Media Center has taken control of my daughters laptop

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  1. Posts : 292
    Windows 7 Professional
       #1

    Media Center has taken control of my daughters laptop


    My daughter tried to sync her music with a new MP3 player she got for Christmas. After syncing the music, WMC has taken over everything. Desktop Icons, etc. all open WMC. I cannot go to system restore. I cannot go to internet explorer. They all open WMC. Please help.
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  2. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #2

    Its a new computer can you get to system restore in safe mode?
    Safe Mode
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  3. Posts : 292
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #3

    When I click on system restore in safe mode, it takes me to WMC, just like it does in normal mode. It seems like it is an icon issue of some kind, but I can't figure out what to do to correct it. Next idea pleas, and thanks.
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  4. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #4

    Do you have anything on the computer that will make you sad to lose
    Pics, etc
    Its new so there should not be too much.
    I just want to know so that I know what options are availble. We do not have to worry about that now.
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  5. Posts : 292
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #5

    The computer is not new. It is a year old. The music player is what is new.
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  6. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #6

    It sounds like an association problem. I am looking for a way to change it in your present condition.
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  7. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #7

    Run the fixit from the following link and check if that helps you fix this issue.
    When you run an .exe file on a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer, the file may start a different program

    If there is no way to use the program, in you condition, we will try another alternative.
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  8. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #8

    Maybe we can get System Restore working like this:

    1. Press WIN+R to get the Run box
    2. Paste %systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe into the run box, click OK
    3. That should bring up System Restore and hopefully you can go from there.


    PS: for Richards suggestion you will need a browser working. You can start IE by pasting this into the Run box: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" (including the quotes) Hopefully that will work.
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  9. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #9

    If whs idea does not work go with this

    If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
    Create Recovery DVD

    The Windows 7 recovery disk is used to boot Seven when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
    System Recovery Options

    If Windows will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

    If Windows still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
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    Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot. Startup Repair

    Problems starting up a PC can be tricky to fix, since Windows hasnít had a chance to load its arsenal of troubleshooting tools. Some people simply give up and reinstall Windows.
    Startup Repair is designed to prevent a time-consuming reinstallation by diagnosing and repairing problems that prevent Windows from booting. Introduced in Windows Vista, Startup Repair is even easier to use because Windows 7 now installs it on your hard drive for you.

    Click this bar to view the full image. The Startup Repair tool in Windows 7 can help fix problems that prevent Windows from booting up.



    Get help

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  10. Posts : 292
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Sorry guys. Neither one works. I can't get to IE to click on the link, and when I do the run command, it does not find it.
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