My problem comes in 2 stages. Both stages I get the following warning- This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.- Stage 1) I could not open File Explorer and Control Panel. Most other folders/files opened in VLC. I downloaded Open Freely and was able to open some files through it. Stage 2) A help site recommended I re-set the default settings for .exe (my main problem) by going into regedit and changing the Value Data to "%1"%* Now nothing opens/runs except for IE and Chrome. Upon right clicking a program you see the new Value Data on top instead of "open". If I re-start the computer in f9 mode, I can access a Command Prompt- but instead of C drive it opens in X drive. My goal is to at least get back to stage 1 so I can get some programs running. So I need a way to get back into regedit and undo whatever was done. Any and all help would be appreciated as my next step is to junk the computer and start from scratch with a new one. I have watched countless YouTube videos and am able to install/run apps from Windows Store- none of these helped.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 06 January 2016 - 10:20 AM.
moved from Windows 8 to Am I Infected