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Can't open programs, wants to know what programs to use

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Something has gone haywire. All of my icons have gone blank and when I click to open a program such as Firefox, MS Publisher, Outlook or even Malwarebytes I get a screen asking me which program I want to use to open 'this' program. I can't even do a system restore because it doesn't know how to open ANY .exe file. Tried to run MBAM in safe mode and still nothing. Where in the world do I even start? The only way I got to the IE8 webpage is by trying to open a program and telling it to search for an appropriate program on the web.
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Have you tried using system file checker? This sounds like your windows explorer is corrupt. Do you have a restore disk that you can use?


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