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Ext User(stuart macleod)
02-06-2007, 01:06 AM
i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk" as all
it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window asking to
search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now gone and
left with a blank icon

Ext User(SingaporeWebDesign)
02-06-2007, 01:53 AM
Hello,

Try running the "LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default
Shortcut Behavior)" from here
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

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"stuart macleod" <stuartmacleod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk" as
>all
> it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window asking
> to
> search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now gone
> and
> left with a blank icon

Ext User(Stuart Macleod)
02-06-2007, 01:53 AM
but this is for anything if open my computer and click on a jpeg the same
thing happens or an exe

"stuart macleod" wrote:

> i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk" as all
> it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window asking to
> search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now gone and
> left with a blank icon

Ext User(stuart macleod)
02-06-2007, 02:16 AM
i have tried what you said but i can not run the .reg file as it comes up
with what program i wish to use to run the program with and if i select
regedt32 nothing happens

"SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Try running the "LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default
> Shortcut Behavior)" from here
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>
> --
> Singapore Website Design
> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
> Singapore Web Hosting
> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
> Windows XP FAQ
>
> "stuart macleod" <stuartmacleod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:702FD989-81C3-4886-AE68-54E3AC4CAC02@microsoft.com...
> >i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk" as
> >all
> > it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window asking
> > to
> > search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now gone
> > and
> > left with a blank icon
>
>
>

Ext User(stuart macleod)
02-06-2007, 02:16 AM
it seems that all programs will not open at all apart from ie

"SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Try running the "LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default
> Shortcut Behavior)" from here
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>
> --
> Singapore Website Design
> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
> Singapore Web Hosting
> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
> Windows XP FAQ
>
> "stuart macleod" <stuartmacleod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:702FD989-81C3-4886-AE68-54E3AC4CAC02@microsoft.com...
> >i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk" as
> >all
> > it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window asking
> > to
> > search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now gone
> > and
> > left with a blank icon
>
>
>

Ext User(SingaporeWebDesign)
02-06-2007, 03:03 AM
Hello,

You will need to run registry editor and also fix the EXE association from
the same site.

See the *red* note at the site.

Once you are in regedit, go to File > Import and point to the registry file
you got. Restart your PC afterwards.

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Singapore Web Hosting
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"Stuart Macleod" <Stuart Macleod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6005B0FB-EF9D-4C9A-B868-A8040F5A7218@microsoft.com...
> but this is for anything if open my computer and click on a jpeg the same
> thing happens or an exe
>
> "stuart macleod" wrote:
>
>> i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk" as
>> all
>> it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window asking
>> to
>> search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now gone
>> and
>> left with a blank icon

Ext User(Stuart Macleod)
02-06-2007, 04:28 AM
thats the thing you can not run any exe files

"SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> You will need to run registry editor and also fix the EXE association from
> the same site.
>
> See the *red* note at the site.
>
> Once you are in regedit, go to File > Import and point to the registry file
> you got. Restart your PC afterwards.
>
> --
> Singapore Website Design
> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
> Singapore Web Hosting
> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
> Windows XP FAQ
>
> "Stuart Macleod" <Stuart Macleod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6005B0FB-EF9D-4C9A-B868-A8040F5A7218@microsoft.com...
> > but this is for anything if open my computer and click on a jpeg the same
> > thing happens or an exe
> >
> > "stuart macleod" wrote:
> >
> >> i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk" as
> >> all
> >> it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window asking
> >> to
> >> search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now gone
> >> and
> >> left with a blank icon
>
>
>

Ext User(SingaporeWebDesign)
02-06-2007, 05:06 AM
Hello,

When you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del, does the task manager appear? If no, somebody
else have to assist us here.

If yes, click on File, press and hold Ctrl and click New Task (Run). A
command prompt should appear. Type REGEDIT.EXE in the prompt and registry
editor should open up.

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Singapore Web Hosting
http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
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"Stuart Macleod" <StuartMacleod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8D5551F7-9388-440E-9035-B739BA670D27@microsoft.com...
> thats the thing you can not run any exe files
>
> "SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> You will need to run registry editor and also fix the EXE association
>> from
>> the same site.
>>
>> See the *red* note at the site.
>>
>> Once you are in regedit, go to File > Import and point to the registry
>> file
>> you got. Restart your PC afterwards.
>>
>> --
>> Singapore Website Design
>> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
>> Singapore Web Hosting
>> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
>> Windows XP FAQ
>>
>> "Stuart Macleod" <Stuart Macleod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:6005B0FB-EF9D-4C9A-B868-A8040F5A7218@microsoft.com...
>> > but this is for anything if open my computer and click on a jpeg the
>> > same
>> > thing happens or an exe
>> >
>> > "stuart macleod" wrote:
>> >
>> >> i have a machine xp pro and i now after a reboot can not run any "lnk"
>> >> as
>> >> all
>> >> it does is brings up the search window asking me to search window
>> >> asking
>> >> to
>> >> search for the program exe. all of the icons for instance ie has now
>> >> gone
>> >> and
>> >> left with a blank icon
>>
>>
>>

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