zenshu October 29, 2009 at 16:44:27 Specs: Windows XP
Whenever I try to run anything that is a .exe file it opens a save file dialog box, if I hit save file it just saves a new .exe file to the desktop which in turn requests a save file process. This even happens with the run function when trying to open msconfig or cmd. I can't reinstall windows as I am currently working with a DoD computer in Iraq and have no way to get the OS reinstalled. Also when this happens it opens a window in my default browser which is the only way to open the browser without it doing the same thing.
I saw that in the Post about the .exe files opening in word but didn't help my problem. I have also run Command Prompt to verify that .exe is correctly associated. It even does it for startup files, when I resart the computer about 11 IE browser windows open with a corresponding "Save File" dialog box. But still thanks for the idea.
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