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Windows 7- Cannot open any program because windows cannot find .exe

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#1 dookadooka4


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:17 PM

Good Afternoon everyone,

My name is Syed and this is my first post on the forum. I'm desperate, I don't know why but whenever windows starts up to my desktop, none of my startup programs open. All I see are multiple windows saying the same thing about different programs; Windows cannot open this file. I cancel out of all of them and all of my programs appear as blank icons.

The only things that work are My Computer, and Chrome when I select "Use the web service to find the correct program"

I booted up in safe mode and still had the same problem. I'm willing to restore but I want to safely make sure I have all of my kids' baby photos.


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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 04:20 PM

G'day Syed , and Welcome to BC


Try this.



Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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