IE and other programs open, then instantly close.
Posted on 2004-10-21
When trying to run IE or other various programs on a clients machine it will attempt to load, and then instantly close. SFC does this, Outlook does this, and various other programs. Windows Explorer also will not open.
What's odd, is that I can load Regedit, msconfig, HijackThis, AdAware, etc. I've noticed the process dwwin.exe loads and then closes whenever these are trying to run.
Also, nothing will run even in Safe mode. I get the error
svchost.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x7c80ac9b" referenced memory at "0x80040119". The memory could not be "read".
There were viruses, but as far as I know they are now gone. (One was the virus that creates scvhost.exe)
I'm at a loss, because I've got EVERYTHING shutdown with the exeption of the essential processes. Why does dwwin.exe load with IE and various other stuff, but not everything?