No Control Panel Functionality... HELP!

Hello!

I'm having a problem with my system. I can't run any of the control panel utilities. I double click on them, and nothing happens. The only ones I can get to come up are the display properties, and the systems properties, through the right clicking on the desktop. Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

Also, when I go to run media files, nothing happenes. Another file is created with the same name, but with ".exe" appended to the end. I can run the files if I go into the application, and then open them from there. Any ideas???

Thanks

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  1. Reinstall Windows ... and then post back here if that doesn't fix the problem(s). You probably have some damaged or missing system files and/or Registry corruption.

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  2. Quote:
    Another file is created with the same name, but with ".exe" appended to the end


    Have you done a virus scan recently?


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  3. I've had exactly the same problem at work with NT 4 server, the only option was to reinstall from scratch.

    P.S. It wasn't a virus

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  4. hmm, odd, I;ve never come accross anything that changes filenames except a virus, I wonder what caused windows to do that?


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  5. Yes I've found it rather confusing myself. =P

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