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Cannot execute .exe, .reg, regedit?


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#1 Why ME grrr

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:19 PM

Whenever I try to run an .exe or .reg file, I receive this error...

"To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs on your computer."

I cannot even open regedit... I receive the same error.

Any idea?

Edited by hamluis, 13 June 2011 - 10:31 AM.
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#2 Why ME grrr

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:48 PM

Please can someone help. I am desperate. I need to get this computer fixed tonight :(

unable to repair .exe fix via registry repair because I can't enter regedit or command

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:07 PM

Download and run exeHelper.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:21 AM

Download and run exeHelper.

  • Please download exeHelper from Raktor to your desktop.
  • Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.
  • A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.
  • A log file named log.txt will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com
  • Attach the log.txt file to your next message.

Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).



.com files do not execute either.... I receive the same "find which program created it" error...

before these errors began, i had a virus.. I had ran malwarebytes & I did "msconfig" via "run" and disabled a few things in the "startup" tab that I was almost sure shouldn't of been there.. could I have unchecked the wrong thing which has started this problem?

It seems I cannot execute any files without receiving this error..

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

Which flavor of windows are you running. Have you tried the steps in safemode?

Thanks.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:36 AM

What Windows version is it?
Do you have Windows disk?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:13 PM

Which flavor of windows are you running. Have you tried the steps in safemode?

Thanks.


XP.. safe mode doesnt do it either

What Windows version is it?
Do you have Windows disk?


XP.. no disk.

I was told to start task manager, click file, hold down ctrl and click run which will bring up a command window. I wont be back to the computer until tonight so I will give that a try, hopefully if i can manage to get command up, i can open up regedit. *crossing fingers*

Edited by Why ME grrr, 13 June 2011 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:16 PM

Try exe file fix from here: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:36 PM

Try exe file fix from here: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


Yes, if I am able to open regedit doing task manager>file>hold ctrl>run then Ill hopefully be able to apply the exe .reg fix.. but if i cant enter regedit, its back to the drawing board

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:40 PM

No, you don't need to open regedit.
Download that file and unzip it.
Inside, you'll find ***.reg file.
Right click on it, click Merge.

You may need to download and unzip that file on good computer and transfer ***.reg file to bad computer, using USB stick.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

No, you don't need to open regedit.
Download that file and unzip it.
Inside, you'll find ***.reg file.
Right click on it, click Merge.

You may need to download and unzip that file on good computer and transfer ***.reg file to bad computer, using USB stick.


I haven't tried yet but I will within the next couple hours.. The only reason I thought I would have to bring up Regedit is because whenever I tried to double click on the .reg file, I would receive the error... By clicking "Merge", should this error be bypassed?

Thanks big time Broni!

EDIT: Also, should this be done in safe mode?

Edited by Why ME grrr, 13 June 2011 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:21 PM

Normal mode is fine.

"Merge" is pretty much the same as double clicking, but give it a shot.

You may also start looking for Windows CD, if the above doesn't work.

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