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Windows 7: Control panel, my computer, or any folders were unable to open

07 Dec 2014   #1
trek

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Control panel, my computer, or any folders were unable to open

The Control panel, my computer, or any folders on my laptop was unable to open.
I am using windows 7 Home premium 64bit.
1. Hitting Control Panel- Upon a click on the control panel it won't open, and instead a message box error header appears {26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0 with this body message "This file does not have a associated program with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel" when I click "ok" another message popped up with a different error header "Explorer.exe" having the same body message "This file does not have a associated program with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel"
2. Hitting my Computer - Upon a click on my Computer again a message box appears saying
"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Computer Management.Ink"
Unspecified Error
3. Hitting any folders - nothing happen, i cant open any folders

I cannot access nor open my Windows explorer as well. I've gone though the process of sfc scannow and system restore but i got nothing to solve my issue. Windows repair install on the other hand, won't allow me to continue to install for it prompt me an error saying "Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer."

what shall i do? please help.


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07 Dec 2014   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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07 Dec 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trek View Post
The Control panel, my computer, or any folders on my laptop was unable to open.
I am using windows 7 Home premium 64bit.
1. Hitting Control Panel- Upon a click on the control panel it won't open, and instead a message box error header appears {26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0 with this body message "This file does not have a associated program with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel" when I click "ok" another message popped up with a different error header "Explorer.exe" having the same body message "This file does not have a associated program with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel"
2. Hitting my Computer - Upon a click on my Computer again a message box appears saying
"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Computer Management.Ink"
Unspecified Error
3. Hitting any folders - nothing happen, i cant open any folders

I cannot access nor open my Windows explorer as well. I've gone though the process of sfc scannow and system restore but i got nothing to solve my issue. Windows repair install on the other hand, won't allow me to continue to install for it prompt me an error saying "Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer."

what shall i do? please help.
Have you checked for a virus or malware? If not, that would be a good starting point. If you have, what program(s) did you use?
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07 Dec 2014   #4
trek

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
I followed your link and all regs seems fine, also the default association for shortcuts (lnk) were doing well.
yet the issue wasn't solve.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2014   #5
trek

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trek View Post
The Control panel, my computer, or any folders on my laptop was unable to open.
I am using windows 7 Home premium 64bit.
1. Hitting Control Panel- Upon a click on the control panel it won't open, and instead a message box error header appears {26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0 with this body message "This file does not have a associated program with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel" when I click "ok" another message popped up with a different error header "Explorer.exe" having the same body message "This file does not have a associated program with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel"
2. Hitting my Computer - Upon a click on my Computer again a message box appears saying
"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Computer Management.Ink"
Unspecified Error
3. Hitting any folders - nothing happen, i cant open any folders

I cannot access nor open my Windows explorer as well. I've gone though the process of sfc scannow and system restore but i got nothing to solve my issue. Windows repair install on the other hand, won't allow me to continue to install for it prompt me an error saying "Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer."

what shall i do? please help.
Have you checked for a virus or malware? If not, that would be a good starting point. If you have, what program(s) did you use?
I run virus scan and malware but nothing was found for the trace of any virus, all are ok. I'm using avast antivirus and malwarebytes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2015   #6
tseax

7 Bld 7057 x64
 
 
Same Problem - no fixes yet

I've had this issue occur in Windows 8.1 and just now in Windows 10 RTM. The lack of a fix means yet another Windows reinstallation
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