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Yes, I have more ideas..

Ok, try next...
Even though exe file association is broken, you can actually run any exe, but you have to make sure you do this correctly.
Open taskmanager (since you know how to do this).
When your taskmanager is open... hold the control key and click on File > New Task (Run) in the menu.
It is important that you hold the control key when you select File > New Task (Run), otherwise it will open the "normal run" prompt. If you do this correctly, cmd.exe should open now.


IF it opens... It really should though,

then, in the cmdprompt, type next:

ftype exefile="%1" %*

Make sure you type it exactly as shown above.
Then Hit enter
It should look like this:

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Then try if exe files work again, so doubleclick an exe file and see if it opens.

Edited by miekiemoes, 18 June 2008 - 03:23 PM.
edited to add extra instruction to restore the exefile association

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I have done that and a black box appears, i tried writing cmd and command in to it and pressing enter, some text appeared each time but nothing happened. I tried clicking on the daft file but it didn't do anything except now it has turned a bit darker , like there's a shadow on it?


Am i doing anything wrong?


Sorry my computer wasn't showing the full reply you sent, i was doing something wrong, sorry.

Edited by fearandloathing135, 18 June 2008 - 03:31 PM.

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See my previous post - I added extra instructions.
You didn't have to type cmd in there. But, it's good that the black box appears at least, so if you perform the rest of the instructions, then your exe file associations will be fixed again.
And once that is fixed, we can fix the rest as well.

For the daft file, I don't know if you renamed it to a .com extension or not. If you did, then rename it back to an exe file as it was before, because your com association is corrupt here as well, so running daft won't run anyway then.
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Right, i have gone back and done exactly what you said to and the exe files still wont work?

And i did try the daft file as a .com but that didn't work so i changed it back to .exe

Thank you

Edited by fearandloathing135, 18 June 2008 - 03:37 PM.

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and the exe files still wont work?

Does it look exactly as in the screenshot?

This is what you had to type:

ftype exefile="%1" %*

and then enter.
Then this line should appear on the second line as you see in the screenshot after you hit enter.

Make sure there's a space between " and %
Also, what exe file did you try to run? As I explained in my previous post, if you renamed daft.exe to daft.com previously, it will not work since it's a com file now and no exe. So you have to rename it to daft.exe again to make it work.

Also, is Adwatch disabled? Can you please make sure? Check in taskmanager.. because, as I explained, if it's running, it will just block everything again.

Also, can you try another exe file? What happens if you open any file from start > all programs? (this to make sure in case you renamed daft.com to daft.exe.com instead)

Edited by miekiemoes, 18 June 2008 - 03:42 PM.

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Hi

Yes the box looks exactly like your screenshot and i remembered the spaces. I have tried running different exe files and none will work.

Adwatch is disabled, it doesn't appear in the taskmanager at all and the shortcuts and executable files for it are all "blank"
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This is really strange...

if you doubleclick daft.exe, what exact error do you get?
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I'm not getting any error at all when i click daft now.
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This is really strange then. If associations are broken, you should get an error..
This really doesn't make sense though. Unless you're dealing with a file infector as well...

First reboot or log off. Then click an exe again.

If that still didn't work..

Let's try something else..

First, open the command prompt, the same way as you did before via taskmanager.

I assume your have an english OS? and daft.exe is on your desktop?

If so, in the command prompt, type: cd desktop Hit enter
then type: daft.exe
Daft.exe should open (if it's at least renamed back correctly to daft.exe)

Let me know if that opens daft.exe

Edited by miekiemoes, 18 June 2008 - 03:59 PM.

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Daft is open! Yay! I am now following you previous instructions on using daft.
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I have scanned & fixed using daft & it says "All associations okay!!"

Now when i click the files they actually work but the icons are all still "blank"
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Making progress :)

Let me know.
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Now when i click the files they actually work but the icons are all still "blank"


Do you still have the lnk file association fix you downloaded previously?
Just doubleclick the reg file to merge it.
Then reboot.
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ok, i have merged the link association file and will now reboot.
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Right, i have merged the file & rebooted, i am obviously still getting the window before log on but after that everything looks normal, all programs are working fine except internet explorer and Firefox? Luckily i am in a house with more than 1 computer :)

I want to say thank you very much for your help so far, i really couldn't have done anything without you.

When i run internet explorer i get the same message as if i didn't have a connection: "The page cannot be displayed..."

When i run Firefox I get: "Error: Host Not Accessible.... The web host www.google.com is not accessible. etc."

Any idea how can i get the internet explorer and Firefox to work?
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