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[Resolved] Need Help restoring program.exe.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Kristi1972us, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. Kristi1972us

    Kristi1972us Thread Starter

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    undefinedundefinedundefined I have been trying to play music and when i try to open it it says that it cannot find program.exe.file to run the program i have windows ME please help :(
     
  2. Lobos

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    first what program are you trying to open
    and what is the exact error message
     
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  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Program.exe is a "generic" message that Windows sometimes uses when it does not have a proper file association for a specfic file type that you are trying to open. This often happens with .zip files; but since you say this is a music file, I'm thinking that Windows is looking for an audio file association.

    You really need to tell us what the file type is that you are trying to run. For example if it is a audiocd or cda file, the default association might be cdplayer; but this sometimes gets changed and if the media player that it was changed to gets removed, then you get that error message.

    What "media players" do you have installed? If you have Windows Media Player, version 7 or higher I believe, just open it, go to Tools > Options > File Types, and click "Select All"
     
  5. Kristi1972us

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    undefinedundefinedundefined I'm trying to open an MP3 file it was working fine the other day then i downloaded something had to remove it and thats when it wouldnt let me open my MP3's i can put in a cd and it plays fine.... i have windows media player thanks for the help you are giving me
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Were these mp3 files playing through Windows Media Player before? And have you opened the Player and gone to Tools > Options > File Types and verified that you still have WMP selected as the default player for that file type? If it is checked, try removing the check, click "apply", then replace the check and click "OK".

    Also, remember that in WinME you have the option of using System Restore to return to a date when you did not have this problem. Start > Run, enter msconfig and launch System Restore. All installs, and uninstalls following the date you choose to restore to will be reversed. You will have the option of UNdoing the restore if it fails to correct the problem.
     
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    undefinedundefinedundefined Hey that did it went into the tools and it wasnt checked as being the default for my MP3's thank you so much for helping me :) (y) (y) (y) (y) :)
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    Great! You are certainly welcome. :)
     
  9. silkphoenix

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    Hi, I am using Window 98. I have the same problem when I am trying to open any JPG files. I used to be able to open them, but now I can't. I have installed a program called "Irfanview" which enable me to open any jpg files. Previously whenever I opened a jpg files, "Irfanview" will open automatically and let me see the photos. Last week my PC crashed and now when I clicked on any jpg files, I got the "cannot find program.exe...." error message and "Irfanview" will not open automatically and I have to open it manually in order for me to open any jpg files. Does anyone know how can I fix the problem so whenever I click on any jpg files, I can open the files automatically. Thank you in advance for any comments/suggestions.
     
  10. Rollin' Rog

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    If you want IrfanView to be the default viewer, have you tried going through Irfanview's Options > Properties > extensions and re-associating jpegs that way?

    If you want to return to the IE defaults, get the "all in one" jpeg fix from this site and run it:

    http://www.geocities.com/one_human/advanced.html#JPG_GIF_fix
     
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    Hi, Rollin' Rog ,

    Thank you for your advice.
     
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