Manually clicking my WinAmp desktop shortcut works fine, but it won't 'auto' startup when that same shortcut is included the startup folder.

This all worked fine in Win 7.

All the startup folder items are set to run as a admin.



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Apps / Software :: Win 8 X64 - Some Programs Won't Run?

Oct 1, 2013

I'm on win 8 x64. I just did a fresh install and got all the updates. Everything seems fine except there r a few programs that I can't get to run. These programs install with no errors but when I try to run them they won't open. These programs worked before so I know they're not the problem and they're all legit. I emailed the support people but haven't heard anything yet.

Ashampoo burning studio 12. The compact mode runs but the normal mode fails

Coffeecup HTML editor v12. I get an error when opening it and have to close the program.

Farstone Total Recovery Pro. When I try to run it nothing happens and it doesn't show in task manager.

p.s. I tried all the compatibility, run as administrator options etc. also ran sfc and got no errors

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Win 8.1 Preview - Apps Or Programs?

Jun 25, 2013

Microsoft Talks About How Windows 8.1 Preview Will Work

On x86-based Windows systems, both Windows Store/Metro-Style and Desktop apps will need to be reinstalled.

Because some folks I talk to these days are mixing "apps" and "programs" into the same bag, I want to clarify something ... per the above quote, if I

1) install 8.1 preview; then,

2) install a program (not an app from the app store), like Photoshop ...

Will I have to re-install that program once I update to 8.1 RTM? Or, are the re-installs associated only with apps downloaded from the store?

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Apps / Software :: Can't Find Programs

Sep 14, 2011

Where and how do you access your programs in windows 8. I have been looking all day, and found nothing, if you want to run the disc clean up, I can't find it.

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Apps / Software :: How To Find Installed Programs

Sep 20, 2013

Alright, this might sound as a stupid question, but I'm not able to find some of my installed rograms (neither in Metro nor with the searching function at the top right corner). The only way I can find 'em is by going to the installed location. e.g. �torrent

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Apps / Software :: How To Hide Programs From Other Users

Aug 1, 2014

I'm the administrator and would like to haide/keep other users from having the programs available to them. Is there a way to hide short-cuts from other user accounts?

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Apps / Software :: Programs Appearing Twice In Task Bar?

Aug 24, 2014

As you can see in the picture when I open a pinned program it doesn't extend the icon but creates a new icon in the taskbar. This is not happening with all programs like Opera, but iTunes and Skype are both prone to this problem.

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Apps / Software :: Programs Starting When Have Them Disabled?

Feb 28, 2014

Programs that I have disabled at startup are automatically starting on their own

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Apps / Software :: Installing Programs To Another Drive

Jun 27, 2013

I just loaded Windows 8 to a 256GB SSD. Can I install my other programs, such as Office, on another Hard Drive so that I do not run out space on my SSD?

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Apps / Software :: Programs For Tweaking And Customization?

Dec 24, 2013

Windows 8 and i dont like it! Call me old fashion, but i can't stand it. I need a start menu with some struction. I bought the laptop for my old lady, and she agrees. She prefer the old look.

So it there any programs where i can manage some tweaks and customization? I read somewhere that there's a easy way to get back the classic start menu. Is there any program that cover that or do i have to change things in the registry?

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Apps / Software :: Programs Are Exiting After Launch?

Mar 22, 2014

When i launch certain programs in windows desktop they close after a second (or less). I noticed that if i run them with administrator mode they run normally.

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Windows 8 All Tiles Apps And Programs Have Disappeared?

Jun 23, 2014

Yesterday I was watching a video on YouTube no problems when all of a sudden it shut down and didn't want to load back up, after clicking the shortcut on the desktop a dialogue window popped up saying that 'this program isn't in this location' (or something similar) and if I wanted to delete the shortcut. Thinking nothing much of it I rebooted my machine.

After rebooting, some of my tiles were missing and the rest of the tiles had a small black 'X' on the corner, I couldn't open any of my apps and searching for them resulted in the icon popping up in the charms bar but was unable to open them. Literally 20 seconds later all of the tiles disappeared, the charms bar stopped working and the whole screen looked completely blank.

One more reboot later and I have no tiles on the main start screen, no tiles when I swipe down to all apps, no search results for control panel or task manager, the charms bar works but all I can do is access my WiFi network, volume and screen or search.

The tablet is a Dell Latitude 10 ST2.

Here's a few photos

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Maintenance :: Can't See All Startup Apps

Nov 29, 2013

I can't disable startup applications because I can't find them in the startup list.

Yes I know they are not anymore in msconfig.exe but instead in taskmanager-> startup. But they are not there.

I tried with cccleaner but also I can't see all startup apps.

So where I can find all startup apps list and disable them?

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Apps / Software :: Programs Won't Start Unless Running As Administrator?

Sep 7, 2013

A few weeks ago, after using the computer for some time, (The problem doesn't start until a few hours later) my programs won't start up unless running as administrator. All programs. Including notepad. (not sure about cmd) I have not done a full scan on my computer because it estimates more than one day and the estimated time still extends.

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Apps / Software :: Where To Find Programs And Saved Files

Jun 15, 2014

I loaded office 10 and do not know where to find word to open it?

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Open All Apps / Programs In Metro?

Feb 7, 2013

Is there any way to open all apps/programs in metro? Dont like the desktop just want metro

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