So, since Google refuses to help as I seem the be the only person in the world that has this problem (other than one other person who's solution didn't help one bit), I've decided to come here since there's at least some hope I can get this figured out.
I use, or used now, Ice Chat 7. Say what you want if you dislike it, that's fine. But I used it and I liked it. Until yesterday, it worked perfectly. Out of nowhere, however, it decided to quit responding and then it closed. Every time I click on the icon, I get a message instantaneously that reads: "Internet Relay Chat Client Has Stopped Working" and then Microsoft tries to find a solution and troubleshoot, but nothing can be found.
There is no other error message. There's nothing. It gives me that message and waits for me to click "OK" and then it closes. The chat itself doesn't even open. Only thing I can get is that damn message.
Microsoft decided it was a compatibility issue and tried multiple things to fix that, all of which didn't work. The creator of Ice Chat had responded to a post on his forum two years ago by someone who is having the same problem as me. He said to exclude IceChat 7 from the DEP in the system panel, which I've done and tried many, many times.
I've uninstalled and wiped it completely several times and reinstalled.
I've ran error checks on my disk drive and drivers and anything else I could think of, all of which didn't seem to work.
So, ADISC, any idea what's going on? That's actually the only client I enjoyed, and I had it all set perfectly to how I like it.
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Yeah, I didn't entirely expect an answer right away. :P I'll be surprised if I even get one, considering no one in the world seems to know what's going on.