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This file does not have a program associated with it!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Shrubby, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. Shrubby

    Shrubby Thread Starter

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    Help!
    Stupidly, I messed up my notepad registry fix found in this thread, which was SUPPOSED to get my exes working again after a virus, but like I said, I messed it up and I get this message when I open an exe:

    This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this act. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

    I tried doing what it says here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/mic...t-have-program-associated-performing-act.html

    But it STILL shows the message when I run an exe!
    I tried correcting my error and running the notepad fix, but it STILL shows the message when I run an exe!
    Help me, I am at my wit's end! :(
     
  2. Shrubby

    Shrubby Thread Starter

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    AGH. I am really really worried now. There is no \command under \open, and I am worried that I might have changed the wrong thing.

    I have a .reg file from backing it up with CCleaner before a registry scan in December, if I ran that would the registry work OK?
     
  3. Tufenuf

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    Shrubby, 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 or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.

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

    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: If you can't access the Internet with the problem computer use another computer to download the reg file fix onto a CD, thumb drive, or floppy and transfer the file to the problem computer then run it.

    After that .reg file is merged into the registry successfully restart your computer.

    Tufenuf
     
  4. Shrubby

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    Awesome. Thanks, that fixed it!
     
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