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Windows 7: Window 7 cannot run "some EXE" files.

6 Days Ago   #1
morrisauk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Window 7 cannot run "some EXE" files.

I have searched arount, i have tried to implement the exe file associations in the registry, I have run checkdisk, I have run SFC /SCANNOW, Which found corrupted files but was unable to fix, I have cleaned the registry but still no help, i have checked for malware and viruses. I wanted to repair the windows installation but cannot run the setup.exe.
Among other .exe it cannot run are msconfig, device manager, systemproperties*.exe, UAC, Network properties and some other programs.
The error i get "windows cannot find"path\to\file.exe". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and try again."
most of these are running in SAFE MODE

This system has run with no problems for circa 30Months


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6 Days Ago   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum morrisauk.

Is your computer hooked to a network or domain?
Are you the administrator of the computer and network or domain?

Jack
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6 Days Ago   #3
morrisauk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Not on Domain

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Welcome to our forum morrisauk.

Is your computer hooked to a network or domain?
Are you the administrator of the computer and network or domain?

Jack
The computer is not on a domain but work group. Its My Laptop and yes I am the administrator
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6 Days Ago   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

From what i can find that comp does not come with Ultimate, therefor you must have upgraded it.
Suggest you run a repair install using the upgrade media, as you have made changes to the registry.

Roy
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6 Days Ago   #5
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Check and see if you have Smartscreen Filter turned on, if you do, then shut if off before you run those EXEs.
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5 Days Ago   #6
morrisauk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
Check and see if you have Smartscreen Filter turned on, if you do, then shut if off before you run those EXEs.
Yes it was turned on. I have turned it off and nothing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
From what i can find that comp does not come with Ultimate, therefor you must have upgraded it.
Suggest you run a repair install using the upgrade media, as you have made changes to the registry.

Roy
I acquired the laptop and made a clean install of ultimate. And that's the setup.exe I say also not running
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3 Days Ago   #7
morrisauk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Clean Install

Looks like a clean install is inevitable no?

Discoveries
Another thing i have realized. Inside "Administrative tools" nothing is there except "Print Management" and "Windows Powershell modules" and they aren't running too

I have enabled the administrator account and it is running the windows 7 setup.exe, but now i have an error that the installed version is more updated than the one I am trying to upgrade to. How can I ignore that. I just need the installation repaired
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