I cant open programmes Tags: Computers Shutdown Windows XP Last response: July 24, 2010 6:42 PM in Windows XP Share Anonymous July 24, 2010 4:56:16 PM Hello, My computer starts up as normal but as soon as I try to open a programme the egg timer comes on for a few seconds then returns to arrow Then I cant shut down in the normal way More about : open programmes | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove pri3stess July 24, 2010 6:42:04 PM Some other folks have experienced this problem, which may be caused by a virus. They solved this by using System Restore. If you can't even open the task menu to get to it, though, you could try launching in Safe Mode and see if that lets you get to the System Restore. Good luck. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>I cant open programmes> Related ressources: ForumMedia Player wants to open all programmes ForumI can't start most programmes ForumClearing Start up programmes ForumCan't see my desktop icons, task bar, and can't open task manager ForumMy laptop applications wont open & cant download ForumCant remove nero burning rom 11 from my add / remove programmes ForumAll my files are in vlc media format and they cant open ForumCan't open "My Computer" Forumcan't load programmes ForumProgrammes open with media player ForumAcer 5733Z frozen screen "this programme cannot display the webpage" ForumHow to clear hp programmes from pc? ForumCANNOT OPEN MICROSOFT WORD ForumDesktop icons wont open ForumWhat's that audio programmes name? Help! ForumGetting past administrative password ForumWhy is Close Group is greyed out in Excel 2007 When I have multiple Excel files ForumGet rid of the right click menu stays open in excel ForumVirus or Malware cant get rid of ForumWindows Live Msgr - Only 1 user ID cant log in, all others work! More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !