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#1 nursejune53

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:32 AM

A friend sent me some photos as attachemnts but although I can download them into a photo, I cannot open them as 'blank.exe missing' is displayed on the screen. I've been able to open this type of attachment before without any problem. Any ideas? Thanks

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:07 PM

That seems very weird. You sure these are legit photos and not viruses?

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 05:00 PM

It may seem weird but I have exactly the same problem. My computer is configured so graphics files with extensions such as jpg, gif open with a program called Cshow. Also, files with the txt extension are opened with the program uuedit. Recnetly Win98se is returning a message, when I attemp to open such files, that it cannot open the files becasue it cannot find the file blank.exe. If I run cshow or uuendit first and then use their open command on the files in question they open with no problem. It appears something has inferferred with the file association mechanism. I put an empty file named blank.exe in the root directory. Now windows gives the message that it is not a win32 application. any ideas?

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 04:19 PM

Download RegSrch.zip from here:

http://billsway.com/vbspage/vbsfiles/RegSrch.zip

Unzip it and then double-click on the regsrch.vbs file. When it runs it will prompt you for a string to search for. Enter blank.exe into that field and press enter.

It will run for a while silently and then create a report. Please paste the contents of that report into a reply to this topic.

*Note: If you have Norton script blocking installed, disable it or allow the script to run or this tool won't work!




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