cannot open any windows programs on XP

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For the past 3 weeks, I have not been able to run any windows program on XP.
The computer is a year old. I have defragged, tried to update software,
repair to previous date, each time the computer freezes. I cannot open Word,
Word Perfect, or get on the internet. HELP!!

In safe mode, I can get into Word (for now...). For 2 weeks, I could not
open anything in regular mode or safe mode.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    For the internet,are you useing a dial-up ISP or cable.If cable,try
    downloading
    the software/drivers for youre board,if intel based,install the chip set
    installation
    utility 1st.You can get specs from device mgr,if dial-up,open internet
    options,
    connections,set for dial up,you can also get the connection wizard started by
    going to run,type:inetwiz For the other(s) problems,install xp cd,exit
    the info
    page,go to run,type:cmd In cmd type:Sfc /Scannow When its thru,type:
    CHKDSK C: /F Agree to restart,then type:EXIT Restart computer,remove cd.

    "Janice" wrote:

    > For the past 3 weeks, I have not been able to run any windows program on XP.
    > The computer is a year old. I have defragged, tried to update software,
    > repair to previous date, each time the computer freezes. I cannot open Word,
    > Word Perfect, or get on the internet. HELP!!
    >
    > In safe mode, I can get into Word (for now...). For 2 weeks, I could not
    > open anything in regular mode or safe mode.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Hi

    Please see the following link to Doug Knox's web site and try the fix for
    the
    ..EXE & .LNK files:

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

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    Will Denny
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups

    "Janice" <Janice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E8456DF7-F4AE-4A9C-ABC4-ADD48B781FD7@microsoft.com...
    > For the past 3 weeks, I have not been able to run any windows program on
    > XP.
    > The computer is a year old. I have defragged, tried to update software,
    > repair to previous date, each time the computer freezes. I cannot open
    > Word,
    > Word Perfect, or get on the internet. HELP!!
    >
    > In safe mode, I can get into Word (for now...). For 2 weeks, I could not
    > open anything in regular mode or safe mode.
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