Computer will not load any programs just keeps getting errors

By rcmpayne
Oct 25, 2005
  1. i restarted my computer todayand when i got back into windows all my icons were changed and no programs would open i cant open anything with .exe or any other ext, i get a windows could not find a program

    it looks like a file that when you are trying to open a file, and the program is not installed
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    I'd start with a full virus scan on your hard drive. What anti-virus software are you using?

    Then, I would go to this thread:

    and follow the instuctions in detail to check if you have been bugged.
  3. rcmpayne

    rcmpayne TS Rookie Topic Starter

    norton system works 2005 with all updates
    and i cant open the program
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Try an online scanner then:

    Then go directly to that link I gave you above in my first post to you and follow those instructions IN DETAIL.
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