Applications Won't Start in Windows® 7
Windows 7 has many editions available in both 32-bit and 64-bit for all types of computer users. Different people use computers for different purposes and computer requirements of each user differ. Hence, you can select one of the Windows 7 editions that meets your requirements. Operating system is just a platform where you can install many other applications and drivers. Windows 7 supports many hardware devices and applications. Microsoft office, antivirus programs, web applications etc. are some common applications that are used on almost all computers. You can download different programs and games from the Internet or you can install it from a CD/DVD. Some of these programs may work well but sometimes, when you try to launch the application it doesn't respond or doesn't launch and gives you some error messages. If the program displays an error message, the troubleshooting becomes easier as the message clarifies what is causing the issue. At times, the program does not respond when you try to open it. There are some quick fixes in Windows 7 if any of the applications are not responding or does not start.
Following are some tips to fix the applications won't start up issue in Windows 7:
- Restart the computer
- Remove conflicting applications
- Reinstall the application
Restart the computer
If any of the application is not starting up, the first thing you should do is to close all the running programs and then restart the computer. There are many services and processes that run when you start an application. Some of these services and processes stop responding due to many reasons. The application would not launch if the computer is frozen. So, when you restart the computer, all the services and processes are restarted, hence, the application starts working again.
Remove viruses and conflicting applications
There are some programs which have same features, like antivirus software and PC tune up programs etc. These programs use same Windows services to launch applications and to perform tasks. So, uninstall the programs that have same features and then try to launch the application. Viruses corrupt some software programs and cause ‘won’t start’ issues. Hence, scan your computer with antivirus programs to ensure that the computer is not infected.
The application program might not be starting because of some files missing or corruptions. So, if none of the above steps work, you can uninstall the not responding application from the add/remove programs, restart the computer and then, you can re-install the application from the installation disc or you can download the application. Reinstallation of the application would replace all the files related to the not responding application and that fixes the issue.
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