Computer Can't Run Any Files

July 20, 2009 at 08:16:29
Specs: Windows XP
We just started having this problem yesturday, my daughter said she saw a strange file called "Uninstall.exe" and got rid of it. But after she did the computer can't open any .EXE, .lNK, or .LNK files. We really need help and I can only find forums with one of these problems not all three.

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#1
July 20, 2009 at 17:01:57
Wendio61,
Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.

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

If you can't run the file do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

Note: If you can't access the Internet with the problem computer use another computer to download the reg file fix onto a CD, thumb drive, or floppy and transfer the file to the problem computer.

After that .reg file is merged into the registry successfully restart your computer.

Tufenuf


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#2
July 21, 2009 at 11:23:47
That seemed to not work, Windows says it cannot open this file.

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#3
July 21, 2009 at 11:31:02
At what point does Windows say it can't open the file?

Have you tried these instructions I posted in my first reply?

If you can't run the file do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

Tufenuf


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#4
July 21, 2009 at 14:52:59
It says it went I head to task manager and go to run new task. It says "Windows cannot open this file: REGEDIT.exe"
My computer can't run .exe

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#5
July 21, 2009 at 15:15:09
Wendio61, Did you hold the Ctrl key down when you clicked New Task (Run) as the istructions I posted showed?

"Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open."

Tufenuf



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#6
July 21, 2009 at 19:48:08
I fallowed everything you said, I'm 16 so it was kinda hard to fallow but it work! The whole family thanks you!

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#7
July 21, 2009 at 19:52:37
Wendio61, Good job and glad to see the problem is fixed & Thanks for posting back to let us know.


Tufenuf


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#8
August 20, 2009 at 19:22:05
how do u download the file from
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...
as far as i can tell u cant

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#9
August 23, 2009 at 21:27:28
Yea, I'm having the same issue. Every time I click on the link in line 12, it just open the registry file itself and doesn't provide me with the option to download it.

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#10
August 24, 2009 at 05:43:00
emfatikrevenge, "Yea, I'm having the same issue. Every time I click on the link in line 12, it just open the registry file itself and doesn't provide me with the option to download it."

You may want to use Internet Explorer to download it.

If that's the case then right click the link on line 12 and choose "Save target as" and save it to yoir hard drive.

Tufenuf



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#11
September 23, 2009 at 12:43:56
Thanks for the help. I do IT work locally, and this saved my butt after a particularly grueling ant-malware session. I have to say that I looked at the size & scope of that registry edit, and almost bailed on this. That is the scariest regedit I've ever done, but it worked for me...

Here is one more tip:

This system was so hosed, I could not even run stuff from the Run... method described above. I *was* able to run regedit by browsing to Regedit (in \Windows), and then right-clicking and selecting "Run as...", and then unchecking the box for "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity".

Now all I gotta do is get the network stack back to working :-)

-Dave
http://www.LocalHeroTechSupport.com


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#12
October 11, 2009 at 17:06:24
Thanks to your advice to another person, I was able to get rid of my problem! Thanks so very much! It has been a tiring week trying to fix this. I used the 2nd part of Response #1 and it worked like a charm! God bless you for your help!

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#13
October 28, 2009 at 06:01:37
Windows errors related to uninstall.exe?

uninstall.exe in most cases is an uninstallation program connected to a particular product, which executes only when an uninstall has been initiated. If this program is persistently running, and using cpu/memory time there is a chance this may be a malicious program, where-by it should be terminated.We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify uninstall.exe related errors.


Other instances of UNINSTALL.EXE:

1) uninstall.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Click here to run a free registry scan now.

2) uninstall.exe is a process belonging to an advertising program. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Click here to run a free registry scan now.


Warning: Multiple instances of UNINSTALL may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.


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#14
December 1, 2009 at 13:11:09
Wow, amazed. I thought I threw everything I had at this one... and then your solution, poof! and it all seems to work. Now I can start re-installing all the false suspects.

Thank you so much.


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#15
December 21, 2009 at 19:28:26
Ok. no luck here. All .exe files unexecutable, can't access REGEDIT (either thru RUN or by using RUN gpedit.msc). I've tried the UnHook.inf as well to restore access to the REGEDIT, but still no luck.

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#16
December 24, 2009 at 06:09:48
PCRook, Try the "regtools.vbs - Disable/Enable Registry Editing tools in Windows" vbs file fix at the link below.

http://www.dougknox.com/security/sc...

Tufenuf


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