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Cant run any exe files on windows 7

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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2010 7:09:12 AM

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

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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2010 7:49:25 AM

More information please. What version of Windows, what applications, what exactly are you trying to do.
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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2010 7:54:08 AM

Right click the icon and click on properties, choose open file location to see if the file exists.
What application are you trying to open?
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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2010 1:03:59 PM

sounds to me like a virus... do you run any AV?
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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2010 7:38:27 PM

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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.


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August 7, 2013 12:31:10 PM

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
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