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Techxxx

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Hi

I have a windows xp operating system (home edition)

I cannot seem to run any executables (cmd.exe,explorer.exe ect), also i cannot acsess user accounts, system, add remove programs ect)

Everytime i try to do any of these i get this error

c:\windows system32\cmd.exe

The file dose not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control Panel

Kindly help me out
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wow this sounds strangely like my problem. do you have a choice of ignoring it or closing the program?
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All i get is that error message. I can do nothing but close that error dialog
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Goto:
http://www.dougknox..../file_assoc.htm.
Download fixes for .exe, unzip the .zip file and open the .reg file inside

Also I would suggest u go to the malware forums and post a log. As this problem is commanly caused by malware.

Edited by darth_ash, 17 August 2005 - 01:05 PM.

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I cannot open any internet explorer or anything from that machine. Cant open any application
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Follow the steps:

1) Click Start, Run and type Command (not same as cmd, cmd won't run because it is an exe; Command is a com file)
Type the following and then press Enter after typing each one:
cd\windows
copy regedit.exe regedit.com (again as .exe wont work we are make a .com copy)
regedit.com

2) Navigate to and select the following key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ exefile \ shell \ open \ command
Double-click the (Default) value in the right pane
Delete the current value data, and then type:
"%1" %* [with quotes]
(ie., quote-percent-one-quote-space-percent-asterisk.)

3) Navigate to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
In the right-pane, set (default) to exefile.

4) Now .exe should be working. But, U might still have a trojan which caused the problem in the first place. Run a Virus Scan.
If U need help removing the trojan go to the Malware Removal Forum.

Edited by darth_ash, 17 August 2005 - 01:22 PM.

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The .com (Command) also does not work.
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U will need to download the regfixes I suggested in Post#4 from another PC, then.
Trasfer it to ur PC. Unzip and open it on ypur PC.
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I will try that option.

By the way will reinstalling windows solve this problem.

How certain are you it is a virus?
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Mostly malware causes these kind of problems.
To be fully sure u can visit the Malware Removal Forum, but u will need to post a HijackThis log there; which is why i'm trying to get ur .exe file association back.
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I did open the .reg file as u instructed

What should i do next
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So do .exe work now?
If yes go to the malware Forum as instructed before and post a HijackThis log there.
The malware team will help u there.

Edited by darth_ash, 17 August 2005 - 01:56 PM.

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I cannot open the .reg file directly (it gives the same error)
However i can view with textpad.
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Start -> Run.
Type:
ASSOC .EXE=exefile
Press Enter.

Start -> Run.
Type:
ASSOC .REG=regfile
Press Enter.

If it works go to the Malware forum.

Otherwise Repair ur XP installtion.
Refer: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html, for more details.
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That didnt work as well

I will repair the windows xp.

I have one question will reparing keep my current setting?
Also will there be loss of documents as well as the softwares I have installed?

Also is repairing the soln for this or should i go for complete reinstall
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