Wtf

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by malikah, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. malikah

    malikah New Member

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    Hi, I turned my other computer on this morning only to find that most of my icons were missing (converted to the no association icon) and I could not execute most .exe files. I can't access add/remove programs but IE7 works fine. When I double click on an .exe, the icon fades as if it thinks it's a hidden file. I don't think this is a virus, but an incompatable program. I installed restorator 2005 yesterday and I think it just installed badly. Also I can't execute Add/Remove programs and MSCONFIG won't execute either. Is there something in the registry that prevents .exe files from running?
     
  2. robina_80

    robina_80 Active Member

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    what version of windows you got
     
  3. malikah

    malikah New Member

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    Windows XP Pro
     
  4. TFT

    TFT VIP Member

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    You could try this http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and go to number 12 then
    download the .reg file to someplace convenient where you can access it, such as your Desktop or a floppy disk, then double click it to merge the contents into the Registry and reboot the computer.
     
  5. malikah

    malikah New Member

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    PROBLEM SOLVED:

    I went here for the solution.

    NOTE: If you can not run the exefix_xp.com utility and are prompted to open it with a file, navigate to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and use the command line to execute the file - it was my only option. Reeboot when you are done.

    Also, some other symptoms of this problem (before I fixed it) were:
    Startup programs didn't start - like antivirus, google desktop, etc. and I couldn't use folder links in the start menu like add/remove programs although, folders on my desktop worked fine. I don't think this was a virus, just a poorly installed program which messed with the registry a little.
     

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