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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Argy, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. Argy

    Argy Banned Thread Starter

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    hello everyone
    umm, im running a friends computer and trying to do a few repairs on it due to poor performance and general PAIN caused by windows XP
    and to do a few things i need to get into computer management and services etc, problem is...all his Administrative tools icons are setup as shortcuts,
    when i try to launch one of the shortcuts, it pop's up with the "File download" window,
    and when i click "open" it just pops up again.
    i need to know what windows service/application windows xp uses to open such file extensions (*.msc)
    if anyone could help me with that it would be extremely appreciated

    p.s just tried to re-instal xp sp2 but to no avail
     
  2. Augie65

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    Start> Run> type: services.msc then OK. Services
    Start> Run> type: devmgmt.msc then OK. Device Manager
    mmc.exe is used to open Microsoft Management Console
     
  3. Argy

    Argy Banned Thread Starter

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    still the same problem,
    even through that it is asking me wether i would like to open or save the file (as it does when downloading a file)
    when that applet is run (well anything with the extension .msc) its does the same thing,
    any other idea's
    thanx for your idea's
     
  4. Augie65

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    Try this:
    Open windows explorer> Tools> Folder Options.
    On General tab, click Restore Defaults
    On View tab, click Restore Defaults then Apply and OK.
     
  5. Argy

    Argy Banned Thread Starter

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    Same result.
    do you think i should just solve the entire problem and take the computer for a swim? :p
    i like that idea

    are there any other suggestions.
    this one confused me completely aswell.
     
  6. Augie65

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    Open windows explorer, Tools, Folder Options. On the File Types tab scroll down to MSC under extensions and highlight it. Click on Advanced button, highlight Open and Edit button. Under Action should be &Open and Application used to perform action see if this is listed.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe "%1" %*
    If all is correct, then you might have to run a system file checker.
    Start> Run> type: sfc /scannow and then OK.
    Note: space between c and /
    You may be asked for your Windows CD, if asked insert it
     
  7. Argy

    Argy Banned Thread Starter

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    BRILLIANCE!

    thanx so much for your help.
    i completely forgot that i could fall back on SFC. but i didnt need it
    the file type associations idea worked perfectly
    thanx so so so much for your help
    after installing and running a new AV on the system, i think i figured out most of the problems
    12 viruses... not healthy
    thanx again, its much appreciated
    have a good week
     
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    You are very welcome. Glad your problem was solved.(y)
     
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