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Ngkill

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My computer had a virus and I took it out but it left my pc in shambles. I don't want to restore it because I'll lose my games, music, etc. Here's what happens when I click on an icon (any icon)

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create associate in the default program control panel"

My O.S. is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
I have to run programs on Admin~
I already tried using "set your default programs"
I can't access "Set program access and computer defaults"
 

Phantom010

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Two fixes to try:

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.


Do the same for LNKFix.
 

Ngkill

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How do I merge it into the registry? Do I erase the previous one and replace it with the new one?
 

Phantom010

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To merge, simply double-click the file after it has been unzipped.

Try one and restart your computer. If it's still not working, try the other one and restart your computer.
 
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