Error when trying to install a program

By morland
Apr 7, 2010
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  1. 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.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,283   +281

    what is the whole name.extension that you are attempting to install?
  3. morland

    morland Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Hi,

    Been exploring since I posted and turns out that the file is corrupted even though the download was complete. BTW ,the extension of the file was .exe.
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