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Can't run EXE files

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July 31, 2010 12:31:02 AM

After doing a virus scanning and removing a virus I can't open EXE files the only way I can open them it to right click and click "start". I believe some of the import system files are corrupt. When i double click an EXE file it says what program would you like to open it with.

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July 31, 2010 12:33:14 AM

If you have not done so yet, try downloading Ccleaner from the following link, then run the Registry tool to see if theres anything wrong in your registry.

Link:

www.download.com/ccleaner
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July 31, 2010 12:53:12 AM

Do you think a windows xp repair would work?
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August 2, 2010 4:51:26 PM

It very well might help. Just make sure you do a REPAIR and not a RESTORE. Theres a HUGE difference between the two :p 
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August 2, 2010 5:03:33 PM

joedood said:
After doing a virus scanning and removing a virus I can't open EXE files the only way I can open them it to right click and click "start". I believe some of the import system files are corrupt. When i double click an EXE file it says what program would you like to open it with.


Go to http://www.dougknox.com and follow the links to XP Tips then XP Fixes and find Doug's .exe file fix. Download it and click on the file - it's quite safe and will make the Registry changes necessary. Once fixed, you need to find out what caused it - probably malware so run all the scanners you have.

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