View Full Version : Programs wont open

24-07-2011, 01:28 PM
When i click on a program like run, and press cmd. it says that cmd.exe isnt found.

when i click on another shortcut to a file. it opens a screen that asks me what i want to open it with. and gives me the option on iexplorer or mozilla

Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2011, 01:35 PM
Is this to do with your other post??


You should have added this to that, if it is. Sounds like something has stuffed up the file associations

See if this fixes something


Thats if it'll run

What if you go to command prompt in the menu, does it open??

24-07-2011, 01:36 PM
You got Vista? Open All Programs/Accessories/Command prompt and type what you want there.


24-07-2011, 01:39 PM
i do have vista. and it opens as an application on the internet and downloads for some reason. if i run as an admin it will open.

24-07-2011, 01:39 PM
Yep, thats file associations stuffed up , quite simply the exe's dont know how to open with what.

The fix/link Speedy posted should fix it - if not then go HERE (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/233243-default-file-type-associations-restore.html), scroll down to EXE, download the zipped file, extract its contents, ( or simply open the zipped folder) double clcik the file, agree and it should fix the exe problem.
Note:a reboot my be required first.

24-07-2011, 01:43 PM
when i tried to do what it said on the support site it said there may be a disk or system error