Can't run exe files

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium (oem)
August 16, 2013 at 05:42:38
Specs: Win7, 8g
I have the same problem, can't run exe files except notepad and cmd, regedit and snipping tool.
I started iexplorer, It run but closed after less then a min.
I think that the problem happened when I had electrical blackout.
I check the ram and run chkdsk from safe mode but still nothing.
I tried to uninstall programs or remove last windows update but couldn't run it.
I tried to restore the system but the process didn't succeed.
An idea?
Thanks

See More: Cant run exe files

Report •

#1
August 16, 2013 at 05:50:27
Hi Jaronson,

Please perform virus scan in Safe Mode using malwarebytes. Click the link mentioned below for malwarebytes:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Also perform file association fix using the link mentioned below:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


Report •

#2
August 16, 2013 at 07:41:26
Thanks DellManshus
Thanks for the quick reply.

I downloaded the reg file for exe and followed the reg values. They look same as mine.
I will run it very soon after updateing my documents.
I really curios how come some of the exe files run fine like the calculator, paint, notepad etc but some don't.
I think that the issue is with the 64 bytes files.
Thanks again


Report •

#3
August 16, 2013 at 10:25:46
Yep, the EXE fix is what you need. This could be due to a virus (past or present) which might be why it was selective.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 16, 2013 at 11:47:55
Thanks Derek.
I tried it but it didn't work.
Same problem.

I think I should run windows 7 repair. Hope it will fix it.

Thanks anyway.


Report •

#5
August 16, 2013 at 12:04:48
Did MalwareBytes freebie find anything (first link #1)? It often finds what AV's miss.

Windows 7 repair is an option but if the issue is due to a virus then it is unlikely to eradicate it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#6
August 16, 2013 at 12:20:45
Thanks Derek.
Probably it isn't a virus.
I had several electrical blackouts in a row and the next time I sat on the computer I found it.
I run chkdsk again, on my third time, hope it will fix it.

Thanks a lot.


Report •

#7
August 16, 2013 at 12:39:11
Still worth running MalwareBytes just in case.

Also you could try sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt to see if it replaces any corrupted Windows files..

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

Ask Question