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Report EMI IS AWESOME- Mar 29, 2010 08:55PM OMG OMG EMI I LOVE YOU!!!!! Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums: Talk To Other Members Notification Of Responses To Questions Favorite Forums One Click Access Keyword Search Of All Posts, And More... Report Miraj- Mar 9, 2010 05:10AM Thanks for the file association fix from Dougs website....helped save me from doing a full vista restore.....THANKS AGAIN and God Bless you! Mine is like SP2 or SP1. http://pdctoday.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-start-up-error.php

bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial44.html –greyDrifter Sep 3 '09 at 4:02 the WinLogon/Shell one is the most common attack target for malware. Usually it just screws my system in other ways. Your AWESOME! Report mjew- Apr 10, 2010 02:15AM Awesome!!

can anyone help please?? Report what- Apr 7, 2010 06:06PM i have a problem I go to start >all programs and almost all folders say empty I cant go on paint and other things Report Report nele- Oct 23, 2009 01:59AM Great stuff, thank you for sharing information.. WIndows Sharing Problem, Please help microsoft edge trouble Translate © 2016 Advanced PC Media LLC, all rights reserved.

Next this you know, it locked up my system after the logon screen and I started freakin out. GOD BLESS YOU! Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - checked errors by The_JZA / July 4, 2008 12:13 AM PDT In reply to: Yes, There are several others I tried looking through im going crazy trying to figure this out please help!!!!

nothing would run that had an .exe extension. Try to remember when you first saw your error message and what you did on your computer just prior to that. I had installed the latest security upgrades when this started, and icon disappeared a few days ago. Advertisement ^ 2) See if a System Restore helps you. 3) Open command prompt as admin and Run sfc /scannow. 4) Back up your Windows Registry first, and then open regedit

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  2. Report Lost- Mar 18, 2010 10:29PM Thought I was in luck when I found all these comments about the dougknox fix.
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  4. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Yes, There are several others by trublubush / July 3, 2008 2:48 PM PDT In reply to: checked explorer.exe Hit the 'Start' button,
  5. http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm "The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry) file.
  6. Then choose browse and find your virus exe.
  7. So I stupid-idly did a reboot.
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  9. Report bookcoach- Oct 21, 2009 01:13PM I tried the dougknox fix but it didn't work.
  10. Report donlemon- Mar 29, 2010 12:05AM thank you u've saved my pc Report me- Mar 29, 2010 11:53AM hi Ive had the same problem and OMG you've jus saved my computer,

View all 49 comments Report Abhi- Mar 29, 2009 12:29PM I did the same but its still now working. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-25384-unable-to-open-any-programs-in-windows-xp Report Tom- Jan 31, 2010 03:14PM Thank you soo much, it totaly worked fast and easy. Make sure only ‘explorer.exe‘ is given the value of Shell. Return to Forum Home Latest Posts On-screen keyboard HP envy printer AVAST - bcuengine.dll Issue New built Windows 10 Upgrade UAC Access Wireless icon yellow triangle My computer wont recognize my

Help! this contact form Sign in to follow this Followers 0 Windows XP: "Cannot start shell application"? What should I do? Several functions may not work.

Close Reply To This Thread Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature. FYI - the doug knox Windows XP fix also works for Vista. Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: "Cannot start shell application"? have a peek here After almost a month I was starting to give up, Thanks so much Emi.

A command window doesn't even pop up. Report boredsilly- Mar 16, 2010 11:04PM THANK U, u saved me soooo much work, this has saved me from throwing my laptop at a puppy and/or a child... This was the first time that particular maleware bs actually messed with my exe file extensions and stuff.

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Works on Vista, maybe xp. I opened task manager immediately and closed Firefox, which the software hijacks temporarily to make a fake anti-virus scan window. While that may not necessarily be the problem, its something to think about first. Check This Out I did try to get to system restore through safe mode but it does the same thing in safe mode.

Fun the check. Select System 6. Browse other questions tagged windows batch-file vbscript or ask your own question. You are really great.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. I opened the fix as a text and got into regedit and everything matched up. If the user is not an administrator then you need to use the runas command line tool to run the new cmd process as an administrator user. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the

file it asked me what program to open the exe. thank you again Report darryll› Lynn - Apr 27, 2010 05:43PM thanks suspect ...............................worked an only took 30 seconds to fix.