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I need help with opening files, aim.exe adaware.. etc! PLE..

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September 6, 2005 10:08:03 PM

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Okay so I turned on my computer today before work and some of the
applications will not work IE: AIM, Ad Aware, Microsoft Office, I can't get
into my System Restore, Adding or Removing Programs etc. Whenever I try to
open one of those it gives me this message:


"Windows Cannot Open This File

File Name: aim.exe

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it. Windows
can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a
list of programs on your computer......"



And when I go online to get it fixed it sends me to a website that really
does nothing for me. So please please help me if you can, I need this for
school work. I could care less about AIM right now, but i would like
Microsoft Office and applications that are SUPPOSED to work on my computer to
work :( 
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 11:33:59 PM

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It sounds like you have a virus or spyware.
Run an Antivirus scan.
An online scan can be done online at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
If you don't have antispyware, install the MS Antispyware software from
http://www.microsoft.com
I also use AdAware Personal, currently V1.06 from
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_SE_Personal_d506.htm...
and SpyBot Search & Destroy from
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&_Destroy_d2471...

--
A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
"Lolly" <Lolly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4DFA2A4-01CF-40B0-BD94-3FBF25F8A06F@microsoft.com...
> Okay so I turned on my computer today before work and some of the
> applications will not work IE: AIM, Ad Aware, Microsoft Office, I can't
> get
> into my System Restore, Adding or Removing Programs etc. Whenever I try to
> open one of those it gives me this message:
>
>
> "Windows Cannot Open This File
>
> File Name: aim.exe
>
> To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it. Windows
> can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from
> a
> list of programs on your computer......"
>
>
>
> And when I go online to get it fixed it sends me to a website that really
> does nothing for me. So please please help me if you can, I need this for
> school work. I could care less about AIM right now, but i would like
> Microsoft Office and applications that are SUPPOSED to work on my computer
> to
> work :( 
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 2:19:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi,

www.dougknox.com, click on WinXP Fixes, then on File Association Fixes.
Download the .exe fix and run it.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Lolly" <Lolly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4DFA2A4-01CF-40B0-BD94-3FBF25F8A06F@microsoft.com...
> Okay so I turned on my computer today before work and some of the
> applications will not work IE: AIM, Ad Aware, Microsoft Office, I can't
> get
> into my System Restore, Adding or Removing Programs etc. Whenever I try to
> open one of those it gives me this message:
>
>
> "Windows Cannot Open This File
>
> File Name: aim.exe
>
> To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it. Windows
> can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from
> a
> list of programs on your computer......"
>
>
>
> And when I go online to get it fixed it sends me to a website that really
> does nothing for me. So please please help me if you can, I need this for
> school work. I could care less about AIM right now, but i would like
> Microsoft Office and applications that are SUPPOSED to work on my computer
> to
> work :( 
!