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Kaiju54
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Windows cannot find cheat engine Reply with quote

Just installed the newest version and when I go to launch it I get an error saying Windows can't find CE. I'm trying to launch it from it's main folder and I am running as admin. Tried running in Safe Mode, same thing happened. Anti-virus also disabled. Screenshot attached.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure your anti-virus is not messing with it or deleting it. (Includes checking Windows Defender if you have it enabled.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's your antivirus. Disable it and add the folder to its exception list.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as the 2 users above said, it might be AV deleting CE files.

but if the AV wasnt the problem, then try to clean un-install all CE versions.
and cleaning CE registry keys. and everything related to CE.
(like CE never was installed on your PC)

then install a fresh version.



my solution might not be the best, but it can solve most issues as i have tested.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having the same problem. Disabling and adding exceptions to my anti virus didn't solve it.

Tried a couple clean re-installs including the registry - same thing.

This just started today, but no changes to Cheat Engine occurred between yesterday and today. (I'd already been using 6.7 with no problems.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reinstall cheat engine, AVs are known to mess files up and lock them up even if you tell them not to
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't forget to reboot after uninstalling your AV
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't figured it out, unfortunately.

I'll post back if I get it working again. Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmm this happened to me in the last couple of days, works fine for YEARS and then poof windows cannot find cheat engine ;( if you find a fix pls tell me, it would be much apreciated. i have a lot of fov tables for sp games i find with it set to low Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I cleaned out any and all AV software, I cleaned out the registry, disabled Windows defender, did a complete reinstall of CE and...same result.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Windows 7
  • From the desktop, right click the Computer icon.
  • Choose Properties from the context menu.
  • Click the Advanced system settings link.
  • Click Environment Variables. In the section User/System Variables, find the PATH environment variable and select it.
  • Click Edit. If the PATH environment variable does not exist, click New.
  • In the Edit User/System Variable (or New User/System Variable) window, specify the value of the PATH environment variable.
  • Click OK. Close all remaining windows by clicking OK.




sometimes windows start acting like a d*ck, so it better to grab his hand and guide it to the right place. (an*l place) lol
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Install CE to a different drive.

It's quite possible you might have a virus infection which is modifying the ce exe (having an AV doesn't help) or it could be your antivirus, both are known to modify exes. The exe could be quarantined (someone had an issue with ce the other day and after disabling his av, it worked)

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i still had to disable my av
my antivirus is so stupid
it quartines items it thinks are suspicouse but if you unquartine it and try to run it, it automaticly requartines it


Issues like these don't ever happen on computers without an antivirus. Windows hasn't acted like a dick to me for 7 years now (with windows defender off) especially with something like my software messing up, the last time i was infected was in 2010 because someone else used my PC and put an infected flashdrive in it, would've been nice use to the word "decade" (in three years i could haha).

So yeah, install it somewhere else and if that doesn't work then there might be another issue with your computer.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehm, STN.
do you think disk derangement can help.

EDIT: or disk error checking (windows built-in tool)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I am at a loss at this point. I ran two virus scans (found nothing), a malwarebytes scan, then uninstalled both. Cleared out the registry, made sure Windows defender was off, tried installing to both of my drives and in the end I still get the same error.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rename cheatengine-x86_64.exe to goat.exe and run that

if that works, then reformat your harddisk and possible also a new BIOS, as your system has been compromised by an advanced rootkit that tries to hide itself by blocking CE

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