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Dorothy Blair

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My boyfriend has windows xp on his laptop and he decided to clean and delete a few files well it seems he deleted alittle too much and now he cant download anything it says his exe files are not there. He does not have a windows xp re install disc either and we have been trying to figure out how to fix this but everything we find says he must download a program which he can't do. any ideas ? or is the repair shop the only option left?
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Welcome to GeekstoGo

1. Please post the make and full model details of the laptop


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now he cant download anything it says his exe files are not there.


Will the computer still boot to Windows?

When please is this message displayed?


3. Please provide some more details
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1. Please post the make and full model details of the laptop
compaq nx6110 HP
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now he cant download anything it says his exe files are not there.


Will the computer still boot to Windows? Yes

When please is this message displayed? when he clicks on the chrome icon it says does he want to run this file. then he clicks yes and it needs to know which program to open with and then no matter what he chooses it says it needs .exe files

3. Please provide some more details
he can't download anything as it says cant open due to missing .exe files. we were told before windows xp saves things in other areas of the hard drive but it takes a professional to find them due to being listed under other names.(sort of a mistake proof save we were told. )
we have searched the folders that we can access( when he deleted items it seems his folders: my computer,recovery, restore are gone as well.. )
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Open Notepad and copy the text below into it and save it to your desktop call it exe.reg then right click it and select merge Reboot your machine

See if you can then download and run the program below.

Please download FarbarServiceScanner and run it on the computer with the issue.
http://download.blee.../farbar/FSS.exe


Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center/Action Center
Windows Update

Press "Scan".
It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
Please copy and paste the log to your reply.




Start copying below the line.
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe]
@="exefile"
"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
@="Application"
"EditFlags"=hex:38,07,00,00
"TileInfo"="prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion"
"InfoTip"="prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion;Create;Size"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
@="%1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open]
"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PEAnalyser]
@="{09A63660-16F9-11d0-B1DF-004F56001CA7}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PifProps]
@="{86F19A00-42A0-1069-A2E9-08002B30309D}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"
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