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LindaJean

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It all began with a game cd I purchased; it worked but had a flaw. I contacted the game tech, (I won't do THAT again); he sent me to a site to download a "fix". It turned out to be drivers which messed up the pc (mostly the pc "display"). I uninstalled the "fix" which somehow also got rid of my "exe" files, and the game now won't play at all, won't even open.

Everything (programs) I clicked on my desktop all had a pop-up box saying words to the effect that the program won't open, I had a choice of either letting the net find the proper program to open it or I could find it manually. Neither option worked, IE would never connect, and who knows what program will open what program manually!

{Deep breath}.........SO! I went to this site http://en.kioskea.ne...#first-solution and chose the first option. I followed the instructions, but realized too late there was no "restore" button. CRAP!!! The result is now nothing I click on my desktop opens or does anything, not even giving me the pop up box I got before telling me opening the program was a no-go.

Also, the icons in my taskbar are now folders (Volume, Winmedia, anti-everything). I only know what they are by placing the cursor over them. Doesn't matter much, as clicking on them does nothing, they don't open.

Thank you in advance.

Is there a REAL SIMPLE way I can undo this?
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Alzeimer

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Go to this place to see an option to replace your damage or missing system files


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310747
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Do a System Restore to before you installed the game and/or the fix.

See here: How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
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Thank you both for your prompt reply.

System restore only allows me to go back to the date the trouble began. System file checker I cannot do .....when I type in the "run" box the initial word "Cmd" i get the "Windows cannot open this file, etc. " message.
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Okay, try this.

Goto Windows® XP File Association Fixes. Click on the EXE File Association Fix (Restore default association for EXE files)

NOTE: If your EXE file associations are corrupted, it can be difficult to open REGEDIT, or to even import REG files. To work around this, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. Then use File / Import to merge the .reg file (after you unzip it) into your registry.
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Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!
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You're welcome, hope that fixed it for you.
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