1. have tried a number of different registry fixes but to no avail.
Can you please list a few of the "Registry Fixes" that you have made so far, as these may not have helped -
Sounds like it your shortcut associations
for your programs were all changed to Word. This is possibly just on your User Profile
. There's a couple of ways that you can do to try and fix this. You can use System Restore
to go back before this happened or, you can create a new profile
and see if your program associations will go back to normal. I'll provide you with a couple of links on how to use System Restore and How to fix a corrupted profile
. As always
- Please make sure that you back up all your files before you try this.
System Restore: frequently asked questionshttp://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/517d3b8e-3379-46c1-b479-05b30d6fb3f01033.mspx#EI
Fix a corrupted user profilehttp://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/769495bf-035c-4764-a538-c9b05c22001e1033.mspx
Also ; Have you checked out These solutions from Microsoft Answers?