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Windows 7: Open not working/ .exe disabled

27 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Open not working/ .exe disabled

Hi folks,

I know this is a common problem & this was caused by a worm. It's on a Packard Bell running Win 7 Ultimate.

I killed the virus by running an AVG command line scan booted from a USB stick. The PC is now clean, but the 'Open' command does not work. Right-click followed by 'Run' does.

I've tried the usual stuff such as allocating .exe to exefile & it accepts the command; likewise the registry entry for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Exefile\ seems to be correctly set to "%1"%*, but it still won't work. I'm obviously missing something and any help would be appreciated.

Oh, one small problem; the machine belongs to a Dutch girl. Almost everything is in Dutch & I don't have a word of Dutch.

Thanks in advance.

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27 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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Try running the system file checker.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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