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  1. Ngkill

    Ngkill Thread Starter

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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"
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Ngkill

    Ngkill Thread Starter

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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?
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Ngkill

    Ngkill Thread Starter

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    thank you~ it worked!
     
  6. Phantom010

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    You're welcome!
     
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