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Broken .exe association, can't go into regedit to fix

By richierich1689
Jul 7, 2006
  1. I think ad-aware did something, but i have no idea
    and now, i can't go into any programs
    i got into firefox through clicking on the files and the pressing "Use web service to find the appropriate program", which it didn't, but allowed me to get online to find help

    i basically looked it up myself, and it's a broken .exe file association, and they tell me how to fix it here: http://filext.com/info/showthread.php?t=12
    but i get there and it wants me to go into regedit, which i can't do because... it can't find "clb.dll" to run regedit...

    this is really making me frustrated, will some kind stranger please help me? :mad: :mad:
     
  2. gmuser2006

    gmuser2006 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Did you read that whole page?

    There are more instructions on what to do if you can't open regedit.
     
  3. richierich1689

    richierich1689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ya, i did, that didn't work either
    i did the whole thing with dos and the copying and making it .com
    it won't work!!
    :(
    plz help!
     
  4. richierich1689

    richierich1689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i've tried everything, i can see the icons on the shortcuts now... but when i try pressing it, or even the original files, when i try pressing it, it comes up with an error message saying, "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folders Options control panel"
    and that's when i have no idea what to do
    plzzzzzzzz helpppp!
     
  5. gmuser2006

    gmuser2006 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    If none of that worked then I say lets try a System Restore. Follow this link and see if this will help.
     
  6. richierich1689

    richierich1689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no no no
    the thing is, i can't use ANY files @ all, i can't click on something and have it work, i tried the system restore thing as said in the link, but it wouldn't work, cuz when i press anything, be it a shortcut or an original file, the error message pops up...
    arg
    tnx for help... this is really starting to get to me now...
     
  7. richierich1689

    richierich1689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and where would i find clb.dll, the file?
    that's what regedit is missing to run, and i can't find it, everythign will work, but idk where to find it
     
  8. richierich1689

    richierich1689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hehe, nvm, i fixed it myself :D
     
  9. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Are you talking about spyware? Or the program Ad-Aware? Because this program creates system restore points which would allow you to just restore it back to before you did your last scan.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  10. richierich1689

    richierich1689 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    haha, tnx all
     
  11. tmurda89

    tmurda89 TS Rookie

    how did u fix it exactley?!?!
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Dated: 07-10-2006 (Old thread!)


    tmurda89 please create a new thread just for you in one of the forums
     
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