Program Files Associations

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Somehow after blocking some Adware notified attempts to change regiestry
entires, I have "lost" all my file associations for my programs;
I tried the following after (reading Ramesh's post to Bill on 11-4-05) to
launch the registry editor without success
Start Run command.com

copy regedit.exe regedit.com
[this worked saying I had copied 1 file successfully]
start regedit.com
[this would not work - error message sayng no access]
can anybody - Ramesh - assist please?
PS:
I can get some programs to run by using browse to find them in the windows
programs area, but I am only guessing most of the time.


--
Regards
rbc
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Click Start, Run and type Command.com
    Type "c:\windows\regedit.exe"

    Fix the .exe association here:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
    Set the (default) to exefile

    Goto:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command
    Set the (default) to the following *exactly as given below*

    "%1" %*

    Close Regedit.exe

    Follow-up with Malware removal. See http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php

    --
    Ramesh, MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    Windows XP Troubleshooting
    http://www.winhelponline.com
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org

    Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


    "rbc" <rbc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9DDBFD56-A885-41C1-8038-3DE7F75AC5CA@microsoft.com...
    > Somehow after blocking some Adware notified attempts to change regiestry
    > entires, I have "lost" all my file associations for my programs;
    > I tried the following after (reading Ramesh's post to Bill on 11-4-05) to
    > launch the registry editor without success
    > Start Run command.com
    > [I had to browse to command in windows to assoiciate this file, but it
    > worked]
    > copy regedit.exe regedit.com
    > [this worked saying I had copied 1 file successfully]
    > start regedit.com
    > [this would not work - error message sayng no access]
    > can anybody - Ramesh - assist please?
    > PS:
    > I can get some programs to run by using browse to find them in the windows
    > programs area, but I am only guessing most of the time.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > rbc
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Tried your suggestion. An error message came up saying "application failed
    to initialize properly" and it would not proceed any further.
    --
    Regards
    rbc


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Click Start, Run and type Command.com
    > Type "c:\windows\regedit.exe"
    >
    > Fix the .exe association here:
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
    > Set the (default) to exefile
    >
    > Goto:
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command
    > Set the (default) to the following *exactly as given below*
    >
    > "%1" %*
    >
    > Close Regedit.exe
    >
    > Follow-up with Malware removal. See http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows XP Troubleshooting
    > http://www.winhelponline.com
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    > Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    >
    >
    > "rbc" <rbc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:9DDBFD56-A885-41C1-8038-3DE7F75AC5CA@microsoft.com...
    > > Somehow after blocking some Adware notified attempts to change regiestry
    > > entires, I have "lost" all my file associations for my programs;
    > > I tried the following after (reading Ramesh's post to Bill on 11-4-05) to
    > > launch the registry editor without success
    > > Start Run command.com
    > > [I had to browse to command in windows to assoiciate this file, but it
    > > worked]
    > > copy regedit.exe regedit.com
    > > [this worked saying I had copied 1 file successfully]
    > > start regedit.com
    > > [this would not work - error message sayng no access]
    > > can anybody - Ramesh - assist please?
    > > PS:
    > > I can get some programs to run by using browse to find them in the windows
    > > programs area, but I am only guessing most of the time.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Regards
    > > rbc
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Use this INF file to reset the .exe / .com / .reg associations:
    http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.inf
    Link - Courtesy of Alan Edwards.

    Right-click the INF file and choose Install (Download from another system if
    needed, and transfer to the subject computer). Note that the
    "DefaultInstall" section of the INF file is launched by Rundll32.exe (again,
    and .exe file). If you're unable to Install the INF file, successfully, run
    this from Command.com prompt:

    C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall
    132 C:\Fixswen.inf

    Assuming that you've stored Fixswen.inf in C:\.

    If that does not help, you may need to edit the registry offline (from a
    parallel XP installation if available, or using the BartPE boot CD). Then
    run Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating
    keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:

    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html

    --
    Ramesh, MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    Windows XP Troubleshooting
    http://www.winhelponline.com
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org

    Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


    "rbc" <rbc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AE60F081-3B56-4C61-A00C-64C54E8F1EE8@microsoft.com...
    > Tried your suggestion. An error message came up saying "application
    > failed
    > to initialize properly" and it would not proceed any further.
    > --
    > Regards
    > rbc
    >
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Click Start, Run and type Command.com
    >> Type "c:\windows\regedit.exe"
    >>
    >> Fix the .exe association here:
    >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
    >> Set the (default) to exefile
    >>
    >> Goto:
    >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command
    >> Set the (default) to the following *exactly as given below*
    >>
    >> "%1" %*
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Ramesh,

    FWIW, all feedback and my own tests indicate that .inf files can be
    launched despite the .exe association being corrupt, which is why I
    recommend Fixswen.inf

    ....Alan

    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    http://dts-l.org/index.html

    In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
    <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:

    >Use this INF file to reset the .exe / .com / .reg associations:
    >http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.inf
    >Link - Courtesy of Alan Edwards.
    >
    >Right-click the INF file and choose Install (Download from another system if
    >needed, and transfer to the subject computer). Note that the
    >"DefaultInstall" section of the INF file is launched by Rundll32.exe (again,
    >and .exe file). If you're unable to Install the INF file, successfully, run
    >this from Command.com prompt:
    >
    >C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall
    >132 C:\Fixswen.inf
    >
    >Assuming that you've stored Fixswen.inf in C:\.
    >
    >If that does not help, you may need to edit the registry offline (from a
    >parallel XP installation if available, or using the BartPE boot CD). Then
    >run Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating
    >keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:
    >
    >http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
    >http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks for posting. As you say "That saved me a test" ;-)

    --
    Ramesh, MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    Windows XP Troubleshooting
    http://www.winhelponline.com
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org

    Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:3322c1t96sm2d6434gj9hobuurjm0h5uaa@4ax.com...
    > Hi Ramesh,
    >
    > FWIW, all feedback and my own tests indicate that .inf files can be
    > launched despite the .exe association being corrupt, which is why I
    > recommend Fixswen.inf
    >
    > ...Alan
    >
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    > http://dts-l.org/index.html
    >
    > In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
    > <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:
    >
    >>Use this INF file to reset the .exe / .com / .reg associations:
    >>http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.inf
    >>Link - Courtesy of Alan Edwards.
    >>
    >>Right-click the INF file and choose Install (Download from another system
    >>if
    >>needed, and transfer to the subject computer). Note that the
    >>"DefaultInstall" section of the INF file is launched by Rundll32.exe
    >>(again,
    >>and .exe file). If you're unable to Install the INF file, successfully,
    >>run
    >>this from Command.com prompt:
    >>
    >>C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection
    >>DefaultInstall
    >>132 C:\Fixswen.inf
    >>
    >>Assuming that you've stored Fixswen.inf in C:\.
    >>
    >>If that does not help, you may need to edit the registry offline (from a
    >>parallel XP installation if available, or using the BartPE boot CD). Then
    >>run Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating
    >>keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:
    >>
    >>http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
    >>http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    First let me say thanks for your efforts. But I am still having problems.
    None of the commands you gave me will work in the DOS window at accessed by
    using command.com (I still have to manually associate the command but it gets
    there.)
    Since my last post, I have also purchased and run Pc OnPoint. It also had
    problems with "fixing problems" but identified 114 file associations problems
    and 250 registry problems (AVG Anti - Virus scan reveals no viruses). After
    manually associating Regedt.exe with Regedit Tool several times in response
    to an error message - I finally got PC OnPoint to fix all problems. But I am
    left with the PC OnPoint icon on all my software programs. Click on any of
    these results in Pc OnPoint bringing up it scan now window.
    Should I try running the original solution posted to Bill (see my first post)?
    Should I reinstall Windows XP Home Ed over what I have now, including
    Service Pack 2 and all the Windows Update files?

    --
    Regards
    rbc


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Hi Alan,
    >
    > Thanks for posting. As you say "That saved me a test" ;-)
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows XP Troubleshooting
    > http://www.winhelponline.com
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    > Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    >
    >
    > "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:3322c1t96sm2d6434gj9hobuurjm0h5uaa@4ax.com...
    > > Hi Ramesh,
    > >
    > > FWIW, all feedback and my own tests indicate that .inf files can be
    > > launched despite the .exe association being corrupt, which is why I
    > > recommend Fixswen.inf
    > >
    > > ...Alan
    > >
    > > --
    > > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    > > http://dts-l.org/index.html
    > >
    > > In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
    > > <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:
    > >
    > >>Use this INF file to reset the .exe / .com / .reg associations:
    > >>http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.inf
    > >>Link - Courtesy of Alan Edwards.
    > >>
    > >>Right-click the INF file and choose Install (Download from another system
    > >>if
    > >>needed, and transfer to the subject computer). Note that the
    > >>"DefaultInstall" section of the INF file is launched by Rundll32.exe
    > >>(again,
    > >>and .exe file). If you're unable to Install the INF file, successfully,
    > >>run
    > >>this from Command.com prompt:
    > >>
    > >>C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection
    > >>DefaultInstall
    > >>132 C:\Fixswen.inf
    > >>
    > >>Assuming that you've stored Fixswen.inf in C:\.
    > >>
    > >>If that does not help, you may need to edit the registry offline (from a
    > >>parallel XP installation if available, or using the BartPE boot CD). Then
    > >>run Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating
    > >>keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:
    > >>
    > >>http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
    > >>http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    > >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    rbc,

    >> problems with "fixing problems" but identified 114 file associations

    I'm wondering how the application could run, as the .exe association is
    damaged?

    --
    Ramesh, MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    Windows XP Troubleshooting
    http://www.winhelponline.com
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org

    Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


    "rbc" <rbc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:70EF258A-2A45-4FED-9D89-6BB97AB94C20@microsoft.com...
    > First let me say thanks for your efforts. But I am still having problems.
    > None of the commands you gave me will work in the DOS window at accessed
    > by
    > using command.com (I still have to manually associate the command but it
    > gets
    > there.)
    > Since my last post, I have also purchased and run Pc OnPoint. It also had
    > problems with "fixing problems" but identified 114 file associations
    > problems
    > and 250 registry problems (AVG Anti - Virus scan reveals no viruses).
    > After
    > manually associating Regedt.exe with Regedit Tool several times in
    > response
    > to an error message - I finally got PC OnPoint to fix all problems. But I
    > am
    > left with the PC OnPoint icon on all my software programs. Click on any
    > of
    > these results in Pc OnPoint bringing up it scan now window.
    > Should I try running the original solution posted to Bill (see my first
    > post)?
    > Should I reinstall Windows XP Home Ed over what I have now, including
    > Service Pack 2 and all the Windows Update files?
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > rbc
    >
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Alan,
    >>
    >> Thanks for posting. As you say "That saved me a test" ;-)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ramesh, MS-MVP
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> Windows XP Troubleshooting
    >> http://www.winhelponline.com
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >>
    >> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:3322c1t96sm2d6434gj9hobuurjm0h5uaa@4ax.com...
    >> > Hi Ramesh,
    >> >
    >> > FWIW, all feedback and my own tests indicate that .inf files can be
    >> > launched despite the .exe association being corrupt, which is why I
    >> > recommend Fixswen.inf
    >> >
    >> > ...Alan
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    >> > http://dts-l.org/index.html
    >> >
    >> > In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
    >> > <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>Use this INF file to reset the .exe / .com / .reg associations:
    >> >>http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.inf
    >> >>Link - Courtesy of Alan Edwards.
    >> >>
    >> >>Right-click the INF file and choose Install (Download from another
    >> >>system
    >> >>if
    >> >>needed, and transfer to the subject computer). Note that the
    >> >>"DefaultInstall" section of the INF file is launched by Rundll32.exe
    >> >>(again,
    >> >>and .exe file). If you're unable to Install the INF file, successfully,
    >> >>run
    >> >>this from Command.com prompt:
    >> >>
    >> >>C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection
    >> >>DefaultInstall
    >> >>132 C:\Fixswen.inf
    >> >>
    >> >>Assuming that you've stored Fixswen.inf in C:\.
    >> >>
    >> >>If that does not help, you may need to edit the registry offline (from
    >> >>a
    >> >>parallel XP installation if available, or using the BartPE boot CD).
    >> >>Then
    >> >>run Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating
    >> >>keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:
    >> >>
    >> >>http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
    >> >>http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    >> >
    >>
    >>
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    >> I had to browse to command in windows to assoiciate this file, but it
    >> worked

    Umm.. Missed that part of your original message :(

    --
    Ramesh, MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    Windows XP Troubleshooting
    http://www.winhelponline.com
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org

    Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:Os2VGfEfFHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > rbc,
    >
    >>> problems with "fixing problems" but identified 114 file associations
    >
    > I'm wondering how the application could run, as the .exe association is
    > damaged?
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows XP Troubleshooting
    > http://www.winhelponline.com
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    > Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    >
    >
    > "rbc" <rbc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:70EF258A-2A45-4FED-9D89-6BB97AB94C20@microsoft.com...
    >> First let me say thanks for your efforts. But I am still having
    >> problems.
    >> None of the commands you gave me will work in the DOS window at accessed
    >> by
    >> using command.com (I still have to manually associate the command but it
    >> gets
    >> there.)
    >> Since my last post, I have also purchased and run Pc OnPoint. It also
    >> had
    >> problems with "fixing problems" but identified 114 file associations
    >> problems
    >> and 250 registry problems (AVG Anti - Virus scan reveals no viruses).
    >> After
    >> manually associating Regedt.exe with Regedit Tool several times in
    >> response
    >> to an error message - I finally got PC OnPoint to fix all problems. But
    >> I am
    >> left with the PC OnPoint icon on all my software programs. Click on any
    >> of
    >> these results in Pc OnPoint bringing up it scan now window.
    >> Should I try running the original solution posted to Bill (see my first
    >> post)?
    >> Should I reinstall Windows XP Home Ed over what I have now, including
    >> Service Pack 2 and all the Windows Update files?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards
    >> rbc
    >>
    >>
    >> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi Alan,
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for posting. As you say "That saved me a test" ;-)
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
    >>> Windows Shell/User
    >>>
    >>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
    >>> http://www.winhelponline.com
    >>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >>>
    >>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >>> news:3322c1t96sm2d6434gj9hobuurjm0h5uaa@4ax.com...
    >>> > Hi Ramesh,
    >>> >
    >>> > FWIW, all feedback and my own tests indicate that .inf files can be
    >>> > launched despite the .exe association being corrupt, which is why I
    >>> > recommend Fixswen.inf
    >>> >
    >>> > ...Alan
    >>> >
    >>> > --
    >>> > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    >>> > http://dts-l.org/index.html
    >>> >
    >>> > In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
    >>> > <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >>Use this INF file to reset the .exe / .com / .reg associations:
    >>> >>http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.inf
    >>> >>Link - Courtesy of Alan Edwards.
    >>> >>
    >>> >>Right-click the INF file and choose Install (Download from another
    >>> >>system
    >>> >>if
    >>> >>needed, and transfer to the subject computer). Note that the
    >>> >>"DefaultInstall" section of the INF file is launched by Rundll32.exe
    >>> >>(again,
    >>> >>and .exe file). If you're unable to Install the INF file,
    >>> >>successfully,
    >>> >>run
    >>> >>this from Command.com prompt:
    >>> >>
    >>> >>C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection
    >>> >>DefaultInstall
    >>> >>132 C:\Fixswen.inf
    >>> >>
    >>> >>Assuming that you've stored Fixswen.inf in C:\.
    >>> >>
    >>> >>If that does not help, you may need to edit the registry offline (from
    >>> >>a
    >>> >>parallel XP installation if available, or using the BartPE boot CD).
    >>> >>Then
    >>> >>run Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating
    >>> >>keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:
    >>> >>
    >>> >>http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
    >>> >>http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    >>> >
    >>>
    >>>
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Well it looks like I've come to the end of the road. I did a Boot in "Safe
    with Command Prompt" and got into the Registry as described in your earlier
    post (to Bill); but as I navigated to each area you advised I found the
    setting was as you indicated, i.e. value for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe was
    "exefile"; \exefile\shell\open\command was set to "%1" %*.
    I tried David Lipman's Generic Trojan/Adware Removal Procedure at
    http://claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html and after runnng Ad-Aware I
    was then able to delete a Registry Critical Problem (it was too fast - but I
    did see the exefile and the "%1" %* as part of the problem (?).
    Bottom line is nothing works.
    I can get my programs to run by going into C:\Programs and finding the
    application file, and double clicking on them. The programs will run.
    I've run out of ideas.
    To top it off now Ad-Aware "freezes" at C;\Windows\System32\dillcache and
    won't complete the scan.
    Thanks for all your attempts at help - I think I will have to take the PC
    into a Professional.
    --
    Regards
    rbc


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > >> I had to browse to command in windows to assoiciate this file, but it
    > >> worked
    >
    > Umm.. Missed that part of your original message :(
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows XP Troubleshooting
    > http://www.winhelponline.com
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    > Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    >
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:Os2VGfEfFHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > rbc,
    > >
    > >>> problems with "fixing problems" but identified 114 file associations
    > >
    > > I'm wondering how the application could run, as the .exe association is
    > > damaged?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ramesh, MS-MVP
    > > Windows Shell/User
    > >
    > > Windows XP Troubleshooting
    > > http://www.winhelponline.com
    > > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > >
    > > Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    > >
    > >
    > > "rbc" <rbc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:70EF258A-2A45-4FED-9D89-6BB97AB94C20@microsoft.com...
    > >> First let me say thanks for your efforts. But I am still having
    > >> problems.
    > >> None of the commands you gave me will work in the DOS window at accessed
    > >> by
    > >> using command.com (I still have to manually associate the command but it
    > >> gets
    > >> there.)
    > >> Since my last post, I have also purchased and run Pc OnPoint. It also
    > >> had
    > >> problems with "fixing problems" but identified 114 file associations
    > >> problems
    > >> and 250 registry problems (AVG Anti - Virus scan reveals no viruses).
    > >> After
    > >> manually associating Regedt.exe with Regedit Tool several times in
    > >> response
    > >> to an error message - I finally got PC OnPoint to fix all problems. But
    > >> I am
    > >> left with the PC OnPoint icon on all my software programs. Click on any
    > >> of
    > >> these results in Pc OnPoint bringing up it scan now window.
    > >> Should I try running the original solution posted to Bill (see my first
    > >> post)?
    > >> Should I reinstall Windows XP Home Ed over what I have now, including
    > >> Service Pack 2 and all the Windows Update files?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Regards
    > >> rbc
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Hi Alan,
    > >>>
    > >>> Thanks for posting. As you say "That saved me a test" ;-)
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
    > >>> Windows Shell/User
    > >>>
    > >>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
    > >>> http://www.winhelponline.com
    > >>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > >>>
    > >>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
    > >>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    > >>> news:3322c1t96sm2d6434gj9hobuurjm0h5uaa@4ax.com...
    > >>> > Hi Ramesh,
    > >>> >
    > >>> > FWIW, all feedback and my own tests indicate that .inf files can be
    > >>> > launched despite the .exe association being corrupt, which is why I
    > >>> > recommend Fixswen.inf
    > >>> >
    > >>> > ...Alan
    > >>> >
    > >>> > --
    > >>> > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    > >>> > http://dts-l.org/index.html
    > >>> >
    > >>> > In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
    > >>> > <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:
    > >>> >
    > >>> >>Use this INF file to reset the .exe / .com / .reg associations:
    > >>> >>http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.inf
    > >>> >>Link - Courtesy of Alan Edwards.
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >>Right-click the INF file and choose Install (Download from another
    > >>> >>system
    > >>> >>if
    > >>> >>needed, and transfer to the subject computer). Note that the
    > >>> >>"DefaultInstall" section of the INF file is launched by Rundll32.exe
    > >>> >>(again,
    > >>> >>and .exe file). If you're unable to Install the INF file,
    > >>> >>successfully,
    > >>> >>run
    > >>> >>this from Command.com prompt:
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >>C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection
    > >>> >>DefaultInstall
    > >>> >>132 C:\Fixswen.inf
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >>Assuming that you've stored Fixswen.inf in C:\.
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >>If that does not help, you may need to edit the registry offline (from
    > >>> >>a
    > >>> >>parallel XP installation if available, or using the BartPE boot CD).
    > >>> >>Then
    > >>> >>run Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating
    > >>> >>keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >>http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820
    > >>> >>http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    > >>> >
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >
    >
    >
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