3 Windows Problems I need help fixing :P

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by w0lv3rin3, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    First Error:
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i299/w0lv3rin3/error02.jpg

    When I goto start > run and type in C:\ then hit enter, the run dialog pop ups when usually the C:\ Folder comes up, how do I fix that???

    Second Error:
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i299/w0lv3rin3/error01.jpg

    When I click on any of the three objects circled in the image in my start menu (My computer, Control Panel & My Network Places), an error: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel; how do I fix that?

    Third Error:

    When I use print screen feature, my mouse just disappears and in order to restore order I have to CTRL + ALT + DEL then the windows security dialog comes up and exit it out and everything restores to normal, how do I fix that as well??

    thanks for you guys help :p
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Is it bad I can't tell what operating system that is? :)

    As far as 1 and 2 I go I would look at repairing file associations, although I'd like to be sure of the OS before suggesting something.

    3 I guess could be related, again if you could let me know the OS then a system repair tool might be worth a go if possible, or reinstalling the most recent graphic drivers available might be worth a go.
     
  3. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    so sorry

    Windows XP fully updated
     
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    For 1 Ditto on EP's suggestion. But I think it is not an option on folders. It sounds like the default action for the command has been changed which is a little frightening. Have you been experimenting with XP "look and feel" changing utilities. What happens when you click browse instead of putting in C: and click Ok?

    For 2 right click the icon and check the properties path. It appears to have been changed or corrupted.

    For 3 I though that was a registry key taht couild not be changed.... Maybe not, my memory is going.

    Options are:
    1 Go looking in the registry for the keys and restore the defaults. Dangerous
    2 If you have used a program to change the look and feel see if it can restore the changes.
    The next is unlikely, but, when in doubt check them.
    3 Long shot - make sure no needed services have been turned off.
     
  5. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    a reinstall would fix all those issues
     
  6. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    This file will restore default XP file associations.

    Easy File Associations for Windows XP

    You want the BAT file that will restore all associations.

    If that does not work I would try a repair install before a format/re-install.
     
  7. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    I found a solution to all three problems, I began testing and messing around with explorer and concluded that my explorer.exe was corrupted so all I did was re-install explorer and everything went back to normal and no more problems without a format or data loss.

    Thank you guys so much for all of your help and tips, greatly appreciated