Windows Live Photo Gallery does not and never has started up


  • I've just downloaded the latest WLPG. The very first time I clicked on its icon, nothing happened. Task mgr shows no new application starting or anything else interesting.

    Further testing showed two processes starting up: These two processes are observed: WLstartup.exe *32 and WLPphotogallery.exe *32

    They last about 10 seconds and then disappear. No error message, no popup, no window, nothing.

    I read further on the web, tried a couple things like looking for supposed corrupted database. OLD_Pictures.pd6, the only file with a name anything like that in the ...Window\Window Live Photo Gallery folder.

    Windows 7 64bit machine, 16GB RAM, couple big HD's, Dell laptop. Service Packs 1 and 2 installed.

    I've uninstalled, reinstalled WLPG multiple times, turned of my Antivirus software and I still get nothing.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    • Edited by TerryDarc Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:08 PM
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:06 PM

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  • Fixed myself by a) creating a new user account, logging in there and b) starting in safe mode. WLPG still does not work in original user account.
    Thursday, August 22, 2013 4:39 PM