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Old 03-16-2006, 05:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default i cannot run .exe programs or install programs.

ok- i went out this morning and shut down my pc and for whatever reason when i got home i tried to start my video games and my msn messenger and it said "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folder options panel" so because of this i cannot run programs now on my pc and i tried downloading a software program for something unrelated and when i get the install icon on my d-top it says the exact same thing. can anyone help me to figure this out or tell me what has happend and how to fix it? thanks.

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Old 03-16-2006, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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this sounds extremely bad, so suggestion 1 System Restore is your best friend .

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Old 03-16-2006, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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look here http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm , anyway after youll get it fixed download hijackthis http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html click "do a system scan and save a logfile" and open a new thread at this section http://www.techist.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=126 and copy & paste it
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