Strange Problem....

Ferretlovers

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[FIXED]Strange Problem....

Today I got up and my computer was acting very strangely. I would load my homepage, and not all of the elements would load, and it seemed to have an odd "feel" to it. So I gave it a restart, but when I did it seems it unassociated all of my exe's somehow. if I click on an exe or an lnk file it asks me what I want to open it with and they have that unassociated icon on each of them. The only links on my desktop that are left alive are My Computer, IE, and the Recycle bin.

Has anyone heard of this before? Any idea of a fix?

Take Care,
Mike
 
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Lee

Guest
#4
Try opening my computer>tools>folder options>view and check the box saying 'hide exstentions of known files' apply ok and close window.
 

Ferretlovers

Giver of 2 Cents
#7
I found a reg file that is suposed to fix unassociated exe's. It is:
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe]
@="exefile"
"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
@="Application"
"EditFlags"=hex:38,07,00,00
"TileInfo"="prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion"
"InfoTip"="prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion;Create;Size"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
@="%1"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open]
"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PEAnalyser]
@="{09A63660-16F9-11d0-B1DF-004F56001CA7}"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PifProps]
@="{86F19A00-42A0-1069-A2E9-08002B30309D}"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"
only problem is that without exe's working I cannot insert that since regedit is an exe. Same problem with trying to do a system restore. GRRR....this is a rough one.

Mike
 

Ferretlovers

Giver of 2 Cents
#11
yes, it worked when I went to bed. I think I am getting closer to it working. I got bat file from http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_easy_file.htm and that got me a little closer...now I have the icons back on my lnk files, but when I click on a lnk or exe it gives me the error:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

I am going to try that reg that I posted here again to see what it does then.

Take Care,
Mike
 

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