regedit.exe not found on computer

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March 3, 2010 at 07:24:52
Specs: Windows Vista
I have same problem as Jeff824, posted on March 2, 2010. When double clicking a file on my desktop or in any programs, a box opens asking what I would like to open this with.

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March 3, 2010 at 07:31:33
This means that the file you are trying to open is not associated with any reader. Every file has an extension on it which tells the computer what can read it. For example any file ending with ".doc" like "mydoc.doc" is associated with MS-Word and will open in word when double clicked. You are trying to open a file that has not been associated so it is asking you what program to open it with.

So can you tell us the full name of the file you are trying to open so we can tell you what program to open it with?

P.S. Why did you put this "regedit.exe not found on computer" on your subject. Is this the error you are getting.

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March 3, 2010 at 07:51:02
I've seen this after a virus called av.exe. what you need to do is associate exe with application. Google exefix_vista.reg and run program.

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March 3, 2010 at 09:57:24
Thank you ace omega. I hope I explain this clearer:
Everytime I open any exe file, the "open with" box comes up asking me what program I want to open it with. I close this box and right click the file (on desk top or in my all programs list) and select start to avoid this "open with" box; then it opens normally. I mentioned regedit.exe, because I found a forum where someone suggested how to fix this problem ("open with" box problem), by going to prompt command and typing "cd/windows" enter, then type "regedit" enter. But then, that "open with" box appeared again. This someone then said if regedit does not open, then press CTRL+ALT+DEL and open Task Manager, click file menu and Hold CTRL key and click New Task menu regedit.exe. My computer cannot find regedit.exe. You see, I downloaded AVG Internet Security and did a full computer scan and it found a Trojan Horse SHeur3 BEY. Cannot find in google such trojan horse, only something similar. Thank you

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March 3, 2010 at 16:13:33
I do not recommend that you mess around with your registry. Regedit is for editing your registry but if you really want to get regedit to work you need to run it from the directory it is installed in because the file may be screwed up. Go to the dos prompt then type...


then type...

dir regedit.*

this will list all of the files name regedit.

Do you have more than one regedit file? If so then you will need to delete or rename the regedit that does not end with ".exe", so that you can run the right file.

If you only have one regedit.exe then you will need to run a Windows Repair to recover the corrupted file...

or like Sun Joe said download and run this...

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March 3, 2010 at 16:53:53
Thank you ace omega for helping. I fixed the problem by installing Spybot S&D. But, during installing Spybot S&D, I disabled the option for TeaTimer which is enabled by default, so it doesn't affect my cleaning efforts(you can enable it later when finished cleaning system). Spybot S&D found following problems and fixed: Microsoft.Windows FileExe - there was a registry change to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exe\; also DoubleClick: Tracking Cookies; and FastClick: Tracking Cookies. Maybe these were what caused a problem with registry and exe files. Also fixed was the problem where every time I double clicked a program installed or originally installed on my computer, a box would pop up "Open With". This might be helpful for someone else. I will from now on regularly use my AVG Internet Security and always check with Spybot S&D. Thank you again,

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March 3, 2010 at 16:55:43
Also, Thank you sunjoe. I do think that av.exe was also a problem, but I am not sure. Thank you again.

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