Can't access any programs including internet

March 8, 2010 at 09:58:09
Specs: Windows XP
Can't open any program on laptop. Always ask what program to open with. Able to access task manager, I see explorer running as process but no internet open. When trying to open Explorer, select program to be open, wants to download iexeplorer to run. What I do?

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March 8, 2010 at 11:15:32
Confused Dan,
See Response Number 4 in the thread at the link below.

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.


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March 9, 2010 at 16:09:49
Thank you Tufenuf.
Very helpful.
Now the only thing I can not access is the internet. When I try to launch IE it just goes blank. I have run C-Cleaner but was unable to run Malwarebyte Anti-malware. It shuts the system down.
I have also tried the IEFIX from the link you sent me to.
Any ideas on what I can do next to get to the internet?

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March 9, 2010 at 18:14:02
Try this, it may help if your IE settings were altered.

Go to start> control panel> internet options> connections> lan settings> uncheck the box beside "use a proxy server, etc." and check the box beside " automatically detect setting"> ok> ok.

Then try to connect to the net, if unable to connect restart the computer and try again.

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