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From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. Copy the file, regedt32.exe (from the C:\Windows\System32 folder) to another partition. A2. We are happy it did the trick for you. Source

b) The next thing to try is just as easy. I downloaded and saved the software on my disk. Sometimes a virus or malware may have infected your computer and damaged your .EXE file association. You may choose a Restore Point (a date your computer was in good health) and go on as per the instructions. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-25384-unable-to-open-any-programs-in-windows-xp

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Had to either right click on them to say "start". If you cant open your virus protection then try right clicking on the virus link or exe or even a txt file and select open with on the menu. For free scan and detection, use a community-trusted tool such as MalwareBytes. If you need to solve your .EXE file type problem but donít know where to start, Software Candyís Fix File Association .EXE is your solution.

  1. On the menu that pops up look for the Run As...
  2. Otherwise, simply contact us and we may be able to help you diagnose the problem and offer a different fix.
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  4. I found the program along with a article on this problem here:http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htmNOTE: I don't know if this works with other versions of Windows, like Windows Vista, because I believe the tool
  5. NONE of the many, many exes that cause PC Guard to hack a system get caught by protection software.
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  7. View all 49 comments Report Abhi- Mar 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM I did the same but its still now working.

Nice to hear that. I was able to run programs so I could try to eliminate the trojan. Now and again someone reports that they have, in error, assigned some other program to the .EXE extension without first establishing a System Restore Point so they can recover from making Unable To Open Any Programs In Windows Xp but everytime I have to right click on particular program, go to Run as & uncheck "Protect...." is there any way that I dont need to change it?

Follow the following steps 1. Thanks for posting it. Eva: Man ! http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/broken-exe-file-association-and-cant-run-regedit-to-fix-it However if it's Windows 8.1 or 10 you'll have to do it from your repair settings by holding shift and restarting your computer from the start menu and go on from

For some reasons, that time it also messed up my EXE file extensions, I couldn't run anything. Windows Xp Cannot Install Programs Just install this safe and secure download and you will again be able to quickly open the files you need with a double click -- or from the Run box: Note: it doesn't solve it, when I look again after clicking the icon, the protect is checked again! ComputerGeek008 3,589 views 5:44 How to Run an EXE file if Windows Can't Run it (Windows EXE Fix) - Duration: 1:44.

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Linx April 16, 2015 at 3:35 am Mine came up with an error saying Can't import C:\Users\User\Programming\exe_file_associations_fix_win7.reg: the specified file is not a registry script. Thank you all for your help. Doug Knox Xp Fixes When sufficient numbers of people have tested this there will be a more formal writeup with a download. Exe Fixer Tool For Windows Xp run.

Report bluemaurice- Mar 8, 2010 at 07:37 PM GOD BLESS YOU!!!! this contact form Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... Would like to stop searching for fixes. Report Usam- Feb 3, 2010 at 12:17 AM Thank you dear friend........your advise made me happy to resolve the problem Report asdf- Feb 26, 2010 at 09:18 AM Thanks so much, .exe Files Not Opening In Windows Xp Sp2

Report $u$pect- Apr 21, 2010 at 05:17 AM JADEwithTROUBLE : Try This Same used - http://www.dougknox.com Then click - 'Win XP Fixes' Then click - 'File Association Fixes' Then - 'EXE What do I do now? Hello jamesy8, and welcome to HTG community, have you checked your system for any virus/malware, I would recommend you Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware do a full system scan and see if it detects have a peek here I have all my things saved to this hard-drive.

If the programs you can't open are actually the program's exe file download the "EXE File Association Fix" at the link below. Rstassociations Xp Report Nikko024- Feb 12, 2010 at 10:28 AM I tried this solution, and it also worked for me! Throwing caution to the wind, I created new (i.e.

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So please HELP! On the page where you download the fix it says sometimes you can have trouble importing the fix. Report Hannahl3- Mar 6, 2010 at 06:27 AM Absolutely stunning, back to normal in one click! Exe File Association Fix item and click on it.

Report Candy- Apr 6, 2010 at 10:23 AM yes you are the it!!!!!!!! Report vamsi- Feb 23, 2010 at 02:07 PM Hi thank u very much... jutin1997help 20,237 views 0:43 How to restore your default file format and icons (Windows7) - Duration: 5:36. Check This Out Sign in to make your opinion count.

Report Jen Harris› Lynn - Apr 26, 2010 at 08:21 AM this WORKED.........thank you. It worked. However, when I go over to the Security user everything works fine. Open a Windows Explorer window and navigate to the Windows directory (usually either C:\Windows or C:\WINNT).

Loading... Thanks Report Tina- Mar 8, 2010 at 06:44 AM Hi, EXE File Association Fixe then after what I need to do. overwrote). THANK YOU SO MUCH IT DID HELP ME!!!