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Programs won't work, and neither will System Restore!

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Anonymous
September 13, 2005 4:59:21 AM

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Hey everyone, I have some problems that started last night.

Okay, first problem is that NO programs open anymore. All the icons on
the Desktop fade when I doubleclick them. I can't select the program
from the Start menu, and the "Run" option won't open them either. When
ever I use "Run" to try opening something, I get this message:

"The file does not have a program associated with it for performing
this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control
panel."

Also, I should note that on the desktop, none of the icons show up and
all the shortcuts have a ".lnk" after them. My Computer and Control
Panel won't even open.

Second problem: I figured I could just do a System Restore to a day
earlier, but System Restore won't open! If I click it, it never comes
up. I tried it in Safe Mode, and still nothing. So, does anyone have an
idea what my problem is? Thanks in advance!


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Sgt Keroro
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 7:35:28 AM

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

OK, here's something that perhaps you can try if you can get yourself
to a DOS prompt while booting:


(from C:\ Prompt) %systemroot%/system32/restore/­rstui.exe


This is a way of invoking System Restore from the DOS prompt, and you
should be able to restore from an appropriate Restore point.

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There's no such frigging thing as "off of"
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 3:17:36 PM

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

Hi,

If System Restore doesn't work from the command prompt I would suggest you start scanning
for virus/malware infection.
Virus and Spyware removal and prevention
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html

Here are some Windows XP File Association Fixes you may find helpful.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

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Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org


Sgt Keroro wrote:
> Hey everyone, I have some problems that started last
> night.
>
> Okay, first problem is that NO programs open anymore. All
> the icons on the Desktop fade when I doubleclick them. I
> can't select the program from the Start menu, and the
> "Run" option won't open them either. When ever I use
> "Run" to try opening something, I get this message:
>
> "The file does not have a program associated with it for
> performing this action. Create an association in the
> Folder Options control panel."
>
> Also, I should note that on the desktop, none of the
> icons show up and all the shortcuts have a ".lnk" after
> them. My Computer and Control Panel won't even open.
>
> Second problem: I figured I could just do a System
> Restore to a day earlier, but System Restore won't open!
> If I click it, it never comes up. I tried it in Safe
> Mode, and still nothing. So, does anyone have an idea
> what my problem is? Thanks in advance!
!