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Solved: Having to Open With... Every program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Diius, May 17, 2008.

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  1. Diius

    Diius Thread Starter

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    First time here, just had a quick question or 2 :)

    First, after having the comp for a week or so (got it from a friend for cheap, in perfect condition) any time i try opening a program such as Word, the Open With screens pops up, and i have to find the program manually and open it.

    Second, when try to open anything in the control panal, such as add/remove programs, an error pops up that reads:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    Application not found


    Would love an answer to help me fix these problems.

    Thanks again
     
  2. bicycle bill

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    Maybe this will help with the first problem. If not sorry I bothered you.
    In windows explorer>tools>folder options does the box look like this?
     
  3. bicycle bill

    bicycle bill Banned

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    In Windows explorer does the box look like this?
     

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  4. Diius

    Diius Thread Starter

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    Im using firefox, hold on
     
  5. Diius

    Diius Thread Starter

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    Sorry, it's not letting me on IE. Searched it and the Open With screen popped up as usual, and I cannot find it. Any chance you know where the IE folder is under?
     
  6. Diius

    Diius Thread Starter

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    Ok, well i found it (feel stupid now :p), but when i try and open it, nothing is happening. Any help?
     
  7. Tufenuf

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    Diius, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    If you can't access the Internet use another computer to download it onto a floppy or CD and transfer it to the problem computer. If you can't run the file do the following:

    Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

    Note: I'm assuming you're running Windows XP

    Tufenuf
     
  8. Diius

    Diius Thread Starter

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    Ok, sorry, i feel stupid atm, but when i went to the page, it didnt give me anything to download, how should i save the text to my hard drive?
     
  9. Tufenuf

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    Just click on the words "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

    Tufenuf
     
  10. Diius

    Diius Thread Starter

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    Worked like a charm, thank you for all your help :)
     
  11. Tufenuf

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    Diius, Glad to see that it worked and Thanks for posting back. You could mark this thread "Solved" using the "Thread Tools" at the top.

    Tufenuf
     
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