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Windows 7: "File not found" when launching an executable

20 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
"File not found" when launching an executable

If I launch an executable file on my system (it doesn't matter if it is on a DVD or on my HDD) it prompts the "File not found." error, but when I rename it, it works like a charm.
For instance I had to unpack the Origin's installer and launch the exe within to install the client because it didnt launch otherwise.

Sad times, I tried chkdsk, checked with HDD sentinel and didnt find anything wrong.

Any ideas? Maybe a Windows service has been disabled or just decided to go to a vacation.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

It might have something to do with permissions
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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