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Windows 7: Entire computer crash

15 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Entire computer crash


My computer is running on Windows 7 32bit and one morning when I put my computer on, all the software was gone. (except for adobe) At least that is what the computer displayed. With some difficulty I managed to open some programmes. In addition all shortcuts didn't work anymore and I couldn't open .exe files or any files whatshower. I cannot find the virus scanner anymore and system recovery doesn't work. Same problem when I boot into safe mode.

Anyone an idea what could be wrong and maybe someone has got a solution.

Waiting for your responses.

Kind regards,


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15 May 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums Geert.

Use this tutorial for the .lnk (LNK) and .exe associations.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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15 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
No succes

This doesn't work as well. Still no possibility to open programmes. Still no working shortcuts.
Any other solutions? And still cannot open .exe files
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15 May 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Did you log off and back on after Merging the reg files? If so, try rebooting too.

The only other thing to try first is a system restore.
System Restore
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