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cannot execute any programs in XP

By rowan
Jul 14, 2006
  1. Howdy folks,

    Recently have been faced with a comp that will not execute programs.

    Getting an error saying the sytem cannot find the file or path

    However the programs will operate if you open a file already created by them.

    Even if you browse to the executable the same error occurs.

    Any suggestions most welcomed...

    Also...

    if a reinstall is required will the system language files be affected?

    I ask because the operating system is set for french

    regards

    Rowan
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your registry is corrupt. run chkdsk. right click your drive, properties and select scan for errors.

    Even better - run norton systemworks registry repair.
     
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