So my computer has a problem that is perplexing me. Most apps refuse to launch. After a quick loading cursor there is just nothing.
The apps that seem to work.
console -- including running, say tracert
Apps that don't
Anything I've installed -- at least I can't think of an exception to this
Internet Explorer -- but at one point a window was opened by another application but couldn't connect. Which is odd.
Windows Media Player
Fixes I've tried
Rolling back to several previous restore points.
System Repair form the install disk -- said no problem. Seems to only check boot problems.
Anyone have something to try before I go to reinstall? In particular, I glanced at the event logs but didn't see anything that obviously corresponded to the programs failing to launch but I'm no Windows expert. Any advice on exactly where to look would be appreciated.
(Please do not gift. My game bank is already full.)