Can't open files/programs on my computer

July 8, 2011 at 03:00:23
Specs: Windows XP
My computer won't let me open any files or programs that I have on my computer. I first noticed the problem when I tried to download a song to my computer. I was searching for video conversion sites to get the song on my computer then the icons on my Desktop and Start up menu turned into white pieces of paper with pictures in the middle. Whenever I try to, a box comes up saying either "search for the program on the web" or "choose a program to open the file with". When I do try to find another program to open it with it doesn't work. I can't download any files or programs from the internet. The ONLY program that will open is Google Chrome. I use Windows XP. HELP!!!

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#1
July 8, 2011 at 06:52:42
1. run PC for viruses,
2. have you installed any software recently?
3. what files are you trying to open (give the extension)

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#2
July 8, 2011 at 08:45:27
I have an anti-virus program ans I used it but it didn't do anything. I have installed software on my PC which is probably the reason why this is happening (yikes...) and the files that I'm trying to open are exe files.

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#3
July 8, 2011 at 15:24:16
cnwaoduh, See my Reply #1 in the thread at the link below. Following those instructions should correct your problem.

http://www.computing.net/answers/di...

Tufenuf


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