Strange problem when launching exe in windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a strange probleme when i launching exe in windows 7 

    it generate three instance of the exe in the task manager with 100k 

    and the program doesn't start

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 11:11 AM


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  • Can you tell us what exes do this?

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    Sunday, June 19, 2016 12:41 PM
  • The problem is simply when i run or launch by double clicking on a program it generate three exe on task manage with 100k 


    Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:24 PM
  • You gave us no further information so all I can do is give you a generic answer.  It should not

    Please run a system file check (SFC) & DISM  if you are on win 8 or higher

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    Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:31 PM
  •  I'm in windows  7  as mentionned in title
    Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:52 PM
  • This is a recurring but inconsistent issue that I'm going through. Essentially, upon starting up my computer, from time to time, I have no yet been able to isolate what may cause this issue, I will find that I cannot launch programs from their shortcuts in the Quick Start or Taskbar menu. As of right now I have not tried to launch said programs from the original .exe file in this scenario.

    I've noticed that when I try to open these programs from the Taskbar, the icon will be surrounded by a square to indicate that it is active, but, after a period of maybe 5 seconds or so, sometimes longer, it will disappear and the program will no longer look active. Opening up the task manager, the programs usually show up in the Processes under the appropriate name. Multiple instances of a program can appear, even when, under normal circumstances, multiple instances aren't allowed (such as with Firefox). The processes will usually show a static amount of memory used, like 108k for any firefox.exe in the process list, and will simply sit there until they are ended, despite the program not actually running. When this happens I generally have to restart the computer and hope it works on the restart.

    Chkdsk has found no problems.

    I'm prepared to run a repair CD if need be, but I was curious for some opinions first. I'd like to keep wiping and reinstalling a last resort since that will take a lot of organizational effort to make sure I don't lose anything.

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:54 PM
  • Hi HelioxChan,

    It seems that there is an article relate to the problem, please refer to the link:

    Can't open .EXE files in Windows 7 or Windows Vista:


    We can also try Process Monitor to show real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.

    Process Monitor v3.2:


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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:44 AM