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Error when opening C:\Program Files

Q: Error when opening C:\Program Files

I tried opening a program from C:\Program Files then this error popped up.

Maybe my registry cleaner has caused the problem

A: Error when opening C:\Program Files

Do you have Google Toolbar or Yahoo! Toolbar installed?

EDIT: Also, for a temporary fix, don't view in Thumbnail or Slideshow view. It postpones it sometimes, but not always.

I've found that some people solved the problem by uninstalling seemingly random programs. I've found the most common issue is having 3rd party add-ons enabled in Internet Explorer, which is odd that it would affect Explorer.

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I am using Windows Service Pack 3 and everything was working fine, but today when I opened a DOS file second time, I got an error " Another program is currently using this file". And it continues for every DOS file. Even I tried to open them in command prompt, but even there I am getting the same error.

Can you please help me for this as I have to use DOS files many times a day.

Thanking you.

I downloaded the HJT Software and run a scan, so I got a log file which is attached herewith.
Hope anyone will guide me further.

A:Having an error " Another program is currently using this file" while opening DOS Files

Sorry, your post is not clear. When you say 'opened a Dos file' what do you mean? Do you mean 'RUN a Dos PROGRAM'? And why do you say 'second time' ?

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I somehow got infected by the "Windows Antispyware Pro" virus. I used steps listed on another site to remove the virus by removing some files and changing a few things in the registry. This removed most of the malware but occasionally it pops back up again, just not as severe as originally.. BUT... I must have changed something in the registry because now most of my program and installation files with not start. The computer processes them for a few moments and then nothing happens. I have a program to remove the rest of the malware, but because I can't open it, I can't finish fixing this problem.

Help Please??

p.s. Tried running D.D.S. and it's telling me the sort utility is encountering errors. Also tried running GMER but this will not open because of the problem mentioned above.


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About a week ago my computer got a virus which resulted in the security center not opening. After running malware to get rid of the virus I ended up having to use system restore. I restored to a week or two prior and it seemed to fix the problem. However, I soon began noticing new problems. When I open a program, either from the desktop or start menu, a window would pop up asking how to open it. I had to select the program from program files to open just about anything. A problem I have been coming across is not all programs listed in my start menu are the same as the ones listed in program files. A lot of them occur in one but not the other, making it difficult to open much. I tried using Skype yesterday and it gave me a window saying it couldn't find the file and didn't give me the option of another way to open it. I tried redownloading Skype, and it couldn't find a program to open the download with. My computer is starting to run slower and act really confused. I was going to attempt another system restore but the program file is not showing up to open backup and restore. Please help!


A:program files not opening properly

Hello, system restore rarely cures a virus infection as it usually will get in the restore points also. You should start over with cleaning up the malware, then when clean , make a new restore point and discard any others, but for now, you will need to start the process of cleaning up the computer. Most common malware lately is Zero Access which has a rootkit involved. You will need one on one advice from a Malware removal Expert to actually get cleaned up .

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Hi, I have been trying to figure this out for over 12 hours now. I'm exhausted.

I had a virus trojan and deleted a bunch of files that were slowing my computer down. Well, unfortunately now anything ending with "exe" won't open.

I get the windows cannot open this file (insert file name ending in exe) please choose the program to open it from a list or use the web to find it for you.

I can't open anything that needs to run, no programs, my antivirus software, nothing.

Please help. I also cannot system restore or use any xp tools to fix it due to those needing to run as well and they all end in "exe"

What runs "exe" files or programs?

thank you!

A:Solved: xp not opening program files

Nothing opens exe's. Try this fix:

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My exe. programs are opening with adobe reader. How do I get them back to the right ones? I have windows 7 and a Dell Inspiron One.

A:Program files opening with adobe reader

Try the EXE file association fix -

Regards. . .



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When I open php file/s it opens a dialog asking for which program would you like to open it with, so I chose Notepad, and checked the default opens within notepad, but everytime I do access php file/s the default does'nt take effect it still displays the dialog, even though the default checkbox is checked? :S

Gets kind of annoying, especially since I have countless php files (in the middle of dev) and when editing I have to constantly go through that dialog process.

Did'nt have this problem on my Vista. :/

A:[SOLVED] When opening PHP files default program dialog?

strange that it doesn't set the default after you tell it to
i'd suggest taking a look at your registered file types (few dif ways to get to it) control panel > folder options > File Types (tab) > scroll down to the PHP extension & try changing it there maybe..
(click advanced tab once you select that extension too, make sure everything is set properly)

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I recently ran into an issue where this installation on Windows 7 Pro 32-bit is trying to open up all my programs in Word, they all have the MS word icon as well, so for instance, when I click on Nero, it will try to open it up in word and we get an error because it is not a word file. This is on all Program .exe files. There are no options to change the file association in the default programs in control panel. I have only seen a few fixes for this which involve the registry, I have checked these, however, all registry keys are correct. System restore fails as well, have tried multiple restore points to no avail. We have also ran norton, and malwarebytes on the system is it runs clean. I am not sure where to go from here. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:.exe program files opening with Microsoft word by default

Hello Wingsfan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like your EXE file associations has been set wrong. You can download and merge the exe download in the tutorial below to restore all of the default associations and settings for the exe file extension.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,

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We have a Windows XP (Service Pack 2) that sorts the files according to date (rather than name as usually), when the user is in the Open File dialogue of any program (Adobe Creative Suite products, Microsoft Office programs etc.). The user can re-sort the files by clicking the sorting buttons in the dialogue window, but doing so every time we open a file feels a bit boring.

In Windows Explorer the folders are sorted aplhabetically, so the explanation cannot be that it fetches the sorting priority from the settings of Windows Explorer.

Any ideas how to fix the problem?

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Whether it be Firefox, Outlook, Photoshop, Excel, etc nearly every time I try to save/open/attach a file on local drive, that program kinda freezes for a brief period of time. I dont understand why and dont know how to troubleshoot it.

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it always prompts me to choose a program from a list rather than opening by do i fix this?

A:Solved: opening EXE files always prompts to choose program from list !!

this one also:
In that list, find the .EXE file fix and Save it to a folder location, My Documents folder for example....find the downloaded .zip file and right click and select "Extract ALL > extract TO the default folder named the same as the .zip file you saved.....then, open the decompressed
folder and run the enclosed fix. That should resolve the .exe file association problem. Do same for the .LNK file fix.......let us know.
You may have been a victim of malware- has there been any indication of malware being found recently??

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Recently, I was invaded by tons of malaware and spyware. Nonetheless, I downloaded Spybot Search and Destroy, Ewido Security Suite, Ewido Malaware, Ad-aware, CwShredder and HijackThis! I got rid of much of the problem, but now I have noticed that my computer has slowed down tremendously.First, I continuously experience popups from ad.firstadsolution, they pop up 2-4 at a time, and happen approx. every five minutes.Second of course, my computer has drastically slowed down. Certain programmes experience a freezing state, but eventually go back to being unfrozen.Lastly, everytime my computer starts, C:\Program Files\Common opens and I have noticed that the programmes that once started up in my task bar in the corner, no longer start.Here is a copy of my HijackThis! report.-----------Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:10:53 AM, on 2/20/2006Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSC00.exeC:\WINDOWS\sys025144999911.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

A:Ad.firstadsolution - Computer Slowdown - C:\program Files\common Opening

Also, I would like to add that regarding the problem of the folder opening every startup, I have checked msconfig and followed the steps prescribed in a previous thread that was posted on here some time ago - and still, nothing.

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I use a program called Juice to download Podcasts and today when I went to open it I got the message Error Occured See the Log File Crogram Files\Juice\Juiceexe.log

I'm guessing that it is a hidden file because when I went to Crogram Files\Juice there was no exe.log

How do I get to that file?

I just wanted to add that I figured out how to see the hidden files but that exe.log still doesn't show.


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Little strange, I'm aware, but having trouble opening program in windows 7 pro 64 on a mac air in boot camp. This is the corresponding log to what I get when I attempt to open the program. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: CLR20r3
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: ssinterface.exe
P3: 54e29ac7
P4: SSInterface
P6: 54e29ac7
P7: 7d
P8: c6
P9: System.InvalidOperationException

Attached files:

These files may be available here:
C:\Users\bknut\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_ssinterface.exe_f0febfb386 c0635ae8e74439166951b53828fb3_0dca1ed5

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 1e72d0dc-6d36-11e5-9819-8ac0fc201202
Report Status: 1

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when i try to open this certain program, i keep getting the error message " REGISTRY EDITING DISABLED BY ADMINISTRATOR" . how do i go about enabling my registry editing capabilities?

A:error message when opening a program

here your profile is limited on the normal user privileges.. meaning u cannot install softwares that adds new values to the registry. u need the administrator to add ur account under the security tab of each of the files, regedit.exe and regedt32.exe .. otherwize, see if u can get the local administrator password, login and install the program ..

or maybe a policy, .. start > run > type gpedit.msc and press enter.
expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates >System .. u'll find "Disable registry editing tools" .. if it's enabled, then it's active. u can change it to disabled.

Mahmood Alnasheet

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I am trying to install and use the Disc2Phone program for the Sony Ericsson W800 phone, but I keep getting this same error message.
D2P.exe - No debugger found.
Registered JIT debugger is not available. An attempt to launch a JIT debugger with the following command resulted in an error code of 0x2(2). Please check computer settings

cordbg.exe !a 0xcc4

I don?t know where to start to fix this problem. Thanks for any help I can get. Mashu

A:Error Opening Disc2phone Program

Hi Mashu.Looked around a few minutes and it seems you're not alone with that problem.Some people have gotten the issue resolved using the Microsoft .NET Framework redistributal package rather then using the one on the software installation cd. They are different versions.Go to Add\Remove, uninstall the exisiting .NET Framework app then do the same with the Disc2Phone software. Reboot if\when prompted.Go to Microsoft's site, download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package here, then reinstall the Disc2phone software.

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First off:

Im running WinXP SP2 with a Dual Pentium M 2Ghz processor and 2 Gigs of ram. Its normally a fairly fast machine, and it is. It runs Games like TF2 and the like very fast.

The problem has started recently in the past 4 days, 6 days after I had installed new RAM ( previously had 1 gig, now I have 2. During the first six days their was no problem )

Basically: Any attempt to Open or save a file using any program that uses Windows Explorer to open files ( pretty much all programs except for those that have their own Open/save browser like GIMP ) Is very slow when browsing around folders. For instance, in firefox ( althought the problem is not limited to firefox ) I want to open a flash file. Browsing to the flash folder will cause it to hang for a good minute or two. The browser hangs longer depending on how many files are in the folder that has been opened, and whatever program that is being used to open the file becomes unresponsive during the time it is frozen. Sometimes the program will crash altogether. The problem is not limited to one hard drive or one network drive.

CPU usage does not spike during the hangup, and stays at around 2~5%. Other programs running in the background ( if any ) do not become unresponsive.

The following fixes have been attempted thus far and none of them have helped.

1 ) Freeing disk space ( now 50% of C: is free )
2 ) Defragmenting ( Both C: and D: )
3 ) Checking to see if any broken network drives are mapped ( To m... Read more

A:Strange Problem: Slow opening / saving files using any program. Totally stumped.

You have both AVG and Norton installed???? That's a recepe for disaster!

Post a HJT log and let us see what all is running.

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When I attempt to open anything with Adobe,it loads the page but then a box comes up with the following message:
Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information. "
Uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe was no help.Be aware,I'm pretty 'puter illiterate.

A:Solved: Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\A

Until more experienced help comes along, leave Adobe uninstalled and try the Free Foxit Reader, it reads PDF files and loads a bit quicker and is lighter on resources and takes a hell of lot less disk space.

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trying to open my ATX 2012 Tax program and get the following error message
Sfs.Max.Shell.Loader has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

i have been trying for over a week

A:windows error message opening tax program

I found this ATX Solution Center web page:"-when-rolling-over-returns
Seems to address the very problem you are experiencing. Hope it helps.

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I hope all is well in your world.

I've been infested with Bad Image errors on EVERY program I open manually, or that opens during start up.

The familiar error reads, ""C:\Windows\system32\ajpjDhglj.DLL is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or software vendow for support."

[the "xxxxx".DLL varies with every program, too numerous to note, but the rest of the error is the same with everything I open; in the ajpjDhglj.DLL instance, the program is SendSpace]

I have Norton 360 running (although McAfee was the program running when the problem began; I've since uninstalled it), and I've used Norton's Eraser Tool and Bootable Recovery Tool, AVG's and Sophos' rootkit cleaners, and AVS' registry cleaner to no avail. I did a scan with PC Cleaner, but I did not register in order to fix the 2,000+ questionable items it found even after the AVS scan and fixes.

I have downloaded the TSG files as agreed.

Thanks in advance for any assistance with this plague. Everything else seems to be working fine (although I have no idea if these errors represent a vulnerability beyond Norton's reach).

Here's my system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2... Read more

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When opening a program i downloaded i get a error message, can anyone please give me some help on this one as i do not have a clue what it means or what i have to do. The error reads

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\file i downloaded.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

This has happened for a few programs i have tried to download and cant seem to get them to work

thanks for any help

A:Opening A Downloaded Program Get A Error Message

Hello and to BC

First and foremost about this, have you scanned your computer for Any sort of malware before / after doing this download as it may be infected, Just a thought

Secondly, what type of program are you trying to download, if its a simple program such as an AV , or a free game or something like that, from a trusted site, it should not be giving you an error such as that

if its an older exe file maybe it just won't work with your xp, Just a couple of thoughts to toss out there
Hope to hear from you soon

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My wife tried to open our AT & T email account, and got this:
How do I fix it?  Thanks.
There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid.
Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.


We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website.


A:Certificate error when opening AT & T email program

Have you contacted AT&T?

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Hello and I hope someone can help. I looked through quite a few posts but I could not find an exact fit with my problem but I have tried many of the suggestions mentioned in postings that were close to my problem. First of all I am on a Dell Inspiron 600m using MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 3. My problem occurs when I try opening up one particular program application (QSR NVivo). This is not a new software package and I never had a problem with it before. However the problem began right after I updated my Yahoo tool bar, ran its antispyware and removed what it found. I did check to see if any of what it found seemed related to any certain applications but nothing stood out as anything more than adware and one trojan. So after removing those issues I tried to open my NVivo software which resulted in the stop error: 0x0000008E (0x00000005, 0xF4c6c21D, 0xF17cc7Ec, 0x00000000). At the top of the screen but not in the area where it would identify any drivers it said "Try changing video adapters" (just thought that might be worth including) Anyways, this happens each time now. I did remove the yahoo updates in case that was an issue. Solutions I tried: - Tried the driver reset tool but it showed nothing wrong. - Tried a system restore but for some reason there were no restore points available. - Windows Memory Diagnostic. I downloaded the necessary files onto a bootable CD through my NERO software but the diagnostic never ran and only opened up a DOS ... Read more

A:Stop error: 0x0000008E after opening program

Did you try reinstalling your video driver?

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Hey guys, I have googled this quite a number of times and just would like your opinions as you guys seem to know what you are on about(You have fixed this exact problem a number of times). First of all, I'd just like to say, all of you guys that hep people out with various tech stuff, big ups to all of you, it is a great service you provide for free and out of your own time, and that deserves a pat on the back. Anyways, a few details about my pc and software etc.

PC: second hand Dell inspiron 6400(I think it has 1.6 GHz and 256 ram)
OS: windows xp sp3
antivirus: daily run pro iobit advanced sytem care and app. weekly run free iobit security 360

I have recieved this exact error from two .exe files, one was the Samsung Kies(to update an android device)
and a custom piece of software made in by a friend of mine and it is not corrupt.....soooo

here are the details I got from security analyzer in advance system care
Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 11:52:08 AM, on 12/15/2010
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.0 (8.0.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin... Read more

A:Solved: CLR error 80004005, on opening of various exe program

They seemed to have found an answer here:

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hi, I am trying to open a software program and I get an error message:

the system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft windows Applications. choose close to termnate applications.

A:error message/opening software program


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We lost power to our computer one day last week and it hasn't worked properly since. Ad-aware would not open so I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Somewhere during the installation process it freezes up and I get an error message saying it needs to close. When I try to open already installed programs I get an set up error that says error writing application data. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling those programs also with the same result. Here is my hijack this log if that helps at all:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:14:18 AM, on 1/1/1601
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Teaching Textbooks\Math 5\Ma... Read more

A:Error writing application data when opening a program.....

I ran combo fix and it seems to be working now.

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I have just purchased a small digital camera that came with Ulead PE 3.0.

I went through the installation wizard for this software and it seemed to install correctly.

The icon for PE3.0 now appears on my desk top however when I double click on it I receive the following message:
IPE30 this program has performed an illegal operation and will shut down.

I check the 'details' of this error message and it says:
IPE30 executed an invalid instruction in module U32COMM.dll at 015f:4a10a40d.

Does anyone know what I have done wrong? If I need to uninstall and reinstall the software - how do I go about doing this?


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An error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files
wont let me install some programs like msn i dunno why..

A:error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files


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Thanks to anyone who can help. I've searched for this topic and haven't found anything that worked for me. I posted this topic a couple days ago but just now it didn't show up; sorry if I've double-posted.

I'm trying to download itunes for the first time, but I get the error in the title when I try to run the itunes_setup.exe file. When I cancel, I get "The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update. The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator."

I checked and confirmed that I am the admin on my PC, and all accounts are set up with full access privileges to these folders. I also tried rebooting in safe mode and logging on as "Administrator" and running the .exe from a flash drive.

I think I had similar problems loading an XP Office Upgrade a few months ago; I finally just gave up. I have Spybot Search and Destroy; it says I'm clean, for whatever that's worth.

Please help! Thanks again.

A:error occurred with attempting to create directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

You are mostly likley on a limited account.
Are you using Xp
Are you the only account. There are other reasons but lets look at this option first

Go to control panel use accounts and click on your user name , it will say if you are and admin of the machine or you are using a limited account.

Take alook at that and post back

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When I try to install any programs like skype and the last part of the installation I get an error occured while attempting to create the directory: C:program files\ common files
why is this happening? but more importantly how do I fix it?
Thanks for any help given

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failed to load locale files from "Program Files\Western Digital\WD Smartware\Locale"

The menu box it's under is entitled " WDContextMenuHandler "

I get this error when I just right click on any part of "my computer" everytime.

the pc then goes blank on desktop while it says " windows explorer shutting down " and then pc comes back. I tried to uninstall WD smartware but it won't allow me to. When I installed it the first time, all the menus were not available, so I uninstalled it, so I thought, and reinstalled it. Now there are 2 WD Smartwares shown in my programs and I can only get rid of the newest one. I also tried a system restore, but the date before the first install is not available.

any help.

A:error-failed to load locale files from "Program Files\Western Digital\

Use Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled and see if you can uninstall it cleanly. If you are unable to uninstall the phantom version still lurking, you may have to re-install and then use the Fix It to uninstall properly.

How do I remove a product that cannot be uninstalled in the "Add or Remove Programs" list. may also be good reading.

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When I try to back up special files in C:\Program Files, e.g. C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP.ini, I get an error message like: "ERROR: Source directory 'C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP.ini' doesn't exist or isn't a directory!"

Other files in C:\Program Files can be backed up.

Changing the rights didn't help. How can I make these files back-upable?

Nice greetings, Dirk

A:How to avoid error messages when trying to back up files in C:\Program Files?

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Hello, I've been struggling for half a year with this. It gives me the error when I try to run games like Shadow of Mordor, Hitman Absolution or GTA5. I have tried updating and installing the visual studio and other software with aio, even manually replacing the dlls (xinput and mfc100 ones). Still no progress. I arrived at this error after the game was asking me for a list of other dlls that I manually downloaded (picture)

Dependency gave me a diagnosis of the dll problem, I think, but I don't know what to do next. I appreciate any help :)

A:Error opening files

You are missing quite a lot of .dll files from this game, not from Windows.
I would uninstall the game, restart your computer and reinstall it.
If you feel that you are missing Windows .dll's. Go to Start/Search and type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.

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When opening some Installation files or programs.

I always get:

"exception eaccessviolation in module ******.exe at FFFF0b7b. acess violation at address 003f1cf3. read of adress 0000000a."

I also get:

"The application failed to initalize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."

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Hi all, I have on booting up after the welcome screen, a black screen for approx 1 minute then all runs well.
Recent history is: using wiki how speed up your computer, also i tried switching on and off, timing the reboot several times in quick succcesion.

I am sure i followed all the instructions to the letter with wiki and have now reversed them to see if it cures the problem. Also did a default boot up to no avail. Tried a system scan for virus, many entries of "C opening error" occur during this. Also tried Spybot this showed no problems.

I would be a very happy person if someone can point me to a probable cause

A:error opening c files

You mean...You can see the drive in my computer...But can't enter it?
Try using system restore...
If it doesn't work, I want to repeat myself....You can see the C:\ Drive but you can't enter it?
I had this issue having hijack.controlpanelstyle Which blocks the admin from accessing any path that is able to remove the hijacker itself (including C) and shows up with a message like you don't own privileges of doing the action.
Most Pros would guess there is something wrong with the registry. (did you do anything including editing, deleting,..etc)

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I experiencing BSOD every time a “browse/open file” window is launched. For example: when I want to upload a file, or when I am opening any MS office file (word/excel/etc) using “File > Open”, or when I want to attach a file to an email/ forum post, etc.
sfc /scannow did not find anything.
Temporary solution - Disabling Workstation service in msconfig.msc, but I can't use a local area network without this service. Please help me find a permanent solution.
Now Workstation service disabled and I can upload files.

A:BSOD opening browse/open file window in any program, error 0x0000001e

* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff88008c76d30, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : ksecdd.sys ( ksecdd!KsecProcessSecurityContext+293 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Update Windows 7 fully. If they BSOD reappears after that, follow this and do not interrupt it:

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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Hi. I'm getting a strange error message when I try to download programs off the Net. I usually save the programs to my hard drive first, so that I can scan them with my anti-virus program before I install them.

But tonight when I was trying to download Azureus, this is the error message I got:

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Does anyone know what this means? I'd really appreciate any help!

A:Error message when opening files....

Are you working with p2p? If so, you may need to check that program. If not, try to download again.

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I ran malwarebytes for a friend of mine and once it was finished I rebooted the PC. Once it rebooted I tried to open an application and an error would come up about bad image. Not sure what to do

A:Getting error message when opening .exe files

Ran malwarebytes about three times and then the issue was resolved...

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Every time I try to open a folder or my C drive, I get the following error message: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this. please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.
i have this problem only on the 32 bit version of Win 7,
any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] error with opening files

Welcome to TSF

so when you try to open any folder in any location?

if so I would do A system restore to the last time it worked

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Hey everyone, I need a little help. This is what's going on. I use a program (used it before on another computer, so I know it works) to copy dvd files onto my computer. (DVDs that I own, just to make a back up when I go on vacation rather than taking the DVD with me, nothing illegal.) Both the computer I'm using now and the old one ran Windows XP. When I try and copy files with it lately, if they're longer than 3 minutes, I get the error message of "ActiveMovieWindow:explorer.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0x027e321f" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written"." It then proceeds to shut down the open folder and any others that may be open. They copy fine, this happens if I try and change their name or play them. Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this or how I could fix it? It's getting very frustrating. Thanks for reading, hope someone out there can help me.

A:Error when opening video files, can anyone help?

Hi lady_phenyx, and welcome to TSG.

lady_phenyx said:

(DVDs that I own, just to make a back up when I go on vacation rather than taking the DVD with me, nothing illegal.)Click to expand...

I am sorry to report that we probably will not be able to assist you. If you are talking about commercially made DVDs, they usually have encryption to prevent copying or ripping the contents. Currently, breaking or circumventing that encryption is illegal in the USA. Since TSG is based in the USA, the owner does not allow assisting members on that topic.

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Hey all,

I am a Helpdesk technician at my company and we have had multiple users report that they get an error when attempting to open ZIP files. These files are on our network file server. The error message received is "Windows cannot open the folder.
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from about 15 that are having this issue. We are running Windows 7 64 bit. I have searched all over the web for a fix, and have come up with nothing. This issue appears to have started about a month ago....around 9/15/2015....maybe a microsoft update? 
For now we are implementing 7-zip until we can get a Microsoft fix. Any ideas or fixes would be great! Thanks in advance.

We have noticed that if the user restarts their PC that the problem goes away for a spell, but returns unprompted. We are using Dell machines and HP Thin Clients...It is happening on both. We have checked the error logs and nothing egregious shows up.

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When I double click a .ini file in windows explorer, notepad opens with the following message:
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A:Error opening ini files in notepad

Do you get the same message if you use "Open with".

Open notepad, drag and drop the .ini file and see if it will open.

If the file still won't open then it is a problem in the registry which can be fixed.

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I have just upgraded my computer from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit with a clean install. I backup all of my Microsoft Office 2007 files, such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint from my documents folder and off my desktop. Now in Windows 7 I restore all the files and the Word documents and Excel documents but everything on the desktop would not open. Need SOME HELP

A:Error Opening files from my desktop

If everything in your documents folder that you restored opened, then try this

create a new folder in your documents folder - called DesktopXP (can be named anything you like
Copy all of the files on your desktop that you restored to the new folder DesktopXP
See if they will open
What kind of file are they - are they real files or are they shortcuts?

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I'm getting an error message when trying to open certain ( not all) pdf files on web sites.
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Invalid menu handle.

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A:Error Message Opening Pdf Files

I had a bunch of stuff in the registry which I dumped. Could I have inadvertantly dumped a registry file that needed?Yes you just might have, did you backup the registry before you started dumping?here is a good registry backup program.ERUNT = really hope you have the Windows install software and your legal COA = key codeHow to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install =

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I have just discovered a strange error when opening .chm files.

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If I step through all of the error dialogs, pressing Esc, and click Refresh, stepping through all errors again, and then click Refresh the .chm file is displayed correctly

BUT here comes the strangest thing!
If I create a small program that opens the .chm file using ShellExecute or System.Diagnostics.Process then it works perfectly direct!!??

I have uninstalled HTML Workshop SDK and re-installed. Version 1.3
I have used the Default File Type Association .reg file found here
Default File Type Associations - Restore

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 32-bit Ultimate

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I have found a clue!

If I run the calling program as admin then everything works!

So it must be some permission that is wrong for my user, but which....?

// Anders

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Hi Guys,

Got attachment files from Outlook Express and it JPG files..

When try to open and i got this Error

This file does not ahve a program associated with it for performing this action.
Create an association in the Folder Options in Control Panel..

Go to Folder Option and change the settings to paint , paint shop , microsoft word
aslo cannot... still got ERROR

Anyone know what is wrong over here..

A:Error Opening JPEG FIles

PSP should open the file.

How big is the file. If it is not that big then upload it here as a attachment or upload it to a image or host site.

Then post the link to the image here.
Then we can see if the file is any good.

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Hi All great Forum,

i have a problem that when any programs or actions are taking place on the PC i get this error.

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have tried this but nothing happens



A:Solved: Error when opening files

Verify the spelling.

If you are certain it is correct post a HijackThis scanlog as you may have indications of infection.

Have you run any virus scans recently that have done any cleaning?

Download and install HijackThis. Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

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Hi to all, my request is every time on of my users at work clicks on any word, excel, powerpoint or outlook files he gets an error which reads like this "There are no Office Assistant character files present on the system. Please run setup in maintenance mode and install at least one character".

After he clicks "OK" the files come up with no problems. We are using Office 2003. The user is the V.P. or the company and I am supposed to respond to this by tomorrow.

Thanks in advance for your help.


A:Error opening any Office 2003 files

This is what M$ say:

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Please do not double-post.

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Good Morning

Recently we replaced one of our users machines with a brand new IBM Lenovo desktop. They are running Windows XP 32 bit SP3. Previously this user used Print Shop 6.0 to create fliers, anouncements, newsletters and the like for our company. Upon installing Print Shop on the new machine the program wouldn't load at all. I was finally able to get the program to start by giving the local user modify rights to folders C:\The Print Shop Products, C:\Program Files\Paint Shop Pro and giving full permissions to registry entry HKLM\Software\Broderbund Software.

The program seems to be working normally as long as the user is creating brand new projects. The problem is that she can't open the majority of projects she created before she received the new computer. Due to circumstances I won't get into, the user must use this particular program and this particular machine. Getting a newer version of Print Shop is, unfortunately, not an option. Switching to a different program is also not an option.

If anyone has run into the problem before any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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I have an issue every time I try to open a pdf file on a website, it starts to open and then get a message that IE has stopped working and is searching for a solution or something to that effect and then never finds a solution and when you close the message it also closes the browser. Some you can right click on and save and then I can open in in Adobe but often it is going to save an htm file so you do not get the pdf without opening it in the browser window.

I have attached captures of the two messages.

Thank you

A:[SOLVED] IE error opening pdf files in browser

What version of IE are you running?

Have you tried to reinstall Adobe Reader?

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I've noticed that not everybody has updated their software / drivers/ firmware / etc. to be fully W10 compatible. Be sure to check the vendor's site for the latest updates.

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My disk is not full as I have 80GB of hard disk memory left.

Please help me. I have some really important documents that I need.

A:Error viewing, opening and editing files

Are you logged in as an Administrator?

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then I get a box which says "SmartHeap Library MEM_BAD_POINTER"

After which the PC freezes up and I have no choice but to reboot.

Occasionally I can get the file/files to open if I right click on the thumbnail/icon and open it in Corel PP or something, but if I left click on the file to open it right then and there, forget it. Crash.

These files DO exist on my PC, because the thumbnails show up when I open the folder, and I can copy them to my SD card, and so on. But strangely enough even when I copy new pics to the pc (onto my desktop) I am also having the same problem.

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A:MEM_BAD_POINTER/Smartheap error when opening picture files???

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I'm getting a new file issue these days when I open Word docs:
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If the amount of disk space for a paging file is low, save the file to another drive. If the RAM memory is low, increase available RAM. If permissions to the drive do not allow you to save to that drive, save the file to another drive or request permissions from the administrator to save files to the drive.
Note: This error can also occur if the computer is running a version of antivirus software that is not compatible with the Microsoft Office system or needs to be updated."
I use AVG.

My storing location for these files is: C/Users/JoanneOSKelly/MyDocuments/CVsResumesEtc
Please help! I'm hoping I'm just saving it to the wrong drive?

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Right click and select "Run as Administrator"...??....just a guess on my part...
and....what is the error message ?

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Whenever, I try double-clicking an Excel file in Windows Explorer, I get an error message that says "There was a problem sending the command to the program." I tried Microsoft's solution of unchecking the box under options that says "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" but it was already unchecked. I checked it and unchecked it and I'm still having the problem. This is using Excel 2013 with Windows 8.1 64-bit.

A:Error when opening Excel files through Windows Explorer

is the file association and defaults set correctly?

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Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: opening old MS Works files in New MS works program?

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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Ok im having problems opening saves with the Test Drive Unlimited 2 Save Editor because I always get this error. Can anyone please help me?

See the end of this message for details on invoking
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************** Exception Text **************
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {DC1C5A9C-E88A-4DDE-A5A1-60F82A20AEF7} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).
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Can no one help me with this problem?

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I installed windows 7 x64.

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I have installed windows 7 3 times for solving this problem. But same results.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:*.exe run error at program Files (x86)\

Quote: Originally Posted by windstory

I installed windows 7 x64.

I have a serious problem in run *.exe run error at program Files (x86)\.

If I type "program Files (x86)\test\test.exe", the program connection windows loaded to select a program for "program Files (x86)\test\test.exe".

I have installed windows 7 3 times for solving this problem. But same results.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

If you type "C:\program Files (x86)\test\test.exe") INCLUDING the quotes, what happens?

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has come across this problem before and/or if anyone has a fix for it? When ever I try and open some JPEGs from email in Outlook 2010 if comes up with this...

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Microsoft Outlook image previewer

To open this file in its own program, double click it.

.... I try and open up the file in Windows Photo Viewer and it says;

Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because either Photo Viewer doesn't support this file format, or you don't have the latest updates to Photo Viewer.

.... This only happens with some pictures, others are fine, and they're the same format, JPEG. I've tried sending a sample through from hotmail to Outlook and these seem to work fine, its just from other sources that it seems to be temperamental.

I've done a system restore and uninstalled any programs I think maybe conflicting with it, although there wasn't anything that stood out. This problem wasn't there before, it must of appeared within the last couple of weeks but unsure of exact date as some pictures open and some don't.

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Hello gwfunk, welcome to Seven Forums.

The following link relates to Outlook 2007, but the resolution may well be the same:
Error message when you try to preview an Excel 2007 workbook in Outlook 2007: "This file cannot be previewed"

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:In the Excel 2007 workbook, the Sharing with track changes check box is selected.
In the Excel 2007 workbook, the List changes on a new sheet check box is selected.

Try UN-checking the above options.

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Hi guys, since you great guys and girls fixed my computer last time, I have been problem free for ages.

Something has just cropped up and its highly annoying.

I recently opened up my program files folder and all the program folders are nameless, all other folders and files are fine. the names are still there but not in view. I can rename the folder, but nothing shows up. here is a screen shot.

Any ideas? im confused

A:[SOLVED] Program Files error

With your program folder open go option bar>view>choose details, in there scroll down the list and make sure there is a check mark in the "name" box.

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Hi all,

I want to ask one thing.
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My program has a feature to browse excel file. When I use this program to browse under "C:\Program Files\MyProgram\", I can see this "PCLog" folder with an Lock icon on it.

Any idea?


A:Folders in C Program Files got error

Hello Scsfdev,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I take it you cannot open this folder. In 7 the programs folder is a protected area. You need admin rights to change anything there and sometimes that's not enough. Try this: Take Ownership Shortcut.

You may have to also give yourself full rights. There is a link to how to do that in the 'Tip' box at the bottom of the tutorial.

Hope this helps.


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A:rundll error loading c program files

See if this helps: (post #3).

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A:"Windows cannot find 'C:\program files (x86)\......" Error

Sounds like profile corruption, Create a new admin user and try and install from there.
Hit the start button then type USER
Then click on the user accounts icon
Then go to manage another account.
Then Create a new account.
Type the name of the new account
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What error message do you get ?

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Have a ThinkPad W530 laptop running Windows 8.1.  My son tried to download "Team Fortress 2" game from Steam website and AVG caught a threat.  The download was stopped and AVG removed the threat then I restarted my laptop.  CAme up with a RunDLL error:      There was a problem starting  C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMTR64V.dll                        The specified module could not be found.  Can anybody help me fix this please!Thanks!

A:RunDLL error C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Util...

It sounds like AVG may have had a false positive alarm and accidentally detected a threat in one of the files used by the ThinkPad Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge.  I am not familiar with AVG's software, but if it has some kind of "quarantine" feature, you may be able to restore the file from the quarantine folder.
Failing that, you can download and re-install the driver from the page on Lenovo's support site.
You may wish to follow up with AVG support to confirm if this was a false positive and assistance in restoring the file.
Aryeh Goretsky

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If you can help please. I'm receiving the following error message: 
Error Loading C:\Program Files\Conduit\CT3289847\plugins\TBVerifier.dll  The specified module could not be found.
I'd like to know how to get rid of this.

A:Error message on start up - C:\Program Files\Conduit\

 Use AdwCleaner 
    Note: Please note that Antivir Webguard uses ASK Toolbar as part of its web security. If you remove ASK by using Adwcleaner, Antivir Webguard will no longer work properly. Therefore, if you use this program please use the instructions below to access the options screen where you should enable/DisableAskDetections before using AdwCleaner.
Using AdwCleaner is very simple. Simply download the program and run it.  You will then be presented with a screen that contains a Search and Delete button.  The Search button will cause AdwCleaner to search your computer for unwanted programs and then display a log showing the various files, folders, and registry entries used by these programs.
To delete these unwanted programs simply click on the Delete button, which will cause AdwCleaner to reboot your computer and remove the files and registry entries associated with the various adware that you are removing.  On reboot, AdwCleaner will display a log showing the files, folders, and registry entries that were removed.

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I am getting this error message:C:\program files\internet \ explorer \ iexplore.exeinsufficient systems mresources exist to complete the requested serviceHere is my HIJACK this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:39:16 AM, on 9/23/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC... Read more

A:Error Message: C:\program Files\internet \ Explorer \ Iexplore.exe

Hi Dawn_Tyack,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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I have been getting the above error on every 64-bit software I try to install, I also looked at the keys in the registry for CurrentVersion and there is nothing there, which worries me. Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling windows?

A:Internal Error: Failed to get path of 64-bit Program Files directory.

Hi Tom,
from an elevated command mode run

sfc /scannow

Where EXACTLY did you look in the registry,
i'll look at mine


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My computers are both running Win 7 64-bit. I am thoroughly confused when it comes to placing programs that I download into their proper folders: That is, program files (x86) vs program files. I have read stuff on this, but still confused. for the most part, even when a dl'd program suggests being installed into PF, I, for whatever reason, place it into PF (x86). Although I have read that placing the program into the wrong folder may cause the program not to work properly, so far I have not had this problem...nor any other problems that I am aware of. Could someone please set me straight on this issue?

A:Program Files or Program Files (x86)-Where to place downloaded program

I let the installer put it where it is supposed to.

If I trust the software I trust they know best where it should be installed/placed.

If I can't trust the software maker why am I downloading/installing their program?

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After uninstall of HP printer,

this message pops up

"error loading C:\Program Files\HP\Hp Photosmart 5510 serises\bin\HPStatusBl.dll The specified module could not be found"

I do not want this to keep popping up on every restart. How do I get rid of it?

Here is the Hijack this log scan:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:32:31 PM, on 8/26/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\IncrediMail\Bin\IncMail.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

A:error loading C:\Program Files\HP\Hp Photosmart 5510 serises\bin\HPStatusBl.dll

Please download and run Autoruns. (If you don't have it anymore)

Click on File.

Click on Save…

Save the new AutoRuns Data (*.arn) file to your desktop.

Close the Autoruns program.

Right-click on the new desktop AutoRuns .arn file.

Select Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder.

Attach the compressed file to your next reply.
How to Attach a File

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A while ago I had some problems with virus/malware on my computer (redirect virus and fake anti virus program). I think I removed them but have still have been having some issues. For starters my start menu and all programs were suddenly empty, I managed to get the program files back but most of the sub files remain empty. I attempted to run unhide.exe some time ago with no luck. Also, on start up my notepad pops up with '[.ShellClassInfo] [email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787dRe' which I've also attempted to fix but have been unable to.

I'm running windows vista home premium 32bit and currently am using free versions of AVG and Kaspersky, neither of which are detecting any issues at the moment.

Any help would be great, thank you

A:Start menu program files missing and error in notepad on startup

Press Windows+R key and type%temp% and click okIf you find a folder called smtmp,copy it to a safe location and let me knowFor notepad startup check this;en-us;330132Good luck

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Mcafee recently told me it had stopped a trojan, but it couldn't delete it until a restart. I clicked "ok" and then another trojan popped up as being stopped. Then another. I wish I wrote down the names, but I didn't and now I can't find them in any kind of Mcafee log. What I do have, however, are 2 files that seem suspicious.I went to Add/Remove New Programs and found a program called "Antiviirus.exe". I didn't know what it was so I tried to uninstall it but couldn't. I did a search and found it in my (C:\Program Files) directory. I went to Program Files, but Windows Explorer immediately encountered a problem and shut down. It only shuts down in this one particular directory. Another suspicious file there is "Instaler.exe." ------------------------------------Antiviirus.exeinstaler.exeI did a quick search for these files and found that they are sometimes variants of:Trojan.DropperTrojan.GorhaxTrojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.keu-------------------------------------I went into the command prompt and deleted both, but the problem still exists - even after several restarts and system scans. Since I still can't open the Program Files folder, I wonder what is still infecting my computer and what it is doing in the background. I have run Spybot, AdAware, A-squared and they all show up with nothing more than few tracking cookies. I tried running Panda online but I can't because I have Vista. I also tried running Housecall but it didn't ... Read more

A:Multiple Trojans / Windows Explorer Error In Program Files Directory

And now there's a new development... Sometimes when I try to run certain programs they don't start. They act like they do (and they even show up in my processes) but they never actually open on the desktop. And my computer isn't freezing or slowing down - these files just don't open.I tried AIM, Firefox, and Google Talk Installer. None of which opened.After a restart, I got Firefox to work but still not Google Talk Installer. I didn't try AIM again, I deleted it before the restart.Even in safemode, I can't get McAfee to open. (It does in normal mode, though)------------------------------------------And my processes now show a new file that wasn't there before. It's a known TROJAN called:Wininit.exe------------------------------------------NEW HIJACKTHIS LOG Please helpLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:23:10 AM, on 3/22/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\System32\smss.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\services.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows&#... Read more

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Hi guys... I Have A HP pavilion Runnin A 2.6 GHz intel P4 Proc. And 256MB Ram, That Is Insanely Slow!!!!....(10-15 Min. Turn around For a "restart").
Upon Log in, i (eventually) Get 2 Error Messages:

Error Loading:C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cda.Engine0400.dll


Error Loading EGCOMSERVICE_1039.dll

I have included a HiJackthis log if This is any place to start looking......Any Suggestions to stop these error messages and speed things up a little? Thanks heaps.... Kind Regards deano.b.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:43:55 PM, on 26/07/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

A:Solved: Error Loading C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cda.Engine0400.dll

is this the same machine or another one?
go to add/remove and uninstall Web_Rebates delete it's folder from C:\program files

you have far too many start up items, use the link below to trim them down.

download ccleaner
* Install CCleaner
* Launch CCleaner and look in the upper right corner and click on the "Options" button.
* Click "Advanced" and remove the check by "Only delete files in Windows temp folders older than 48 hours".
* Click OK
* Do not run CCleaner yet. You will run it later in safe mode.

Note: If you are not instructed to boot to safe mode to run another
application, then just run ccleaner in normal mode!

Download the pocket killbox

go to this site and download these tools and once you get both
adaware Se 1.6 and spybot, update both of them.

Set adaware to do a full system scan and deselect, "search for neglible risk
entries". Click next to start the scan. Delete everything adaware finds.

reboot and now run spybot

Spybot: Search and destroy.

Delete what spybot finds marked in red. After updating spybot hit the
immunize button.

reboot again

Go here and download Microsoft Antispyware Beta. First in the top menu click
File then Check for updates to download the definitons updates.

After updating look in the right side of the main window under "Run Quick
Scan... Read more

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i am trying to reformat me computer. but when i entered my recovery disk an error popped up which said:... Error loading C:\WINDOWS\Download Program Files\bridge.dll . I then downloaded Hijackthis and i would like to know how i know which items to delete. also if u kno how to fix the error i had that would be kewl. Or if u kno how to run my recovery disk. here is my log...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 5:14:42 PM, on 7/9/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\webHancer\Programs\whSurvey.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
C:\Program Files\BTV\btv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC... Read more

A:ASAP need help with Error loading C:\WINDOWS\Download Program Files\bridge.dll

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please post your Hijack This log.

I also suggest that you edit out your e-mail address or you will be spammed from here to..... well, you get the picture.

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I've been trying to install Visual C++ Express 2008 Edition and I get the error: "Error 1324.The folder path 'Program Files' contains an invalid character. I can't uninstall the program throught the Control Panel, it says that it can't find the uninstall program. I checked the registry and it listed the path for the drive under the Vista designation ("D:"), Windows 7 designates the drive as "E:". I ran a registry cleaner and removed all invalid paths. I still get the same error message. I looked at related 1324 threads and I couldn't find the problem. Please help. (I also tried the Microsoft Forums for Express installation problems and no one has an answer).

A:[SOLVED] Error 1324.The folder path 'Program Files' contains an invalid character

Hi -

Let's check the user shell folders in the Registry.

Download the zip, extract the batch file to desktop, RIGHT-click on batch file icon, select "Run as Administrator"

A notepad will open w/ results. Paste into next post.

Regards. . .



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The subject message pops up any time I attempt to open my IE8 browser using Windows XP and set to my home page "ATT.Yahoo". When I click "OK" in the message, IE closes and tries to recover, but with the same results each time. I know
there is a method to reset IE9, but can't tell if it also pertains to IE8 since it can't be opened.

A:"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library" "Runtime Error! Program: C:Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

the first step in troubleshooting IE issues is to test in noAddons Mode. - download and install the latest IE compatible version of the Google Toolbar.
for consumer help with IE select the Help>Online Support menu from IE and follow the prompts for your windows and IE versions. thx.Rob^_^

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Hi, I have Windows Vista Ultimate x64, and it came with 2 set of program files: program files, and program files x86. Since my hard drive is only 100 gigs, I was wondering if I could delete the normal program files and keep the x86 ones, or would that cause problems?

A:Deleting program files and keeping program files x86?

would that cause problems?

More than you know. You delete that and you delete any and all 64 bit programs, and probably also have to re-install Vista. That and if the Program Files folder on mine is any indication (just under 1 GB), then you're not going to save a whole lot of space anyway.

Since my hard drive is only 100 gigs

Better idea that trying to bugger Windows up, get a bigger hard drive.

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I have a program installed under "C:\Program Files (x86)\CompanyName\SWName".
When the program runs it's supposed to copy some files, say
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CompanyName\SWName\Drivers\*.abc
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CompanyName\SWName\Drivers\*.xyz

The program works on every machine it's been installed on, except for one (customer's) Win 7 64-bit machine. On that machine, nothing happens.

It's noteworthy that on that same machine an "insufficient access privileges" (or some such) message pops-up when an administrator trys to copy a folder to "C:\Program Files (x86)\CompanyName\NewName".

Any guesses as to why this particular Win7 machine is being so picky? What should I have the installer do so that the application will be able to copy/rename its own files?


A:Allow installed program to rename files under Program Files (x86)

Try right clicking on the program installer and select Run as Administrator. See if that allows it to complete.

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Hi have have a new PC running Win7 Home Premium 64bit. I have 2 drives:

1 x 120GB SSD (running the OS) (C Drive)
1 x 1TB HDD (D Drive)

The SSD is running the OS and a couple of main programs which i use quite often (ie. Office 2010, Antivirus, etc).

The HDD i want to use to install and run Games, iTunes, etc...

My question is, if by default installing programmes want to install to C:\Program Files or Program Files (x86). How to i make them install to D:\ and what file structure should i use to make sure the 64bit and 32bit are in the right file and run as they should at the correct bit version??

Is it just a case of creating Program Files & Program Files (x86) folders on D and navigating to these folders on install?


A:Program Files (x86) & Program Files Installed On Another Drive

you could try mounting the the hdd partition to your program files folder in your SSD.

I have never done this before and cannot say it will work properly. but its an idea.

Mount Drives or Partitions as a Folder

P.S. I would definitely backup your program files before trying that.

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I do not work much with windows, but I do a lot of work in different distros of bsd and linux.

What I want to do is 'ln -sf c:\program files g:\program files' that is how I would symbolic link the folder in linux, but I can not figure out how to do this in windows.

I need this done so after the folder is moved to a new drive/partition all the Start Menu links still work, and also the short cuts.


A:Sym Link: Moving C:\Program Files\ to G:\Program Files\

not sure if this will work, but how about just creating a shortcut of the C:\folder on the G:\ , or vice versa..

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My wife has Win7 home premium x64 on her laptop and is using Word 2007. The problem she is having is she will open a word file, change it up, save it, then re-open it later and its the old file not the new one. Where as I can open the edited file on my desktop running the same OS but with Word 2010 and the file that opens for me is the newest version. Anyone have ANY idea why this is happening? I would really like to resolve this issue.

A:worrd 2007 only opening old files, not open revised files

that's just bizarre. You're saying that she will make change to a document, then try to open it, and changes are gone on HER laptop , but you open the very same document from another computer with 2010, you can see it? WTF??


1) Does this happen on a fresh blank doc file?
2) Is she saving to network drive or other removable drive of any sort?
3) Does she have compatibility pack for 2007 install in programs and features? (normally this can be removed if present)
4) what if she tries to save as a word 2003 file?
5) Have you run office repair from programs and features?
6) Do you have legit version of office 07?

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I decided to do a clean install and before reinstalling the operating system I used the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to save my files to a network drive. The file is there and appears to be saved properly....the file name is USMT2.UNC....there are 2 documents w/n called: IMG00001 and status. When I use the wizard to access the files again it gives me this error message: "The location you specified does not contain stored information. Please type a valid folder path into the edit box." How do I recover my files?

A:Files & Settings Transfer Wizard Is Opening My Saved Files

I'm not real familiar with this feature, but I think that you've got to use the FAST wizard to restore the files to your system. Go to Start...All Programs...Accessories...System Tools...Files and Settings Transfer Wizard and launch the dialog.

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Ok so this started a week or 2 ago, i was at a website and caught some nasty viruses c.exe, h.exe, TDSS, windows antivirus pro, and many many more, it even blocked my use of malwarebytes/combofix, then i found out i had to change their names inn order to be able to use them, but i did this too late and many of my important files got deleted or replaced with viruses, even after i fixed some of the problems, my pc starts spiking and making very loud noises when i play big games, like at times it would be at 90% cpu and other times to 100%, 2% to 20% back and fourth, i also get many other errors when i play games with wmiprvse.exe and that had never happen to me EVER until i caught so many viruses, and now i even have processes running that i've never seen before.But my main problem right now is when i try to open a .exe file i would get this pop up whenever i left click on it: you for everyones help.PS:If i want to delete everything on my pc, do i need to have the windows xp cd in order to do so, i lost mine, but i still got my code sticker on top of my pc.

A:Viruses wiped out many of my important files, now having a problem opening .exe files.

Download the attached file on your desktop. Right click on it and select Install

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