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Windows 7: Windows Media Center - HELP!!!!!!

31 Mar 2010   #1

windows vista
 
 
Windows Media Center - HELP!!!!!!

Hi,

I have windows 7 running on a new PB laptop and all of a sudden WMC starts up whenever the computer is started. I tried to run msconfig to disable it at startup but it just runs WMC. Also, every .exe now opens in WMC,there's no 'open with' on the right click menus either.

I tried to run CMD, but this also opens WMC.

I really can't do anything to fix this. I tried to disable WMC from control panel but it's not listed. A lot of the options in Control Panel once clicked just open WMC,it's so frustrating!!

I need to run Malwarebytes to check for anything dodgy, but again it just opens WMC.

Someone must be able to help, please

Cheers
Marbeck


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31 Mar 2010   #2

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Go to search type default programs. In default programs set it up correctly. If you need help just post.

Go to each program shown and click on for that to open all programs set by default
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31 Mar 2010   #3

windows vista
 
 

Checked that, it's setup as it should be.
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31 Mar 2010   #4

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Use system resore to go back to the good old days.

It sounds like malware.
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31 Mar 2010   #5

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If you cannot get malwarebytes to work try this online scan.

SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Online Scanner
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31 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 - 32 bit Ultimate
 
 

I concur use system restore............
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31 Mar 2010   #7

windows vista
 
 

Thanks for the replies - thing is EVERYTHING starts up WMC - System restore, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc.

I'm stuck.
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31 Mar 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to search type default programs. In default programs set it up correctly. If you need help just post.

Go to each program shown and click on for that to open all programs set by default
Do this manually
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31 Mar 2010   #9

windows vista
 
 

Ok,will try that and will post my results (will be tomorrow now).

It's getting so annoying, WMC keeps starting by itself too, everytime I close it it opens again...arrgghhhh
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01 Apr 2010   #10

windows vista
 
 

Quote:
Go to search type default programs. In default programs set it up correctly. If you need help just post.

Go to each program shown and click on for that to open all programs set by default
Ok, done that, hasn't made a difference.
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