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http://www.dougknox..../file_assoc.htm

download the
exe
lnk
fixes, run them

fix it?

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Same problem.
Wont even come up as an executable file. The icon for the program looks like all the other icons on my desktop.
I get the same message..."windows cannot open this file. To open, wondows needs to know what program created it."
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since you could run silentrunner you should be able to run those....
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see if you can download and run the following

http://www.thecomput.../HijackThis.com
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I'll leave you in the very capable hands of gerryf for now. I'll keep an eye on the topic thou.
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since you could run silentrunner you should be able to run those....

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Slient runner was a vbs script file.

Here's a pic of the icon that comes up when I try to download the exe fix for the reg.... It's the first icon..

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see if you can download and run the following

http://www.thecomput.../HijackThis.com

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Nope,.. same icon, wont dbl/single or right click.
What if I save to another location other than desktop?? Dont know if that is a smart suggestion...
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I'll leave you in the very capable hands of gerryf for now. I'll keep an eye on the topic thou.

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Dont go dude!! I need all the help I can get!
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He, I'm still around ;) I'm off to bed (again :tazz: ) Check back to see how things go.
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I was able to import a reg fix file into the registry through cmd.
I rebooted and all the icons went back to their normal state. I ran two or three programs and it seemed to work fine.
I went to do a hijack this scan, and all the icons reverted to a non working state.
Still getting the same messages.
Another funny thing happens whenn I log off.

A window comes up with wierd unreadable characters that just freezes my pc and wont let me do anything.

Almost frustrated now.

Thanks for all of your help guys...
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http://www.thecomput.../xp_exe_fix.reg
http://www.thecomput...inkfile_fix.reg

try those
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http://www.thecomput.../xp_exe_fix.reg
http://www.thecomput...inkfile_fix.reg

try those

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What kind of files are these?? Cause the icons are still the same and when I dbl click them I get the same message.
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reg files...

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 from the menu, choose FILE > IMPORT, and point to those files
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if it imports, run hijackthis and post a log
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if it imports, run hijackthis and post a log

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They import but they didnt do anything.

I wish I would've ran it when I first got it to work...
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go to control panel > users > create another profile,

load that one.

same or different result?
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