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Program loads, flashes on screen then disappears.

I downloaded a known program. After double clicking on the program it briefly opens on the screen then disappears. It used to work well but now can't be found. I have tried deleting the program and then re-installing several times but always with the same result. HELP!

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010


    What operating system are you using and what application are you trying to run?

    In Mac OS X, many applications log problems to the system log. Open the "Terminal" application and enter the following line:

    tail -f /var/log/system.log

    Note where the last line of text is and then launch the problem application. If new text appears in the log as you launch the application, it's likely related to the problem. Post the text here.

  • Andrew Bowmaker
    Andrew Bowmaker May 11, 2010

    What program is it? It is a dmg file? Let me know


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Delete (or rename) the preferences file for this application, and then try launching it.

What is the program? That should have been specified in the original problem request.

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If your pc is taking ages to start up , then follow this advise to speed things along and get you going faster.

1. Uninstall Old Programs and Stop Unwanted Services From Starting.

The main culprit making a PC slow to boot is programs. If you have programs installed on your computer that you are no longer using , you should remove them.
These programs often have background processes running which not only uses your RAM but also takes time to load at start up.

A useful program I found is Tune Up Utilities. This program has a feature called start up manager which will allow you to stop unwanted programs from starting up when you turn on your PC. Not only that , but the software also identifies programs and processes which you should keep running. A free trail version is available HERE.

You can also do this in Windows Vista and Windows 7 by going to run in your start screen and typing in msconfig. Then go to the start up tab and deselect everything you don't want to have start when you start your computer.


If your run command is not visible , go to command prompt and type in msconfig.

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The bios by default contain some options that are redundant and can be switched off to save on start up time. For instance :

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I don't know the word for it but when a program disappears because you clicked on it a certain way, and hides itself in favor of another program. I don't want it to do this but it happens accidentally, I...

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