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Solved: My .exe's aren't running. =[

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by JC_1722, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. JC_1722

    JC_1722 Thread Starter

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    I have been having major problems with my Windows Vista recently. After what I believe was a virus, my computer has been unable to run .exe programs almost at all. To open windows media player, I have to right-click and choose "Run as administrator." To open Microsoft Word, I have to open an existing document, then press new document. If I try to run something normally, I get an "Open With" window that gives me a limited amount of programs to open, such as Adobe Reader or Internet explorer or Notepad.
    I have been able to get around this most of the time, but a friend just gave me a webcam, and I am completely unable to run the CD program which came with the webcam to set it up. My old tricks (such as the Run as administrator function) are not working, and I really don't want this gift to go to waste. So how will I be able to run .exe files again?
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Hi and welcome!

    Try this: EXEFIX

    Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the desktop. Right click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note: You need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

    Restart your computer.

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

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
  3. JC_1722

    JC_1722 Thread Starter

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    Ohhhhh dang. Thank you so much. Its workin' perfectly now. Much appreciated bud.
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    You're welcome :)

    You may want to post in our Malware Removal forum if you think you may still have traces of that virus.
     
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