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Solved: C:\Windows\regedit.exe Application not found

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Escobar, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. Escobar

    Escobar Thread Starter

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    running WINDOWS 7 I cant get into regedit, when I type regedit in the run bar I get this error...

    C:\Windows\regedit.exe
    Application not found


    When I click on regedit in the C:\Windows folder I get an "Open With" window...

    The same window pops up when I try and open anything on the desktop unless i "run as administrator"
     
  2. Escobar

    Escobar Thread Starter

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    anyone?
     
  3. Phantom010

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    Do you see regedit.exe inside C:\WINDOWS?
     
  4. Escobar

    Escobar Thread Starter

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    yes its in there

    Double click to open gets me the "open with" window
    Right click, "run as administrator" and it works.

    This is the same for everything on the desktop as well
     
  5. Phantom010

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    Try this fix: EXEFIX

    Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

    Restart the computer.

    If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
  6. Escobar

    Escobar Thread Starter

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    thanks phantom, this worked like a charm.

    Appreciate your help here on the forums, good work.
     
  7. Phantom010

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    You're welcome!
     
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