IE Start-up Association Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Phil587, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Phil587

    Phil587 Guest

    Checked the board -- can't find anybody with quite this stupid of a problem. :D

    Doing some firewall tests, Windows XP Pro and I managed to get all file associations for IE directed to short file names to my firewall exe. I discovered this when kinks would not work in OE. I found MSKB Q177054 and fixed the associations back to "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe". Links work again but another problems rears its ugly head.

    If I try to go to the WinUpdate site by clicking the update icon without IE already running, I get a DCOM error:

    Unable to start a DCOM Server: {0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}. The error:
    "The system cannot find the file specified. "
    Happened while starting this command:
    "C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\persfw.exe" -Embedding

    As you see, it is trying to start IE from that same link to the firewall exe. How would one fix THIS little problem?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Phil587

    Phil587 Guest

    Nevermind -- I fixed the problem with some black magic in the registry. Can't wait to see what happens when I boot. :D