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December 15, 2012 11:55:51 AM

Hello,
Please Help !!!

I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 i5 Laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate. 4 GB RAM , 1 GB graphic Card, 2.4 GHz Processor.

I got some System corrupt files .. I used sfc/scannow... It detected some error files but unable to repair them... next i tried chkdsk .. still problem not solved .. Problem is : Every program i try to open (.exe) it says program is not installed or if installed not in Default program or something... Also .txt files cannot be opened ... I Googled n found this problem occured wid others n the Last n Best Option is Reinstall OS .. I have never Formatted laptop since i Bought it ... This will be the first time i will be doing it .. I need proper steps to Backup what n what not .. Also My laptop came wid drvers installed and OS file / driver files or whatever is in built in C Drive n un erasable .. i.e i dont have Installation disk n i dont know where to search for Activation Key and all , coz it all came in built .. So please tell me EVERYTHING when formatting n reinstalling laptop .. please reply at the earliest .. if anyone needs further info about my Laptop or the Errors .. plz comment n i will do so ......

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a c 248 D Laptop
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December 15, 2012 5:14:41 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 17, 2012 10:56:19 AM

Thnx for replying .... my problem is : none of the .exe programs or apps open UNLESS i open them in Run As Administrator .. also Chess titans i.e in built games dont open .. when i try to open .txt file in notepad it asks about installing printer .. The message displayed every time is this : " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Please install a program or,if one already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." This msg flashes EVERY TIME !!! Plz help
a c 248 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
December 17, 2012 4:15:32 PM

saurabh7 said:
Thnx for replying .... my problem is : none of the .exe programs or apps open UNLESS i open them in Run As Administrator .. also Chess titans i.e in built games dont open .. when i try to open .txt file in notepad it asks about installing printer .. The message displayed every time is this : " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Please install a program or,if one already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." This msg flashes EVERY TIME !!! Plz help


Hi :) 

I said in DOS...that's miles before windows boots.....run Hirens from the cd in DOS...

All the best Brett :) 
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