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#1 to tall hall

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:21 PM

i got a problem with my labtop and have had it for a while now. my computer will not let me open anything without me seeing a " open with" screen and then it says " chose the program you want to open this file with" . i have to click " look for the appropriate on the web" . once i click on that i can view the internet. i have to do this everytime i get on the internet. it works for getting online but if i try to open something like solitare or any game at all, it says

" Windows has the following information about this file type. This page will help you find software needed to open your file.

File Type: Unknown

Description: Windows does not recognize this file type.

You may search the following Web site for related software and information:

Search the web

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it won't let me do anything after this step. i play on pokerstars but i can't get it to load all the way through. it will run the program but after that it goes to the same page above. I have typed in regedit and it says the application is not found. if i try to download anything off the net then i get the same messege as above. what can i do to fix this?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:39 PM

Try System Restore back to before this happened.

How to Do a System Restore in Vista

Its Control Panel - Backup and Restore Center - Upper Left Repair Windows

IF that also Opens With use the below to run it.

Start - type in Search box -> rstrui.exe find at top - Right Click on it - RUN AS ADMIN

or use Start - Computer OR Windows Explorer to navigate to


Right Click on it - RUN AS ADMIN


To run any particular program until you get them all back to normal just use Start - Search and type in the
program name or executible file name - OR use Start - Computer OR Windows Explorer to navigate to the
program and run it from there.

Set your main program associations and then you can change any particular file type to the correct program.

How to Set Default Associations For a Program in Vista

How to Associate a File Extension Type With a Program in Vista

How to Show and Change a File Name Extension in Vista

How to Unassociate a File Extension Type in Vista and a utility to help

Restore Default Vista File Extension Type Associations


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:11 PM

Try this and see if it fix the problem.

(1) Go to the link below and scroll down to #12 (left column) , then click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix.

(2) Save the REG File to your desktop.

(3) Double click it or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.

(4) Run virus scan on the file you've just downloaded and make sure they are safe to use.

If you have problem running the file, try the following:

(1) Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager.

(2) Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window.

(3) Type REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, highlight it and click Open.

Note: If you can't access the Internet with the problem computer use another computer to download the reg file fix onto a CD, thumb drive, or floppy and transfer the file to the problem computer.

Once .reg file is merged into the registry successfully, reboot your computer.

Edited by Clifford Tan, 26 September 2010 - 08:14 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:26 PM

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

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