This program cant be run in DOS mode griefs

December 23, 2009 at 00:49:56
Specs: Windows XP
Recently my computer started acting strange, like i cant open my task manager if i open it , it will appear at a note pad and this is what written on it ''This program cannot be run in DOS mode.'' i don't know what this DOS mode thing is all about and because of that DOS mode thing my RUN button on the Start menu cannot be restored back and also access to my Local Disk(C:) was disallowed . I am a newbie in computer so i do not know how to solve this problem , i hope someone will tell me what to do

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December 23, 2009 at 09:48:01
sounds like your file associations have been corrupted as well as major registry entries. This can be a sign of disk corruption, malware/trojan infection or you have been hacked/become part of a bot net.

Usual recommendations are as follows;

1. go to a previously working restore point [if restore points are disabled this is a strong indication of malware/trojan infection]

2. do a repair install [not new install]

3. do a new install that wipes the disk first

4. take it to someone how knows how to troubleshoot/fix this kind of problem(s)

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