i cannot run any exe files... whenever I click the icons it shows "application not found" message... I am not able to restore system defaults... i cant change even the icons... please help me
Go to http://www.dougknox.com and look in XP Fixes for Doug's EXE fix and LNK fix - they'll both work in the Windows 7 Registry to correct what's gone wrong but milez is right to say you need to scan for malware in case that caused this. Fixing it is never quite enough.
1.open command prompt
2.type in "cd\windows" press enter
3.type "regedit" press enter.
once you do that the registery editor will open.
4.press on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
5. click on defult
6. where it says value, type "exefile" that worked for me its that simple! hope i helped someone out