Windows cannot open this file

tried it all, wont let me use back up, regedit. wont scan for malware or viruses. cannot open desktop icons nor start menu icons. however i can still access the internet somehow. everything else is cupoot!! please help i tried everything but i can't even open exe files. and when i did try a method suggested to me it turned everything into aboded files which by the way screwed it up worse. lol. is there anyway to fix this with out having to purchase another copy of windows xp? i have the disk but it wont run either.
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  1. noodlekitty said:
    tried it all, wont let me use back up, regedit. wont scan for malware or viruses. cannot open desktop icons nor start menu icons. however i can still access the internet somehow. everything else is cupoot!! please help i tried everything but i can't even open exe files. and when i did try a method suggested to me it turned everything into aboded files which by the way screwed it up worse. lol. is there anyway to fix this with out having to purchase another copy of windows xp? i have the disk but it wont run either.

    Sure sounds like a major infection. Have you tried running AV scans in safe mode ? Tried downloading Malwarebytes Antimalware ? New version 1.60 has tool to run update & scan called Chameleon, which should work for you.
  2. What is "everything" that you tried? Try this: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm ?

    Run the EXE fix at least, and for any other files there that don't work.
  3. found the fix here http://filext.com/faq/broken_exe_association.php reallt helpful in fixing other issues too. thanks anyhow
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