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When I try, the Windows Media Center opens up instead. If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a If the first one doesn't work try the next one.This will help remove certain processes and should restore any file associations and your desktop. You have solved my problem! find this

Based on previous thread concerning problems by this poster, especially this one, I wouldn't hold my breath for a quick return; http://forum.worldstart.com/showthread.php?t=147326 __________________ 1.Dell Inspiron 17 5759 Windows 10 64bit Firefox I'm at my wits end. files and programs) I cannot find anything in device manager that indicates a problem and after days of futile attempts in Safe Mode and everything I can think of, I'm ready System Restore will not work.

I can open IE to browse, but no Firefox, Chrome or Roboform. Before I pay some tech at Microsoft, I thought someone here might have the answer for my problem. Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Again it runs on both normal and safe-modes; the recommended is safe-mode but it is OK in normal. It will load into RAM only; and thus the hard drive is merely a resource for it to scan fully. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000208.htm __________________ BILL HP Envy Windows 10 8GB RAm 1 TB HD ____________ There MUST be TERM LIMITS on ALL politicians. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/windows-media-center-has-taken-over-my-computer/c8b22023-9fe7-4508-a1f9-bde69aa28330 I'm running 7 Home Premium on a Toshiba laptop with a 500G HD.

Correct me if I am wrong. I evidently chose Windows Media Center.Now, no matter what I do, WMC pops up. Tried resetting defaults, won't let me restore. Thanks again for the reply.

  1. Using a different User profile, I was able to scan the computer with Malwarebytes and Bitdefender and neither program found any viruses or other problems.
  2. That is a good link to have!
  3. Mike McBain, Mar 14, 2017 at 6:52 PM, in forum: Windows 7 Replies: 1 Views: 71 Mike McBain Mar 14, 2017 at 10:26 PM Thread Status: Not open for further replies.
  4. Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsSecurity and VirusGeneral Why has Windows Media Center has taken over my computer?
  5. BTW, simply typing in regedit the normal way, opens WMC even in Safe Mode.
  6. Cause: After a friend of mine purchased music from a site he has been purchasing from for awhile (legit site), he stated that unlike normal files, one album he purchased came

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Typically DVD but an external hard drive is also nice(r).There are many pests that hide within windows when its booted up; and these cannot usually be removed from within windows; hence navigate here Computing.Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. It works on 7 too. Click here to Register a free account now!

filmm, Mar 3, 2011 #9 TheOutcaste Joined: Aug 7, 2007 Messages: 9,028 Go here: File association fixes for Windows 7 and download the fix for EXE files. filmm, Mar 2, 2011 #1 Sponsor huggie54 Joined: Feb 17, 2008 Messages: 2,636 hiya try this,http://www.intowindows.com/icon-cache-rebuilder-for-windows-7/ huggie54, Mar 2, 2011 #2 filmm Thread Starter Joined: Jan 3, 2011 Messages: SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Check This Out But use custom or manual install and uncheck anything already prechecked other than the actual utility itself.

It will reboot the system as part of its process.And then go to:www.tweaking.comand download/run that excellent freebie utility - which will fix all manner of issues. Copy & Paste the contents of the log in your reply.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...Double click on Rkill to run it. I'm running 7 Home Premium on a Toshiba laptop with a 500G HD.

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I could also resolve this issue by "Backup and Restore" center, but no backup or restore points can be found? Did it give an error? Please try again now or at a later time. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

Scans by Norton and MSE show no infections. Another freebie which runs within windows (safe or normal mode). The link below describes how to repair an icon, but not the actual registry direction of where the file should open to. this contact form Your cache administrator is webmaster.

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Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2013 5:22 AM PDT In reply to: Re: exe fix BTDT. I already have an antivirus program installed, isn't that enough?http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-fre...Once onto a machine, malware can disable antivirus programs, prevent antimalware programs from downloading updates, or prevent a user from running antivirus My email works and my logins also, but I have to type "toshiba.com" in search to get started. I double checked the exe fix and it does removes the UserChoice key, so should allow you to run regedit, or any other .exe file, when double clicking them directly.

What antivirus software are you running? I'm typing this on my Gateway XP. Everytime it looks as though I'm making progress, I'm thwarted. Fortunately, my Roboform is functional.

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