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All file associations in WinXP are messed up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dayne, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. dayne

    dayne Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've just been assigned to fix a Compaq Presario 2100 series laptop running XP that had just been plagued by a series of viruses. The problem is now ALL of the file associations are messed up, every single one of them including exe files. Everytime I try and open any type of file, it asks me what type of program i want to open it with. Is there any way of fixing this without reinstalling XP? Even the system restore icon isn't working, and booting from "last known good config" doesn't seem to work!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Dayne
     
  2. kashmir09

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    I have the same problem as this guy...
     
  3. dayne

    dayne Thread Starter

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    yeah, i just looked at your post before posting my own. i didn't think you had all of them messed though.

    I sense a reinstall of windows imminent......
     
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  5. dayne

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    thanks so much for your help!
    I just downloaded the .bat file and ran it in windows. that seemed to fix it!

    :D
     
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