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:tazz: hi, my windows is suddenly not recognizing most of my files. Applications such as hp director, norton and quicktime creates a popup asking what program the app should be launched with. Any install attempts ends with the same prob......can u help

Edited by fpny, 12 November 2005 - 02:11 PM.

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Welcome to Geeks to Go!

Try a System Restore to a point before this happened. If that doesn't work, try the instructions located here.
Is this just .exe files, or every file?

Here are more fixes to set default file associations.
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its all files. not too comfortable messing with the registry just yet, i would like to be sure of what is wrong + how did it happen first.

Last month i installed sp2 and to the best of my knowledge there was no malware on the laptop before installtion....
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Sorry it took so long to reply, I had to work yesterday for a while. Did you try a System Restore if possible? If it doesn't work, try to go to the Start Menu, then click Run and type sfc/ scannow. You will need your XP CD to run this, and then you will have to restart once the box with the progress bar goes away.

As for what's wrong and why, that's hard to tell without knowing exactly what you did and without more information about the problem.
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