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"this Program Cannot Be Run In Dos Mode"?

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#1 needhelpplz


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 05:52 PM

(my amateur guess):
I must have messed up my .exe?...

EX of problem:

I click on one of my files: let's say "ccleaner"

Instead of the program opening up in its "normal" form; it opens up in a WordPad.

On the top left hand corner it reads: ccleaner.exe - WordPad plus on the wordpad are these weird letters and alien-esque symbols. :thumbsup:

One thing I could make out from the mess was:

"This program cannot be run in DOS mode"


"This program must be run under Win32"

A similar problem happens when I tried opening other (almost all) programs: ex: Windows Media Player, real player, once again, almost everything opens up in WordPad!!!

Please, need help in fixing problem!!! :trumpet:

Edited by needhelpplz, 06 January 2007 - 05:53 PM.

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#2 TheTerrorist_75


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 08:54 PM

There are viruses that can cause this.

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Then post a Hijack This log in this section of the forums: HijackThis Logs and Analysis
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