PCs having trouble opening certain applications
Posted on 2011-10-17
I have 2 PCs on my network that on Thursday of last week (10/13) started having problems opening various applications. On one PC, the user has a Dymo label printer connected and opend an application to set up the labels. On the other, the user is having problems opening AOL Desktop and various Excel files saved directly to the desktop. On both PCs, when trying to open these applications the OS freezes and the users must log off to kill the apps (they do not ever show up in Task Manager as Applications, and even after killing the respective images shown in the Processes tab, there is no change). I have gone on each PC and seen that there were MS updates installed on 10/12. I tried uninstalling these updates and restarting, which didn't help. I then reinstalled the same updates, again with no change. I then tried uninstalling and reinstalling the affected applications, resulting in the same outcome. Should I attempt a restore? Does anyone know of any recent MS updates that have caused these problems for some users?