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Solved: Unable to run any .exe or .Ink files from desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by kennik, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. kennik

    kennik Thread Starter

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    I prob deleted something I need, but anywho.. the result i have is bein unable to run any .exe or .Ink files from my desktop... I have tried........................
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

    after this i receive this error msg:
    registory editor
    cannot import c:\users\owners\appdata\local\temp\rar$di00.914\xp_exe_fix.reg: not all data was successfully written to the registry. some keys are open by the system or other processes

    i have no clue how to proceed from here.. any help would be wonderful.. thanks so much!!!
     
  2. Phantom010

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  3. kennik

    kennik Thread Starter

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    When i reboot into safe mode.. i can't even get online.. and my comp is runnin windows vista not windows xp sorry bout that.. any other suggestions?
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Well, if you're running Vista, dougknox isn't what you need. It's for XP only.

    For Vista:

    Try this fix: EXEFIX

    Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

    Reboot 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.

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    For Shortcut link (LNK) files,

    Try LNK Fix

    Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

    Reboot 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.
     
  5. kennik

    kennik Thread Starter

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    You are the man! or the woman!! This worked!! everything is as it was... thank u soooo much!!!!!!
     
  6. Phantom010

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    You're welcome!
     
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