Cannot open .exe programs

By tmurda89
Jul 20, 2008
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  1. ok so i was messing around with the regedit.exe and messed something completely up and now every time a try to open a program i get this message: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." The only thing i can open is the task manager

    someone please help!!
    Thanks
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. tmurda89

    tmurda89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i cant open up the internet at all....im on a different computer right now

    any other advise is appreciated
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Copy the downloaded program to a USB flash disk (or burn to CD)
    (Also download any AntiVirus manual updates too.)
  5. tmurda89

    tmurda89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    still no luck

    i cant open .zip or .reg files either
  6. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

    I attach a batch file that I use to restore file association you can try it to see if it fixes your problem. Just extract and run it. Also you can try a system restore before you did that

    Attached Files:

  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Hmm I unzipped that, but the inside file does not have any extension, and notepad just shows gibberish.

    This has happened to me with users dmp files they have posted on recent threads too. Maybe I have a bug!
  8. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

    my file yes it does it is a .bta batch file
  9. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

    if that does not work copy everything in the code and past it into notepad then save as FAR.bat
    Code:
    REM Restore Default File Associations for Windows XP.
    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
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Oh, it's zipped up twice
    But the first unzip, just comes out without an extension
    I changed it to zip, and then unzipped it again, there's the bat.

    Is this correct? I still think I have a bug though
  11. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

    lol I am doing this from a mac so I think I messed up. A bug? I cant say
     
  12. tmurda89

    tmurda89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok now im lost lol
  13. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

    if you can download the file I attach and run it if not then copy the code above into notepad then save the file as FAR.BAT
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Sorry for interrupting.

    Please run xxdanielxx batch file, once unzipped

    xxdanielxx you're quick!
  15. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

    lol I am just board right now I have nothing better to do then help
  16. tmurda89

    tmurda89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    still nothing...it wont let me open anything
  17. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

    it wont let run the bat file or extract? have you tried a system restore
  18. tmurda89

    tmurda89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no i tried the system restore through the task manager but nothing happened after i clicked on it
     
  19. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,214

  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    System Restore also (and mainly) restores the registry already. No need to do it manually

    Also I'd suggest to run System Restore from Safe Mode first (it even gives you the prompt to do so before logging in).

    The bat file before though, you downloaded it, extracted it, copied it to a flash drive (or CD) and ran it on the faulty computer?
    And still no go? Even after restarting?
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