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i have a friend who has this error...

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options panel.

anyone know how to fix when u cant open anything?!?!?!
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Does this just happen for one program? Does this happen for everything? It sounds to me like a program was uninstalled and the shortcut is still on the desktop and it's trying to start a .exe file that is not there.

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its for all programs lol everytime program i open ends up giving me that error, i cant even open hijack or system restore.....
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Hey Skn

You get a error with opening every program?? <_< Are you able to open My Computer or My Documents, if you can go Tools - Folder Options - File Types tab, does anything show up. This is where you can assign file extensions to run with programs, problem is, if you happen to pick the wrong program for the file extension, you can cause a major headache. Lets see if any thing is in the window first and go from there.
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well it opens sometimes... though then what then?
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Put the XP setup disk in the drive and click "start", "run" and type "sfc /scannow" withouth the quotes this will fix system files. Maybe this will help.

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hmm i dont have a setup disk xp is built in to my computer
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Well there should be a "system restore" disk that came with it. That will work.

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yea thats the thing i cant open system restore lol
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No, I mean a cd-rom that came with the system when it was new, it has xp on it and your bundled software. If you log on as "administrator" or with and account that has administrative priveledges you can access system restore then, but not with a limited account.

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sadly i dont bah......there has to be another way!!
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What about running hijack this in "safe mode"?

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it wont let me open msconfig lol...
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You can start in safe mode by pressing F8 right after the POST test (the very first screen you see when you power on the pc). Keep pressing it until you get a list of options and choose "safe mode"

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