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Exefile key has no subkeys (\shell, etc)


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This is a continuation of 11/16 12:43 discussion.

I can't run executales.

Problem is my HKCR \exefile key has nothing in it. No subkeys etc.

Am I beyond hope or is there a way to restore my exefile key?

(Don't say or point me to a site that says to change the value key in the HKCR \exefile\shell\open\command value to "%1" %*. I don't have anything but HKCR \exefile to go on. I need to add all the subkeys to \exefile.)

I've had this problem since Monday evening, and I'm ready to rebuild the whole system. If you can help before I go to that extreme, I'd greatly appreciate it. (e.g., A line of code in a small fix.reg file would be great!) I'm desperate here.

Thanks, Randy
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Do you have a valid XP cd?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below

Start > Run > cmd then type

sfc /scannow (note the space)

let this run untill you get a message saying it is complete.

SFC - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.
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start / run / cmd doesn't work. cmd is a .exe file and won't run. Give me some better directions to get it to work on my machine.

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Randy
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start run command
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a copy of my hkcr/exec file structure might work.....but that sounds odd. I assume you can start things from the command line or through shortcuts, just not by directly double clicking them?

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qerryf,

The only way I can run most things is by soft booting with the command key function.

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did you try running the sfc jazz from command instead of cmd?
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gerryf,

How do I copy your hkcr/exec file structure into my registry?

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dsenette,

I am not at my computer now. Will the sfc /scannow command completely write over my registry so I lose all other info? Also, do I have to specify the drive the XP CD is in in the command? Also, can I run the sfc /scannow command from my c: drive?

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sfc is a system file checker...it will replace your system files and repair the registry to match....it must be run either directly from run..or from a command line...to get to the command line (since you cannot run exe's)...you have to use command which is a com file not an exe.
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double click it, see if it merges.
Or run regedit and go to FILE > IMPORT
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gerryf,

What will I do if I do the FILE > IMPORT. Is it complicated or self-explanatory. I'm not versed in regedit. Please be patient with me.

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sorry.

File import, navigate the dialog box to the kkcrexe.reg file, click open, click OK

info is merged into your registry
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gerryf,

Automatically merged to replace the errant contents or included with it (will I have to delete the old key?) with no need for other commands, etc.?

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No need to delete. It will merge into the registry and then reboot.
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