Can open some exe files but not others.

August 27, 2012 at 08:57:16
Specs: Windows 7
Can open some .exe files but not others. Windows 7. Acrobat, IE, other programs will not open. Cannot open them using their .exe files from Windows explorer either. Notepad and IE 64bit will open just fine.

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#1
August 27, 2012 at 12:16:18
Try opening from CMD

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#2
August 27, 2012 at 14:49:25
It worked but I really don't want to have to do that again.

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#3
August 27, 2012 at 15:26:48
Oops. It didn't work. It cannot find the path. I was only able to open IE 64 bit from cmd.

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#4
August 27, 2012 at 15:35:57
Ok -- found the path. Still won't open in cmd.
(Sorry - I talk to myself a lot.)

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#5
August 27, 2012 at 15:44:09
if they worked before....do a system restore back to before the problem

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#6
August 27, 2012 at 16:14:43
Some background. My husband called and said he was having an issue. He called back and said he ran VAIO Care and the problem was fixed. Since he was able to run IE, he was satisfied. I tried to restore to before he ran the VC. Message stated the restore was completed successfully but it the same. The IE 64 bit in the program folder starts fine. The IE in the program (x86) folder will not. That and notepad are the only ones that seem to work. When I click on other .exe files, the hourglass shows then stops. I just tried to load an MS Office document and received a message "There was a problem sending the command to the program"

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#7
August 27, 2012 at 16:54:37
do a quick scan with malwarebytes and fix all it finds

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#8
August 27, 2012 at 17:03:46
Can't run it. I have only found IE 64 bit and notepad will run. I tried downloading a new Malwarebytes with no success. It will download but not run.

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#9
August 27, 2012 at 17:12:09
Download the MalwareBytes file and Save it to the desktop rather than running it.

If it still refuses to run change its file extension from exe to one of these and run it again:

com
bat
cmd

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
August 27, 2012 at 17:23:21
No go for setup.


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#11
August 27, 2012 at 17:29:45
"No go for setup"

You double clicked the desktop file and nothing happened? You could try from Safe Mode.

First try the EXE fix from here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...
If it fixes the problem you still need to run MalwareBytes.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#12
August 27, 2012 at 18:12:24
I had previously tried the .exe fix to no avail. Just tried safemode with the extensions given. It open and asks if I want to run the program then the hourglass. It does this with each of the extensions given.

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