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It didn't work. Everything is still unassociated. AARGH! I hate windows!
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what?.....that doesn't make sense...you did a full windows repair correct? went through the whole process of deleting the files and reinstalling and all that jazz right?

this shouldn't make a difference since you just did a repair install but try this
Do you have a valid XP cd?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below

Start > Run > cmd then type

sfc /scannow (note the space)

let this run untill you get a message saying it is complete.

SFC - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.
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yes, it deleted files and replaced them and asked for the key and everything. I even had to call stupid customer support and revalidate my installation ID. I'll run the scan and report back when it's done.
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It won't even let me a command prompt from windows so I'll see if I can run in safe mode with command prompt
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ok so I tried it in Safe Mode and here's what it told me:

Windows File Protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files. The specific error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable]
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sit tight...gonna call in some reinforcements cuz i'm lost
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Holdin on tight
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Should I try the ASR? (Automated System Recovery)
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i say at this point untill i hear otherwise...try anything that says recovery hehe...i'm warry of telling you to format and reinstall..but that may be the final option..
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I'm wary of the format also. I know it's looming but man.. this machine is going to be one tough one to get back the way it was. I'm going to try a regular repair again and then try the ASR if that fails. keep your fingers crossed. I think the last time I asked you for help I ran repair 3 times and it finally worked. I'm tellin ya, I get all the weird problems.
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Start > run
nusrmgr.cpl
enter

does the user control panel open?
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No, it gives me the "file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action, create an association for this option in the control panel" message

it does this with anything I try to open in cmd.
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Can you access the Registry Editor through the run command by typing regedit.exe and pressing "Enter" or the Advanced Editor by typing regedt32.exe and pressing "Enter"?
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I can't access either one via the run command. It still gives that stupid association message. I guess I could try it in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. I'll give it a go in a bit and report back. Thanks again for the help :whistling:
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Ok I think some progress is being made *crossed fingers*

I can get into regedit.exe via Safe Mode with Command Prompt.. where do I go from here?
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