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Hello, I am not very computer savvy, but I NEED HELP!

I have a hp pavillion f1703. We bought it at the pawn shop a year ago last December. The first few months were great, after that I started getting error messages whenever I wanted to open a word document or open the control panel.

The error says:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
APPLICATION NOT FOUND

I tried to download a "cleaner" but even that would not run to clean out the problem.

Since it was bought at pawn shop, I do not have any disk to re-install...

If I want to open a word document or excel document, it asks me what program to use...


Can anyone help?

Thanks so much.

Another error (this is the one from the downloaded cleaner trying to run...)

c:\documents and settings\hp_pwner\local settings\temporary internet files\content.IE5\g9gfofwn\setup[1].exe
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Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it here: http://www.filedropper.com/, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
(this applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc")
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start>Run, type in:
regedit
Click OK.

Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries (Values) on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive,(usually D:) and that is why it is asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!
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I tried this, however when I try to

Go Start Run anything, even the regedit, it opens the box that says

"OPEN PROGRAM WITH" box and gives me the "recommended programs" and says at the bottom if the program is not on the list look for it on the web?

Does this make sense?

I pretty much can not run, open or do anything except surf the net. And with that, AT&T had to walk me through the back way...

Thanks.
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Run EXE File Association Fix from here: http://www.dougknox..../file_assoc.htm
Restart computer, and see, if you run/open anything.
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Oh My Goodness....THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not sure what exactly I did, but I went to the link, clicked on the right one, followed your directions...I was not sure if anything would work because it did say C:, but then I re-booted and all the start up came up when it came back on...it works just like it did when it was new. THANK YOU

THANK YOU>

IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
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Cool :)
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