Am facing this problem on my machine running XP pro SP3 (32-bit). Never had this problem before. Tried installing a software and get the following error The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel Did a search on Google and found a utility called xp_exe_fix. However the problem is still there. I am literally exhausted. Could this be due to any disabled service. Any one? Any angel. Anyone taking a SOS call P.S What a day it's been. First the problem with my Windows 7 machine and now this.