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Some pgms have quit working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frank, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    I'm on XP sp3. Lately, I have had several pgm, including Word, stop
    working. When I try to start them, I get a msg "Program xxx has encounered a
    problem and needs to close" or "the operating system is not configured to
    run this pgm.". Any ideas what is causing this???
    Frank
     
  2. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:4c7c30e5$0$14854$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com,
    Frank typed on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:29:35 -0400:
    > I'm on XP sp3. Lately, I have had several pgm, including Word, stop
    > working. When I try to start them, I get a msg "Program xxx has
    > encounered a problem and needs to close" or "the operating system is
    > not configured to run this pgm.". Any ideas what is causing this???
    > Frank


    I personally tested two of seven Windows XP machines and stopped
    receiving updates. I did this for a year and no viruses, no program
    crashes or anything. So I am in the process of reinstalling Windows XP
    SP2 on all of my machines and don't allow any updates. If you need a hot
    fix or something to fix a bug, then that is okay. So far I only needed
    KB909095 and that is all. There is an old saying don't fix something
    that ain't broken and it is so true.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  3. Bill in Co

    Bill in Co Flightless Bird

    BillW50 wrote:
    > In news:4c7c30e5$0$14854$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com,
    > Frank typed on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:29:35 -0400:
    >> I'm on XP sp3. Lately, I have had several pgm, including Word, stop
    >> working. When I try to start them, I get a msg "Program xxx has
    >> encounered a problem and needs to close" or "the operating system is
    >> not configured to run this pgm.". Any ideas what is causing this???
    >> Frank

    >
    > I personally tested two of seven Windows XP machines and stopped
    > receiving updates. I did this for a year and no viruses, no program
    > crashes or anything. So I am in the process of reinstalling Windows XP
    > SP2 on all of my machines and don't allow any updates. If you need a hot
    > fix or something to fix a bug, then that is okay. So far I only needed
    > KB909095 and that is all. There is an old saying don't fix something
    > that ain't broken and it is so true.


    Agree with you on that! I don't (and won't) ever allow those automatic
    updates, as I've been burned once or twice before. "Fool me once, shame
    on you, fool me twice, shame on me" comes to mind.

    I did eventually go to WinXP SP3, because of some weird (and sporadic)
    svchost bugs that I couldn't ever resolve and successfully debug, and that
    fortunately fixed that issue (otherwise I would have stayed with SP2).
     

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