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Exe Files, IE, antivirus, etc not working [Solved]


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When you try to run an exe file what error do you get ?


For many of them it says

"Please wait while Windows configures 'x' "

then this fails and I get

"The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click ok to try again or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package."
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Prior to this occuring were you trying to, or had you just installed a programme. As this is a system error as opposed to malware

Could you download this zip file to your desktop
Extract the reg file inside to the desktop
Right click the reg file and select merge

Then try an exe file again
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Prior to this occuring were you trying to, or had you just installed a programme. As this is a system error as opposed to malware

Could you download this zip file to your desktop
Extract the reg file inside to the desktop
Right click the reg file and select merge

Then try an exe file again


So my ability to open zip files was gone too. so downloaded 7 zip and extracted.

When i click merge I get "Cannot open xp_exe_fix.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes."
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The registry appears to have some corruptions... Do you have a restore point prior to this so that we can at least have a working registry
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The registry appears to have some corruptions... Do you have a restore point prior to this so that we can at least have a working registry


I usually do but don't. Very annoyed with myself. Last restore point available is from yesterday by otl
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The registry appears to have some corruptions... Do you have a restore point prior to this so that we can at least have a working registry


I usually do but don't. Very annoyed with myself. Last restore point available is from yesterday by otl


Hold on hold on. Found a backup on my external hard drive. dated 5/2/12 :)
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Do you have a windows cd handy or is there an i386 folder on your c drive ?

If so then go start > run

Type in the following command :

Sfc /scannow

Let windows do its thing and then reboot

Try the exe file again

If that fails I have one further possibility
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Do you have a windows cd handy or is there an i386 folder on your c drive ?

If so then go start > run

Type in the following command :

Sfc /scannow

Let windows do its thing and then reboot

Try the exe file again

If that fails I have one further possibility


No cd came with laptop when i bought it. can't find a i386 folder

but we may have cross posted there. I found a backup on my external hard drive. dated 5/2/12. can I system restore this to that date and hope all my old settings are there?
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Yes that would be perfect - Is it an image or just a system backup ?

You may lose some recent data so I would recommend that you back that up first ... I must ask this, have you used a registry cleaner recently ?
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Yes that would be perfect - Is it an image or just a system backup ?

You may lose some recent data so I would recommend that you back that up first ... I must ask this, have you used a registry cleaner recently ?


Not sure if it's an image or system backup. I'm at work now but I recall the backup is 12gb.

Didn't use a registry cleaner recently to the best of my knowledge.
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12Gb sounds like the right size for an image :)

The reason for the registry cleaner question is that they sometimes cause this type of problem
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Ok, so went into Recovery > Advanced Recovery Methods > Use a system image you created earlier to recover your computer

I created a file backup, then followed Restart your computer to continue recovery

This is where it gets weird. When computer starts back up it won't let me select Repair your Computer

Instead I get an error message: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Says I need the windows installation disc to proceed.

gives status: 0xc000000f

info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.


This is getting frustrating!
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OK lets get a windows RC console for you

Download the following two programmes to your desktop :

1. WiNTobootic
2. Windows 7 RC


Extract wintoboot to your desktop
Insert a USB drive of at least 4GB
Run Wintoboot

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Drag and drop the Windows 7 ISO to the programme in the space indicated
Tick the Format box and accept the warnings
Press Do It

You will see it progressing

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It will let you know when it is done

Insert the USB into the sick computer and start the computer. First ensuring that the system is set to boot from USB
Note: If you are not sure how to do that follow the instructions Here


When you reboot you will see this .

Click repair my computer

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Select your operating system
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Select Startup repair
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When I try to Run wintobootic.exe is says it has stopped working!

I'm guessing this may be due to my exe problem from earlier!
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Could you try it from safe mode, or rename the exe to com
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