View Full Version : Windows explorer malfunction

29-08-2008, 10:04 AM
I have XP Pro. My hard drive on my laptop has 3 partitions.
When I go into explorer to open a partition the 'choose the program you want to use to open the file' box opens.
No problem, I'll just point it to explorer and it works.
But the problem is the tick box 'always use the selected program' is blanked out.
I'd show you a screenshot but my print screen doesn't work.

What can I do to fix this?

I've had a virus on my laptop and am not sure if it's gone or what damage it has done. Currently I have Avast installed as AVG 8.0 hogs resources.

Speedy Gonzales
29-08-2008, 12:17 PM
See if trojan remover fixes it. Install, update then scan.

Selecting the options in the utilities menu, may reset everything

29-08-2008, 08:10 PM
Thanks. The trojan remover didn't help but I eventually found this link http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/621111-choose-program-you-want-use.html

The fix worked and it also gives you a handy explanation of what can happen with anti-virus scans.