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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Cant open any program need help.

    Hello I've been having some serious computer problems as of yesterday and I cant seem to fix them. Okay so every time I click on a program from my desktop it says This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Crates an associated in the folder options panel I cant even run cmd, misconfig, or even reinstall program from cd. I tried to reinstall the windows xp cd but that doesn't even work. The only way I can get online is by going to control panel and clicking windows update from there. Other than that I cant get online. All my startup programs are also gone. My anti virus will run but only when I right click the folder or drive and scan it that way. I have no idea what to do and everyone else I've talked to doesn't seem to know either.

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    Default Re: Cant open any program need help.

    Sheesh Rick... give us a harder one for Sunday morning will ya!?

    Have you tried System Restore?

    And what clues, eg have you messed around with any hardware recently or installed/uninstalled any software just before this happened?
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Cant open any program need help.

    on the assumption that you are running xp which you havent told us ........anyway.......copy and paste the stuff below the stars here into a notepad file and save as 'fileassociation.bat'......then double clik it to run.......

    *********************************************

    REM Restore Default File Associations for Windows XP.
    REM Copyright 2003 - Doug Knox
    REM This BAT file restores the Default associations that XP ships with
    REM It does not restore associations created by 3rd party applications.

    Echo Restoring Default File Associations

    assoc.323=h323file
    assoc.386=vxdfile
    assoc.aca=Agent.Character.2
    assoc.acf=Agent.Character.2
    assoc.acs=Agent.Character2.2
    assoc.acw=acwfile
    assoc.ai=
    assoc.aif=AIFFFile
    assoc.aifc=AIFFFile
    assoc.aiff=AIFFFile
    assoc.ani=anifile
    assoc.aps=
    assoc.asa=aspfile
    assoc.ascx=
    assoc.asf=ASFFile
    assoc.asm=
    assoc.asmx=
    assoc.asp=aspfile
    assoc.aspx=
    assoc.asx=ASXFile
    assoc.au=AUFile
    assoc.AudioCD=AudioCD
    assoc.avi=avifile
    assoc.bat=batfile
    assoc.bfc=Briefcase
    assoc.bin=
    assoc.bkf=msbackupfile
    assoc.blg=PerfFile
    assoc.bmp=Paint.Picture
    assoc.bsc=
    assoc.c=
    assoc.cab=CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}
    assoc.cat=CATFile
    assoc.cda=CDAFile
    assoc.cdf=ChannelFile
    assoc.cdx=aspfile
    assoc.cer=CERFile
    assoc.cgm=
    assoc.chk=chkfile
    assoc.chm=chm.file
    assoc.clp=clpfile
    assoc.cmd=cmdfile
    assoc.cnf=ConferenceLink
    assoc.com=comfile
    assoc.cpl=cplfile
    assoc.cpp=
    assoc.crl=CRLFile
    assoc.crt=CERFile
    assoc.css=CSSfile
    assoc.csv=
    assoc.CTT=MessengerContactList
    assoc.cur=curfile
    assoc.cxx=
    assoc.dat=
    assoc.db=dbfile
    assoc.dbg=
    assoc.dct=
    assoc.def=
    assoc.der=CERFile
    assoc.DeskLink=CLSID\{9E56BE61-C50F-11CF-9A2C-00A0C90A90CE}
    assoc.dib=Paint.Picture
    assoc.dic=
    assoc.diz=
    assoc.dll=dllfile
    assoc.dl_=
    assoc.doc=WordPad.Document.1
    assoc.dos=
    assoc.dot=
    assoc.drv=drvfile
    assoc.dsn=MSDASQL
    assoc.dun=dunfile
    assoc.DVD=DVD
    assoc.emf=emffile
    assoc.eml=Microsoft Internet Mail Message
    assoc.eps=
    assoc.exe=exefile
    assoc.exp=
    assoc.ex_=
    assoc.eyb=
    assoc.fif=
    assoc.fnd=fndfile
    assoc.fnt=
    assoc.Folder=Folder
    assoc.fon=fonfile
    assoc.ghi=
    assoc.gif=giffile
    assoc.grp=MSProgramGroup
    assoc.gz=
    assoc.h=
    assoc.hhc=
    assoc.hlp=hlpfile
    assoc.hpp=
    assoc.hqx=
    assoc.ht=htfile
    assoc.hta=htafile
    assoc.htc=
    assoc.htm=htmlfile
    assoc.html=htmlfile
    assoc.htt=HTTfile
    assoc.htw=
    assoc.htx=
    assoc.hxx=
    assoc.icc=icmfile
    assoc.icm=icmfile
    assoc.ico=icofile
    assoc.idb=
    assoc.idl=
    assoc.idq=
    assoc.iii=iiifile
    assoc.ilk=
    assoc.imc=
    assoc.inc=
    assoc.inf=inffile
    assoc.ini=inifile
    assoc.ins=x-internet-signup
    assoc.inv=
    assoc.inx=
    assoc.in_=
    assoc.isp=x-internet-signup
    assoc.its=ITS File
    assoc.IVF=IVFFile
    assoc.java=
    assoc.jbf=
    assoc.jfif=pjpegfile
    assoc.job=JobObject
    assoc.jod=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0
    assoc.jpe=jpegfile
    assoc.jpeg=jpegfile
    assoc.jpg=jpegfile
    assoc.JS=JSFile
    assoc.JSE=JSEFile
    assoc.latex=
    assoc.lib=
    assoc.lnk=lnkfile
    assoc.local=
    assoc.log=txtfile
    assoc.lwv=LWVFile
    assoc.m14=
    assoc.m1v=mpegfile
    assoc.m3u=m3ufile
    assoc.man=
    assoc.manifest=
    assoc.MAPIMail=CLSID\{9E56BE60-C50F-11CF-9A2C-00A0C90A90CE}
    assoc.mdb=
    assoc.mht=mhtmlfile
    assoc.mhtml=mhtmlfile
    assoc.mid=midfile
    assoc.midi=midfile
    assoc.mmf=
    assoc.mmm=MPlayer
    assoc.mov=
    assoc.movie=
    assoc.mp2=mpegfile
    assoc.mp2v=mpegfile
    assoc.mp3=mp3file
    assoc.mpa=mpegfile
    assoc.mpe=mpegfile
    assoc.mpeg=mpegfile
    assoc.mpg=mpegfile
    assoc.mpv2=mpegfile
    assoc.msc=MSCFile
    assoc.msg=
    assoc.msi=Msi.Package
    assoc.msp=Msi.Patch
    assoc.MsRcIncident=MsRcIncident
    assoc.msstyles=msstylesfile
    assoc.MSWMM=Windows.Movie.Maker
    assoc.mv=
    assoc.mydocs=CLSID\{ECF03A32-103D-11d2-854D-006008059367}
    assoc.ncb=
    assoc.nfo=MSInfo.Document
    assoc.nls=
    assoc.NMW=T126_Whiteboard
    assoc.nsc=
    assoc.nvr=
    assoc.nws=Microsoft Internet News Message
    assoc.obj=
    assoc.ocx=ocxfile
    assoc.oc_=
    assoc.odc=
    assoc.otf=otffile
    assoc.p10=P10File
    assoc.p12=PFXFile
    assoc.p7b=SPCFile
    assoc.p7c=certificate_wab_auto_file
    assoc.p7m=P7MFile
    assoc.p7r=SPCFile
    assoc.p7s=P7SFile
    assoc.pbk=pbkfile
    assoc.pch=
    assoc.pdb=
    assoc.pds=
    assoc.pfm=pfmfile
    assoc.pfx=PFXFile
    assoc.php3=
    assoc.pic=
    assoc.pif=piffile
    assoc.pko=PKOFile
    assoc.pl=
    assoc.plg=
    assoc.pma=PerfFile
    assoc.pmc=PerfFile
    assoc.pml=PerfFile
    assoc.pmr=PerfFile
    assoc.pmw=PerfFile
    assoc.pnf=pnffile
    assoc.png=pngfile
    assoc.pot=
    assoc.pps=
    assoc.ppt=
    assoc.prf=prffile
    assoc.ps=
    assoc.psd=
    assoc.psw=PSWFile
    assoc.qds=SavedDsQuery
    assoc.rat=ratfile
    assoc.rc=
    assoc.RDP=RDP.File
    assoc.reg=regfile
    assoc.res=
    assoc.rle=
    assoc.rmi=midfile
    assoc.rnk=rnkfile
    assoc.rpc=
    assoc.rsp=
    assoc.rtf=rtffile
    assoc.sam=
    assoc.sbr=
    assoc.sc2=
    assoc.scf=SHCmdFile
    assoc.scp=txtfile
    assoc.scr=scrfile
    assoc.sct=scriptletfile
    assoc.sdb=appfixfile
    assoc.sed=
    assoc.shb=DocShortcut
    assoc.shs=ShellScrap
    assoc.shtml=
    assoc.shw=
    assoc.sit=
    assoc.snd=AUFile
    assoc.spc=SPCFile
    assoc.spl=ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash
    assoc.sql=
    assoc.sr_=
    assoc.sst=CertificateStoreFile
    assoc.stl=STLFile
    assoc.stm=
    assoc.swf=ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash
    assoc.sym=
    assoc.sys=sysfile
    assoc.sy_=
    assoc.tar=
    assoc.text=
    assoc.tgz=
    assoc.theme=themefile
    assoc.tif=TIFImage.Document
    assoc.tiff=TIFImage.Document
    assoc.tlb=
    assoc.tsp=
    assoc.tsv=
    assoc.ttc=ttcfile
    assoc.ttf=ttffile
    assoc.txt=txtfile
    assoc.UDL=MSDASC
    assoc.uls=ulsfile
    assoc.URL=InternetShortcut
    assoc.VBE=VBEFile
    assoc.vbs=VBSFile
    assoc.vbx=
    assoc.vcf=vcard_wab_auto_file
    assoc.vxd=vxdfile
    assoc.wab=wab_auto_file
    assoc.wav=soundrec
    assoc.wax=WAXFile
    assoc.wb2=
    assoc.webpnp=webpnpFile
    assoc.WHT=Whiteboard
    assoc.wk4=
    assoc.wll=
    assoc.wlt=
    assoc.wm=ASFFile
    assoc.wma=WMAFile
    assoc.wmd=WMDFile
    assoc.wmf=wmffile
    assoc.wmp=WMPFile
    assoc.wms=WMSFile
    assoc.wmv=WMVFile
    assoc.wmx=ASXFile
    assoc.wmz=WMZFile
    assoc.wpd=
    assoc.wpg=
    assoc.wri=wrifile
    assoc.wsc=scriptletfile
    assoc.WSF=WSFFile
    assoc.WSH=WSHFile
    assoc.wsz=
    assoc.wtx=txtfile
    assoc.wvx=WVXFile
    assoc.x=
    assoc.xbm=
    assoc.xix=
    assoc.xlb=
    assoc.xlc=
    assoc.xls=
    assoc.xlt=
    assoc.xml=xmlfile
    assoc.xsl=xslfile
    assoc.z=
    assoc.z96=
    assoc.zap=zapfile
    assoc.ZFSendToTarget=CLSID\{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}
    assoc.zip=CompressedFolder

    Echo Default File Associations Restored
    There are two sides to any question; MY side and the WRONG side (Winston Churchill)

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    Default Re: Cant open any program need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by drcspy
    on the assumption that you are running xp which you havent told us ........anyway.......
    He said he couldn't run his XP CD........:-)

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    Default Re: Cant open any program need help.

    Thx for your help and i have fixed the problem. I was finally able to use my reinstall cd for windows xp to fix my computer. I'm still not sure what was wrong but at least it works again

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    Default Re: Cant open any program need help.

    I'm curious did you try that fix I posted ?
    There are two sides to any question; MY side and the WRONG side (Winston Churchill)

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