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Windows 7: media player opens as default for IE

09 Jun 2012   #11
rdevo

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ps. I can't turn the media player off, it wont open a window to get me there, it only tries to open it in media player


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09 Jun 2012   #12
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rdevo mate, I have never used Toshiba, but the methods to restore factory settings are more or less the same. This guide should help you in restoring to factory settings : Toshiba Laptop - Reset to factory settings
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09 Jun 2012   #13
rdevo

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cheers mate I'll give it a go
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09 Jun 2012   #14
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdevo View Post
cheers mate I'll give it a go
best of your luck
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09 Jun 2012   #15
rdevo

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no go
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09 Jun 2012   #16
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdevo View Post
no go
Dont worry, I am asking for more help, some fresh and better ideas will be obtained to deal with it.
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09 Jun 2012   #17
rdevo

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good doogs, because i have no idea lol
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09 Jun 2012   #18
NoelDP

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I suspect that Norton is the basic problem here - but that doesn't expalin why a factory restore doesn't work.
What exactly happened when you attempted the recovery?

In the meantime, it sounds as if your default action for .exe files has been reset to WMP.
I would suggest resetting the default association using the following procedure

You can do this by creating a .REG file with these lines in it...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids]
"exefile"=hex(0):

Use cut/paste to copy these five lines to an editor like Notepad and then save the file with a .REG file extension. Copy the file to the misbehaving machine and double click on it (or right click and select Merge). You will likely have to say OK to a number of different things (the user access control and the registry editor for certain) but afterward (and a restart to be certain) the system EXE association should come back.
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09 Jun 2012   #19
rdevo

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cheers Noel I'll let you know how i go
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09 Jun 2012   #20
rdevo

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the factory restore was from the hard drive, you hold down the zero key and start the computer, they say wait for it to beep, after 3 goes and 5 to 10 minutes of holding the key down, nothing happened
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