Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Everything with notepad


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Ben-416

Ben-416

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 61 posts
hi,my friend is having problems with her comp,everything opens in notepad,if she clicks start then run..and trys to run anything that way it brings up notepad with text like...



$ ΗΕύ/ƒ€“|ƒ€“|ƒ€“|@«œ|‡€“|@«Ξ|–€“|ƒ€’|;₯“|@«Μ|˜€“|@«Ν|‚€“|@«σ|”€“|@«Ι|‚€“|Richƒ€“| PE L Ν|A ΰ 

θ € £‘             H0  €      |ή ά  Έm   ΨF @ P ΰ   .text Hζ  θ  `.data

i havent a clue what the problem is,any ideas?Thanks
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
WinCrazy

WinCrazy

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 324 posts
Somehow the file associations got changed. The first option is to try to restore the system to a date just prior to the problem's start.

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

If a restore point cannot be found your friend might want to try resetting the file type associations using a text file download from HERE. Save the text to a file named something like "defaultassocs.bat" (no quotes). You will probably want to download this and make a file on a properly working computer and then transfer it by way of floppy, USB flash drive, etc., to the afflicted computer. I would also suggest going to the command prompt to run this .BAT file.

Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command prompt > a:\defaultassocs.bat {subst. the actual file name}

If it turns out that either the working computer or the problem computer doesn't have a floppy drive, then burn the BAT file to a CD in order to transfer it. A decent, free CD burning program is CDBurnerXP Pro which can be downloaded from: http://cdburnerxp.se/download.php
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP