Help all my files have turned .lnk

packard bell
September 23, 2006 at 15:23:00
Specs: windows xp, 1gb
i loaded up adwatch as usual but when i restarted the comeputer all my files have become .lnk i tried to import but it says error accessing the registry can someone please help me thankyou


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#1
September 23, 2006 at 15:40:20
I think left side # 12 may fix it.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...


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#2
September 24, 2006 at 00:51:25
i cant open up that file

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#3
September 24, 2006 at 06:22:41
kevt123, The link below may be of some help.

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm

Tufenuf


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#4
September 24, 2006 at 07:02:54
ive tried both of those methods but it still doesnt help me i cant run a exe file

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#5
September 24, 2006 at 07:04:19
i mean i cant run a com file when i double click it, a box comes up and says open with

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#6
September 24, 2006 at 07:13:36
kevt123, Go to the link below and download the "Fixswen.inf" file. Save the fixswen.inf file to your local hard disk, right-click on the file and choose install.

Hopefully your .inf file association isn't hosed.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/averttools.aspx

Can you get into the registry at all?

Tufenuf


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#7
September 24, 2006 at 07:22:46
i can get into registry but the thing u told me to download in response 6 didnt work when i double click it a box pops up and say open with

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#8
September 24, 2006 at 07:23:25
i mean when i right click and press install

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#9
September 24, 2006 at 07:29:03
kevt123, Have you tried doing a System Restore to the closest date prior to when this problem started? Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

Tufenuf


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#10
September 24, 2006 at 07:38:55
i tried system restore but it still doesnt work

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#11
September 24, 2006 at 07:45:34
kevt123, If you still have that reg file that Per recommended in Response Number 1 in this thread try the following:

Open regedit, click on File(at the top)click on Import then find that file and hilite it then click the Open button.

Tufenuf


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#12
September 24, 2006 at 07:50:10
i cant when i import it says error accessing the registry

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#13
September 24, 2006 at 07:59:01
kevt123, Go to the link below and download the "REG File Association Fix" which is a .zip file and save it to your hard drive. Unzip it or extract it. Now open regedit, click on File(at the top)click on Import then find that file that you just downloaded and unzipped and hilite it then click the Open button. This should correct the reg file association and you then could try the instructions in Response Number 11 above. Post back.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

I will be leaving shortly but will check back later.

Tufenuf



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#14
September 24, 2006 at 08:01:23
ok i will try what u told me in response 13

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#15
September 24, 2006 at 08:04:09
ive done what u said in response 13 but when i went back to response 11 it still says the same thing erroe accessing the registry

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#16
September 24, 2006 at 08:10:30
kevt123, I know nothing about the Adwatch Program but does it have a feature to disable it? It appears that this is when all your problems started and I'm surprised that doing a Syatem Restore doesn't solve the problem. I'm just about out of ideas.

Tufenuf


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#17
September 24, 2006 at 08:20:42
do u think i should adwatch from my computer for now, until my problem is solved?

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#18
September 24, 2006 at 08:21:44
i mean do u think i should remove adwatch for now?

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#19
September 24, 2006 at 14:45:24
YES! - - or at least disable it for the time being - it's probably 'protecting' the registry

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'... till you can find a rock


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