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March 12, 2005 11:53:12 AM

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Hi,

I have a strange problem with XP. It happened suddenly. I never had this
before

All the icons on the desktop are named program.lnk instead of the usual
program name. When I click on any of them, no answer. When I use the links
from the Programs list, I have the same.

When I use the execute function, I have the following message (I have it in
French, so I translate):
"Windows cannot open this program. To open the program Windows has to know
the program used for its creation..
What do you want to do:
- Use the web to find yhe appropriate program
- Choose the program in a list"

If I choose the second solution and select the same exe file that I selected
in the "execute" function, the program launch.

I used several restore at different dates when everything was working fine
and I still have the same problem.

Some program (outlook express for example, and the adsl connexion work).

It's even impossible to use regedit.exe. When I try to launch it as I
explain before, it asks me if I want to include the reg infos from
regedit.exe in the registry, if I say yes, it answers the file is not the
right format, but doesn't launch regedit.exe

I have checked the viruses with several antivirus and even housecall
(online), I also use ad-aware and they didn't find any virus or malware!!!!

Could someone help? Thanks a lot!

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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 11:53:13 AM

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

Hi

Please try the following link to Doug Knox's web site and run the fix for
the .EXE & .LNK Files:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups.


"Obelix" <actea@actea-productions.com> wrote in message
news:4232a008$0$814$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
> Hi,
>
> I have a strange problem with XP. It happened suddenly. I never had this
> before
>
> All the icons on the desktop are named program.lnk instead of the usual
> program name. When I click on any of them, no answer. When I use the links
> from the Programs list, I have the same.
>
> When I use the execute function, I have the following message (I have it
> in
> French, so I translate):
> "Windows cannot open this program. To open the program Windows has to know
> the program used for its creation..
> What do you want to do:
> - Use the web to find yhe appropriate program
> - Choose the program in a list"
>
> If I choose the second solution and select the same exe file that I
> selected
> in the "execute" function, the program launch.
>
> I used several restore at different dates when everything was working fine
> and I still have the same problem.
>
> Some program (outlook express for example, and the adsl connexion work).
>
> It's even impossible to use regedit.exe. When I try to launch it as I
> explain before, it asks me if I want to include the reg infos from
> regedit.exe in the registry, if I say yes, it answers the file is not the
> right format, but doesn't launch regedit.exe
>
> I have checked the viruses with several antivirus and even housecall
> (online), I also use ad-aware and they didn't find any virus or
> malware!!!!
>
> Could someone help? Thanks a lot!
>
>
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 12:03:49 PM

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

Start>Run and type without quotes (or copy/paste) "cmd /k assoc .exe"
What do you get?

"Obelix" <actea@actea-productions.com> escribió en el mensaje news:4232a008$0$814$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
> Hi,
>
> I have a strange problem with XP. It happened suddenly. I never had this
> before
>
> All the icons on the desktop are named program.lnk instead of the usual
> program name. When I click on any of them, no answer. When I use the links
> from the Programs list, I have the same.
>
> When I use the execute function, I have the following message (I have it in
> French, so I translate):
> "Windows cannot open this program. To open the program Windows has to know
> the program used for its creation..
> What do you want to do:
> - Use the web to find yhe appropriate program
> - Choose the program in a list"
>
> If I choose the second solution and select the same exe file that I selected
> in the "execute" function, the program launch.
>
> I used several restore at different dates when everything was working fine
> and I still have the same problem.
>
> Some program (outlook express for example, and the adsl connexion work).
>
> It's even impossible to use regedit.exe. When I try to launch it as I
> explain before, it asks me if I want to include the reg infos from
> regedit.exe in the registry, if I say yes, it answers the file is not the
> right format, but doesn't launch regedit.exe
>
> I have checked the viruses with several antivirus and even housecall
> (online), I also use ad-aware and they didn't find any virus or malware!!!!
>
> Could someone help? Thanks a lot!
>
>
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March 12, 2005 10:54:42 PM

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

José, when I run the
cmd /k assoc .exe

I have the following

..exe=

that's all, nothing after the .exe=

It was my first step, I am going to use the advice of Will Denny and let
know what's happen.



"José Gallardo" <jogalb@QUITALOono.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:eObDFotJFHA.3916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Start>Run and type without quotes (or copy/paste) "cmd /k assoc .exe"
What do you get?

"Obelix" <actea@actea-productions.com> escribió en el mensaje
news:4232a008$0$814$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
> Hi,
>
> I have a strange problem with XP. It happened suddenly. I never had this
> before
>
> All the icons on the desktop are named program.lnk instead of the usual
> program name. When I click on any of them, no answer. When I use the links
> from the Programs list, I have the same.
>
> When I use the execute function, I have the following message (I have it
in
> French, so I translate):
> "Windows cannot open this program. To open the program Windows has to know
> the program used for its creation..
> What do you want to do:
> - Use the web to find yhe appropriate program
> - Choose the program in a list"
>
> If I choose the second solution and select the same exe file that I
selected
> in the "execute" function, the program launch.
>
> I used several restore at different dates when everything was working fine
> and I still have the same problem.
>
> Some program (outlook express for example, and the adsl connexion work).
>
> It's even impossible to use regedit.exe. When I try to launch it as I
> explain before, it asks me if I want to include the reg infos from
> regedit.exe in the registry, if I say yes, it answers the file is not the
> right format, but doesn't launch regedit.exe
>
> I have checked the viruses with several antivirus and even housecall
> (online), I also use ad-aware and they didn't find any virus or
malware!!!!
>
> Could someone help? Thanks a lot!
>
>
March 12, 2005 11:17:57 PM

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

Hi Will,

I tried what you suggest, but it doesn't work.
When I mannually try to fill the folder options/files type, the exe
extension is not listed and if I try to add it (exe as application), it
doesn't stay in the list...

Thanks for your help, Will and José, anyway....


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> a écrit dans le message de
news:u0TJSqtJFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> Please try the following link to Doug Knox's web site and run the fix for
> the .EXE & .LNK Files:
>
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups.
>
>
> "Obelix" <actea@actea-productions.com> wrote in message
> news:4232a008$0$814$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a strange problem with XP. It happened suddenly. I never had this
> > before
> >
> > All the icons on the desktop are named program.lnk instead of the usual
> > program name. When I click on any of them, no answer. When I use the
links
> > from the Programs list, I have the same.
> >
> > When I use the execute function, I have the following message (I have it
> > in
> > French, so I translate):
> > "Windows cannot open this program. To open the program Windows has to
know
> > the program used for its creation..
> > What do you want to do:
> > - Use the web to find yhe appropriate program
> > - Choose the program in a list"
> >
> > If I choose the second solution and select the same exe file that I
> > selected
> > in the "execute" function, the program launch.
> >
> > I used several restore at different dates when everything was working
fine
> > and I still have the same problem.
> >
> > Some program (outlook express for example, and the adsl connexion work).
> >
> > It's even impossible to use regedit.exe. When I try to launch it as I
> > explain before, it asks me if I want to include the reg infos from
> > regedit.exe in the registry, if I say yes, it answers the file is not
the
> > right format, but doesn't launch regedit.exe
> >
> > I have checked the viruses with several antivirus and even housecall
> > (online), I also use ad-aware and they didn't find any virus or
> > malware!!!!
> >
> > Could someone help? Thanks a lot!
> >
> >
>
>
!