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no program link working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lenny109, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. lenny109

    lenny109 Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    I recently had a virus/malware problem (av.exe) that I managed to cure
    reasonably easily with CCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Now hardly
    any of my program shortcut links work and neither do any of the control
    panel links. (c:/Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Application not found)

    The programs work when they are linked to the actual program exe but non of
    the shortcuts. Is there anyway of getting these links working again and also
    how do I allow the shortcuts in Control Panel to work again?
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Hi,
    > I recently had a virus/malware problem (av.exe) that I managed to cure
    > reasonably easily with CCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Now hardly
    > any of my program shortcut links work and neither do any of the control
    > panel links. (c:/Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Application not found)
    >
    > The programs work when they are linked to the actual program exe but non of
    > the shortcuts. Is there anyway of getting these links working again and also
    > how do I allow the shortcuts in Control Panel to work again?
    >
    >


    Please try the following link to Doug Knox's web site and run the fix
    for the .LNK Files:

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

    Bernd
     
  3. lenny109

    lenny109 Flightless Bird

    Thanks for that. Now most of my links work OK but the IE one from the start
    menu still asks me to choose the program to open the file. If I choose
    internet explorer it starts to open but then changes to a normal folder page
    (C:/Documements and Settings\User


    "Bernd" <fake@gmx.de> wrote in message
    news:-O%23TBel0sKHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    >> Hi,
    >> I recently had a virus/malware problem (av.exe) that I managed to cure
    >> reasonably easily with CCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Now hardly
    >> any of my program shortcut links work and neither do any of the control
    >> panel links. (c:/Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Application not found)
    >>
    >> The programs work when they are linked to the actual program exe but non
    >> of the shortcuts. Is there anyway of getting these links working again
    >> and also how do I allow the shortcuts in Control Panel to work again?

    >
    > Please try the following link to Doug Knox's web site and run the fix for
    > the .LNK Files:
    >
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
    >
    > Bernd
     
  4. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    lenny109 wrote:
    > Thanks for that. Now most of my links work OK but the IE one from the start
    > menu still asks me to choose the program to open the file. If I choose
    > internet explorer it starts to open but then changes to a normal folder page
    > (C:/Documements and Settings\User
    >
    >
    > "Bernd" <fake@gmx.de> wrote in message
    > news:-O%23TBel0sKHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >>
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I recently had a virus/malware problem (av.exe) that I managed to cure
    >>> reasonably easily with CCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Now hardly
    >>> any of my program shortcut links work and neither do any of the control
    >>> panel links. (c:/Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Application not found)
    >>>
    >>> The programs work when they are linked to the actual program exe but non
    >>> of the shortcuts. Is there anyway of getting these links working again
    >>> and also how do I allow the shortcuts in Control Panel to work again?

    >> Please try the following link to Doug Knox's web site and run the fix for
    >> the .LNK Files:
    >>
    >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
    >>
    >> Bernd


    Then either the .exe or .html associations could be damaged.. run those
    fixes from the same site.

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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