Cannot open applications!

Discus and support Cannot open applications! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My friend is having a problem where when he powers on his HP Notebook 17-x101na laptop. When he powers it on the start screen comes on but when he... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by scopio, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. scopio Win User

    Cannot open applications!


    My friend is having a problem where when he powers on his HP Notebook 17-x101na laptop.
    When he powers it on the start screen comes on but when he presses Enter to get to the log in screen nothing happens. He presses Ctrl+Alt+Del and then he gets the log in screen.
    On the desktop none of the shortcuts work and neither does the Start Menu or the shortcuts on the Task Bar except for File Explorer.
    I asked him to open File Explorer navigate to a Word document right click it and choose Open with and choose Word which he did and was able to do.
    I am going over to try and help him tomorrow in the meantime can anyone help me to find out how to solve this issue. Thanks.

    :)
     
    scopio, Aug 3, 2018
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  2. chadwick0 Win User

    Windows fails to open applications

    Hi,

    Once I have several applications open Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 refuses to open further application. I have heavy-weight applications like Delphi and Eclipse open, but the OS has coped with this in the past.

    No error messages are reported by the application I am attempting to open, and there are no messages in the event viewer. What is really strange is that once the OS gets itself into this state, it appears that the OS can't allocate enough memory to perform simple API calls. If I go into an application that is already open and try to open the file menu, or right click on the taskbar to open the context menu, nothing happens.

    If I close a few applications, then the problem goes away. The Task Manager performance tab indicates that I still have ~1Gb of physical memory available.

    I think this could be caused by:

    - A memory module is damaged. My memory is comprised of 1x1Gb modules. When the system attempts to allocate memory in the second module, it is unable to. I think this is a bit of a long-shot because I wouldn't expect my PC to boot if a memory module was playing-up

    - I've installed something that has put something malicious on my PC. The only things I've installed recently are PRGrep and WinGrep, but unfortunately I didn't make a system restore point, and windows hasn't retained those old restore points. However a full Sophos scan doesn't show-up anything.

    Any suggestions on how to diagnose/fix this welcome because I'm baffled as to what is going on.

    Thanks,

    Frank.
     
    chadwick0, Aug 3, 2018
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  3. tdehan Win User
    Open With opens with different application then the one selected

    Can someone please provide the steps to fix this? This is maddening!

    I just upgraded to Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 and now it doesn't even show up in the list of Open With applications.

    I don't want Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 to be the default application to open image files as I use numerous different applications to work on my images. I just want it to be an option in the Open With list.

    How do I get Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 to show up in the list of Open With applications and how do I confirm that when I select it to open a file it actually opens instead of some different application.

    Thanks
     
    tdehan, Aug 3, 2018
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  4. HiddenStupid Win User

    Cannot open applications!

    How: Open Two Application

    How: Open Two Application

    Is there a way to open two application of the same application? example... I want to open two Utorrent... another example.... I want to open two CCleaner.

    Is there a way to open two application of the same application? If so.... how?
     
    HiddenStupid, Aug 3, 2018
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