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programs stop working in Windows Vista

  1. #1


    Ed Guest

    programs stop working in Windows Vista

    Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the following
    message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online for a
    solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as soon as
    I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this problem,
    but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this update does
    not apply to my computer.
    Suggestions? thanks
    Ed

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  2. #2


    Bob Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista

    What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed? There
    are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    -------
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
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    [How to ask a question]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm

    "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx

    > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    > following
    > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online for a
    > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as soon
    > as
    > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this
    > problem,
    > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this update
    > does
    > not apply to my computer.
    > Suggestions? thanks
    > Ed

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  3. #3


    tomduo Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista

    Norton Protection Center.

    "Bob" wrote:

    > What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed? There
    > are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    > -------
    > *Report back, please*
    > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >
    > [How to ask a question]
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >
    > "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx

    > > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    > > following
    > > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online for a
    > > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as soon
    > > as
    > > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this
    > > problem,
    > > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this update
    > > does
    > > not apply to my computer.
    > > Suggestions? thanks
    > > Ed
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Bob Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista

    Norton is likely causing your problem.

    Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and Windows
    Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely uninstall
    it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    immediately.
    Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

    It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do or
    ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with its
    goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    going to disinherit me.

    -------
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    "tomduo" <tomduo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:120FAAE2-325D-42F2-8B48-2013950B7EB2@xxxxxx

    > Norton Protection Center.
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    >> What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed?
    >> There
    >> are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    >> -------
    >> *Report back, please*
    >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    >> so
    >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>
    >> [How to ask a question]
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >>
    >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx

    >> > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    >> > following
    >> > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online for
    >> > a
    >> > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as
    >> > soon
    >> > as
    >> > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this
    >> > problem,
    >> > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this update
    >> > does
    >> > not apply to my computer.
    >> > Suggestions? thanks
    >> > Ed
    >>
    >>

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  5. #5


    Ed Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista

    i understand that, but I have had norton for years and all these programs
    have worked. I did not have any problems until I bought a laptop with vista
    on it.

    do you think that norton is the issue? Even if the problems did appear until
    vista? If so I will give it a try and remove Norton/. Just don't want to
    remove something I paid for id I don't have to?

    As I said earlier, I did find an update on Microsoft update windows beta 2.
    but it said that update didn't apply to my system.

    Thanks
    Ed
    "Bob" wrote:

    > Norton is likely causing your problem.
    >
    > Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    > http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and Windows
    > Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely uninstall
    > it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    > known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    > immediately.
    > Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    > http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    >
    > It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    > computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do or
    > ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with its
    > goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    > 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    > going to disinherit me.
    >
    > -------
    > *Report back, please*
    > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >
    > "tomduo" <tomduo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:120FAAE2-325D-42F2-8B48-2013950B7EB2@xxxxxx

    > > Norton Protection Center.
    > >
    > > "Bob" wrote:
    > >

    > >> What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed?
    > >> There
    > >> are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    > >> -------
    > >> *Report back, please*
    > >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    > >> so
    > >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    > >>
    > >> [How to ask a question]
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    > >>
    > >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx
    > >> > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    > >> > following
    > >> > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online for
    > >> > a
    > >> > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as
    > >> > soon
    > >> > as
    > >> > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this
    > >> > problem,
    > >> > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this update
    > >> > does
    > >> > not apply to my computer.
    > >> > Suggestions? thanks
    > >> > Ed
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >

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  6. #6


    Ed Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista

    Okay, I went ahead and uninstalled norton, and have the same results.
    "program has stopped working and windows is looking for a solution". Any
    other suggestions?

    Thanks
    Ed



    "Ed" wrote:

    > i understand that, but I have had norton for years and all these programs
    > have worked. I did not have any problems until I bought a laptop with vista
    > on it.
    >
    > do you think that norton is the issue? Even if the problems did appear until
    > vista? If so I will give it a try and remove Norton/. Just don't want to
    > remove something I paid for id I don't have to?
    >
    > As I said earlier, I did find an update on Microsoft update windows beta 2.
    > but it said that update didn't apply to my system.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ed
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    > > Norton is likely causing your problem.
    > >
    > > Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    > > http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and Windows
    > > Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely uninstall
    > > it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    > > known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    > > immediately.
    > > Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    > > http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    > >
    > > It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    > > computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do or
    > > ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with its
    > > goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    > > 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    > > going to disinherit me.
    > >
    > > -------
    > > *Report back, please*
    > > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    > > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    > >
    > > "tomduo" <tomduo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:120FAAE2-325D-42F2-8B48-2013950B7EB2@xxxxxx

    > > > Norton Protection Center.
    > > >
    > > > "Bob" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed?
    > > >> There
    > > >> are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    > > >> -------
    > > >> *Report back, please*
    > > >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    > > >> so
    > > >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    > > >>
    > > >> [How to ask a question]
    > > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > > >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > > >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    > > >>
    > > >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > >> news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx
    > > >> > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    > > >> > following
    > > >> > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online for
    > > >> > a
    > > >> > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as
    > > >> > soon
    > > >> > as
    > > >> > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this
    > > >> > problem,
    > > >> > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this update
    > > >> > does
    > > >> > not apply to my computer.
    > > >> > Suggestions? thanks
    > > >> > Ed
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > >
    > >

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  7. #7


    Bob Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista


    Yes, Norton is likely causing your problem. If uninstalling it does not
    solve your problem you can always reinstall it, however it's just a matter
    of time before Norton causes a problem.
    -------
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

    "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:093A44F0-77AD-489B-B54C-A382B8C6A86B@xxxxxx

    >i understand that, but I have had norton for years and all these programs
    > have worked. I did not have any problems until I bought a laptop with
    > vista
    > on it.
    >
    > do you think that norton is the issue? Even if the problems did appear
    > until
    > vista? If so I will give it a try and remove Norton/. Just don't want to
    > remove something I paid for id I don't have to?
    >
    > As I said earlier, I did find an update on Microsoft update windows beta
    > 2.
    > but it said that update didn't apply to my system.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ed
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    >> Norton is likely causing your problem.
    >>
    >> Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    >> http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and
    >> Windows
    >> Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely
    >> uninstall
    >> it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    >> known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    >> immediately.
    >> Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    >> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    >>
    >> It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    >> computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do
    >> or
    >> ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with
    >> its
    >> goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    >> 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    >> going to disinherit me.
    >>
    >> -------
    >> *Report back, please*
    >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    >> so
    >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>
    >> "tomduo" <tomduo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:120FAAE2-325D-42F2-8B48-2013950B7EB2@xxxxxx

    >> > Norton Protection Center.
    >> >
    >> > "Bob" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed?
    >> >> There
    >> >> are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    >> >> -------
    >> >> *Report back, please*
    >> >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >> >> to
    >> >> so
    >> >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >> >>
    >> >> [How to ask a question]
    >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >> >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    >> >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >> >>
    >> >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx
    >> >> > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    >> >> > following
    >> >> > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online
    >> >> > for
    >> >> > a
    >> >> > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as
    >> >> > soon
    >> >> > as
    >> >> > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this
    >> >> > problem,
    >> >> > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this
    >> >> > update
    >> >> > does
    >> >> > not apply to my computer.
    >> >> > Suggestions? thanks
    >> >> > Ed
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>

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  8. #8


    Bob Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista

    Assuming you restarted your computer after uninstalling Norton.
    Search your registry for "Symantec". If you find anything delete it. Backup
    your registry first.

    What do you learn when viewing "Problem Reports and Solutions"?

    What programs are you having a problem with?
    -------
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

    "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AE229F11-A3FD-4E90-BE03-1154A362120F@xxxxxx

    > Okay, I went ahead and uninstalled norton, and have the same results.
    > "program has stopped working and windows is looking for a solution". Any
    > other suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ed
    >
    >
    >
    > "Ed" wrote:
    >

    >> i understand that, but I have had norton for years and all these programs
    >> have worked. I did not have any problems until I bought a laptop with
    >> vista
    >> on it.
    >>
    >> do you think that norton is the issue? Even if the problems did appear
    >> until
    >> vista? If so I will give it a try and remove Norton/. Just don't want to
    >> remove something I paid for id I don't have to?
    >>
    >> As I said earlier, I did find an update on Microsoft update windows beta
    >> 2.
    >> but it said that update didn't apply to my system.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Ed
    >> "Bob" wrote:
    >>

    >> > Norton is likely causing your problem.
    >> >
    >> > Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    >> > http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and
    >> > Windows
    >> > Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely
    >> > uninstall
    >> > it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton
    >> > is
    >> > known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    >> > immediately.
    >> > Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    >> > http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    >> >
    >> > It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    >> > computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do
    >> > or
    >> > ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with
    >> > its
    >> > goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes
    >> > Norton
    >> > 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she
    >> > was
    >> > going to disinherit me.
    >> >
    >> > -------
    >> > *Report back, please*
    >> > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >> > to so
    >> > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >> >
    >> > "tomduo" <tomduo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> > news:120FAAE2-325D-42F2-8B48-2013950B7EB2@xxxxxx
    >> > > Norton Protection Center.
    >> > >
    >> > > "Bob" wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > >> What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is
    >> > >> installed?
    >> > >> There
    >> > >> are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    >> > >> -------
    >> > >> *Report back, please*
    >> > >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are
    >> > >> replying to
    >> > >> so
    >> > >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >> > >>
    >> > >> [How to ask a question]
    >> > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >> > >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    >> > >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >> > >>
    >> > >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> > >> news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx
    >> > >> > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    >> > >> > following
    >> > >> > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check
    >> > >> > online for
    >> > >> > a
    >> > >> > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message
    >> > >> > as
    >> > >> > soon
    >> > >> > as
    >> > >> > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses
    >> > >> > this
    >> > >> > problem,
    >> > >> > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this
    >> > >> > update
    >> > >> > does
    >> > >> > not apply to my computer.
    >> > >> > Suggestions? thanks
    >> > >> > Ed
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> >
    >> >

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  9. #9


    Ed Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista

    Well, I don't know what to say. My PC and my laptop all have the exact same
    programs running on them. The only variable is the PC has XP Pro and the
    laptop has Vista Ultimate.

    The programs that stop working on my laptop work fine on my pc. but thanks
    for the help

    Thanks
    Ed

    "Bob" wrote:

    >
    > Yes, Norton is likely causing your problem. If uninstalling it does not
    > solve your problem you can always reinstall it, however it's just a matter
    > of time before Norton causes a problem.
    > -------
    > *Report back, please*
    > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >
    > [How to ask a question]
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >
    > "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:093A44F0-77AD-489B-B54C-A382B8C6A86B@xxxxxx

    > >i understand that, but I have had norton for years and all these programs
    > > have worked. I did not have any problems until I bought a laptop with
    > > vista
    > > on it.
    > >
    > > do you think that norton is the issue? Even if the problems did appear
    > > until
    > > vista? If so I will give it a try and remove Norton/. Just don't want to
    > > remove something I paid for id I don't have to?
    > >
    > > As I said earlier, I did find an update on Microsoft update windows beta
    > > 2.
    > > but it said that update didn't apply to my system.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Ed
    > > "Bob" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Norton is likely causing your problem.
    > >>
    > >> Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    > >> http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and
    > >> Windows
    > >> Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely
    > >> uninstall
    > >> it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    > >> known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    > >> immediately.
    > >> Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    > >> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    > >>
    > >> It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    > >> computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do
    > >> or
    > >> ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with
    > >> its
    > >> goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    > >> 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    > >> going to disinherit me.
    > >>
    > >> -------
    > >> *Report back, please*
    > >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    > >> so
    > >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    > >>
    > >> "tomduo" <tomduo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:120FAAE2-325D-42F2-8B48-2013950B7EB2@xxxxxx
    > >> > Norton Protection Center.
    > >> >
    > >> > "Bob" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed?
    > >> >> There
    > >> >> are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    > >> >> -------
    > >> >> *Report back, please*
    > >> >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> so
    > >> >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    > >> >>
    > >> >> [How to ask a question]
    > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > >> >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > >> >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx
    > >> >> > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get the
    > >> >> > following
    > >> >> > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online
    > >> >> > for
    > >> >> > a
    > >> >> > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message as
    > >> >> > soon
    > >> >> > as
    > >> >> > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses this
    > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this
    > >> >> > update
    > >> >> > does
    > >> >> > not apply to my computer.
    > >> >> > Suggestions? thanks
    > >> >> > Ed
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >

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    Bob Guest

    Re: programs stop working in Windows Vista


    A difference in the OS is a huge variable!

    "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6DAD02E4-106A-4C84-ADFD-1585FA80AD67@xxxxxx

    > Well, I don't know what to say. My PC and my laptop all have the exact
    > same
    > programs running on them. The only variable is the PC has XP Pro and the
    > laptop has Vista Ultimate.
    >
    > The programs that stop working on my laptop work fine on my pc. but thanks
    > for the help
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ed
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> Yes, Norton is likely causing your problem. If uninstalling it does not
    >> solve your problem you can always reinstall it, however it's just a
    >> matter
    >> of time before Norton causes a problem.
    >> -------
    >> *Report back, please*
    >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    >> so
    >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>
    >> [How to ask a question]
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >>
    >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:093A44F0-77AD-489B-B54C-A382B8C6A86B@xxxxxx

    >> >i understand that, but I have had norton for years and all these
    >> >programs
    >> > have worked. I did not have any problems until I bought a laptop with
    >> > vista
    >> > on it.
    >> >
    >> > do you think that norton is the issue? Even if the problems did appear
    >> > until
    >> > vista? If so I will give it a try and remove Norton/. Just don't want
    >> > to
    >> > remove something I paid for id I don't have to?
    >> >
    >> > As I said earlier, I did find an update on Microsoft update windows
    >> > beta
    >> > 2.
    >> > but it said that update didn't apply to my system.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >> > Ed
    >> > "Bob" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Norton is likely causing your problem.
    >> >>
    >> >> Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    >> >> http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and
    >> >> Windows
    >> >> Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely
    >> >> uninstall
    >> >> it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton
    >> >> is
    >> >> known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    >> >> immediately.
    >> >> Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    >> >> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    >> >>
    >> >> It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of
    >> >> your
    >> >> computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to
    >> >> do
    >> >> or
    >> >> ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with
    >> >> its
    >> >> goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes
    >> >> Norton
    >> >> 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she
    >> >> was
    >> >> going to disinherit me.
    >> >>
    >> >> -------
    >> >> *Report back, please*
    >> >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >> >> to
    >> >> so
    >> >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >> >>
    >> >> "tomduo" <tomduo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:120FAAE2-325D-42F2-8B48-2013950B7EB2@xxxxxx
    >> >> > Norton Protection Center.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Bob" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is
    >> >> >> installed?
    >> >> >> There
    >> >> >> are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    >> >> >> -------
    >> >> >> *Report back, please*
    >> >> >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are
    >> >> >> replying
    >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> so
    >> >> >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> [How to ask a question]
    >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >> >> >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    >> >> >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Ed" <Ed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:11806397-DE8D-4E19-B034-D212CC65B1F4@xxxxxx
    >> >> >> > Several programs I have stop working after a few minutes I get
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > following
    >> >> >> > message "Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check
    >> >> >> > online
    >> >> >> > for
    >> >> >> > a
    >> >> >> > solution to the problem". Two programs I have I get that message
    >> >> >> > as
    >> >> >> > soon
    >> >> >> > as
    >> >> >> > I start the program. I found an available update that addresses
    >> >> >> > this
    >> >> >> > problem,
    >> >> >> > but when I try to install the update, I get a message that this
    >> >> >> > update
    >> >> >> > does
    >> >> >> > not apply to my computer.
    >> >> >> > Suggestions? thanks
    >> >> >> > Ed
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>

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