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Discus and support After updating a program, why does Windows detect a program file but I cannot open it or... in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, This has happened to me recently on two occasions after updating software, and I haven't managed to solve it. I would update a program, then not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Liv_1981, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Liv_1981 Win User

    After updating a program, why does Windows detect a program file but I cannot open it or...


    Hi,


    This has happened to me recently on two occasions after updating software, and I haven't managed to solve it.

    I would update a program, then not be able to use the program afterwards.


    Occasion 1 - Flowjo

    I performed an update. The program was installed, click on the icon and an error comes up saying 'program already running'.

    This forces the program to close. When task manager is open, I see that the program is not running.


    Occasion 2 - Prism

    I performed an update. After restarting the computer, when I click on the icon the program has disappeared.

    I cannot find the program in 'Add or Remove programs'.

    But when I try and reinstall the program, the program is apparently already on my computer?


    I have tried doing a Windows Restore already which didn't fix the issue.


    Many thanks for your help

    :)
     
    Liv_1981, Nov 29, 2018
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  3. happy Win User
    Are There Any Free Programs That Open .EPUB Files On PC (Windows Vista)

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  4. P4-630 Win User

    After updating a program, why does Windows detect a program file but I cannot open it or...

    What is "Program" in taskmanager

    Exactly, er was no program.exe and the "open file location" was greyed out.
    I was able to remove it with "Autoruns".
    After that I scanned with malwarebytes, no big problems found.
     
    P4-630, Nov 29, 2018
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