Process would appear in task manager...but program won't start


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This seems to happen randomly, especially if the program somehow froze and crashed. For example, I was just using msn, then it suddenly froze for no reason and I had no choice but to end task. Afterwards I tried to restart msn, nothing would happen (not even the loading light flashes), but the process msnmsgr.exe appears in task manager like normal. I ended the process, then retried, still doesn't work. This also happens with most other programs (ie, after this happens, I cannot launch any programs at all other than the basic windows-related ones like my documents). Does anyone know what's wrong? I did a virus scan with Symantec Antivirus and nothing came up...


In Runtime
Have you restarted the computer. If not try doing was 4mattc says. Run malwarebytes and then run ccleaner and clean the computer.

Then let us know what happens.