Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

exe files do not run (Resolved)

- - - - -

Best Answer FreeBooter , 02 April 2017 - 04:41 PM

I don't usually ask for reinstalling Windows OS but in your case i can't think of anything else to troubleshot your problem.  Backup your personal data with Hiren’s BootCD and start your... Go to the full post »


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Muck312

Muck312

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

most executables will not run, but exe's on desktop do such as adobe,  cannot download, launch most applications etc, prompts for "what do you want to open this file with?"


  • 0

Advertisements


#2
FreeBooter

FreeBooter

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,340 posts

Uninstall antivirus program see issue resolves i don't think its file association problem if it was no executable file will execute.


  • 0

#3
Muck312

Muck312

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

Did not work. What else can I try or analyze?


  • 0

#4
FreeBooter

FreeBooter

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,340 posts

Try attached registry file to fix exe file association.

 

Attached File  EXE_Fix_TWC.zip   989bytes   61 downloads


  • 0

#5
Muck312

Muck312

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
I have tried applying that through regedit.it crashes and does not execute
  • 0

#6
FreeBooter

FreeBooter

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,340 posts

Try in Safe Mode.


  • 0

#7
Muck312

Muck312

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
I have tried in safe mode, no success, same result.
  • 0

#8
FreeBooter

FreeBooter

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,340 posts

Try below registry file.

 

 

Attached File  exe_fix_w7.zip   886bytes   64 downloads


  • 0

#9
Muck312

Muck312

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
I will try , haven't yet , but do you have a .Com version?
  • 0

#10
FreeBooter

FreeBooter

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,340 posts

Yes i do.

 

 

Attached File  com_fix_w7.zip   677bytes   64 downloads


  • 0

#11
Muck312

Muck312

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

The fix seem to apply without crashing but the pc remains problematic. I can't even reinstall windows 10 because it will not execute the .exe files.


  • 0

#12
FreeBooter

FreeBooter

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,340 posts
✓  Best Answer

I don't usually ask for reinstalling Windows OS but in your case i can't think of anything else to troubleshot your problem.  Backup your personal data with Hiren’s BootCD and start your computer with Windows 10 Setup Media to clean install Windows 10. 


  • 0

#13
Muck312

Muck312

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
For whatever reason when a file was downloaded it would alter the file name by removing the dot before the exe and replacing with a "_". i.e. file_exe. Once I renamed the files with the dot they took on the icon properties and executed. I could not figure out how to fix that but no worries the reinstall took all of an hour. Case closed, thank you.
  • 0

#14
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 7,293 posts

Gday.

For future ref, possible cause is IE.   Long thread, > https://answers.micr...fbe5ebae?page=2


  • 0

#15
FreeBooter

FreeBooter

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,340 posts

You are very welcome!


  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP