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System won't open programs and files

When i click on icons or try to change things on my control panel
i get a message that says
C:\windows\explorer.EXE application not found.
and
C:\windows\rundll32.exe application not found
and
also when i try to run things such as aol and other .EXE programs
it will ask what program i want to open it with.

I can not access my task manager either, it says application not found and whenever i go on the internet a message says that my desktop and folders are unaccessible

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You may have to reinstall Explorer is corrupted !. If you have a virus protection is your system make sure it is updated then scan your whole computer.You may have a virus in your system as well

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

  • pisseur Oct 13, 2008

    Make sure to scan your computer on a safe mode to have a better result. You would need also to make sure that the virus is not running in your registry.delete any rundll.exe you find on the local machine as well as on the current user.if anything seem to solve your issue just do in place update of windows to replace all the corrupted files. Goo luck !



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How do I remove content control on my pc


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To Remove Parental Control Software from Windows XP
Click "Start" and then open up the "Control Panel".
Click on "Add or Remove Programs".

Wait for the program list to populate. Scroll through the list and identify the monitoring web software such as NetNanny, WebWatcher or similar.

Click on the web monitoring software.
To the right of the highlighted software is a button that says "Change/Remove", or two buttons, one "Change" the other "Remove".
Click the appropriate button that will remove the web blocking software.
If you get a pop up asking if you wish to continue, click "Yes".
The Windows Add/Remove utility will proceed automatically from this point on.

To Remove Parental Control Software from Vista or Windows 7

Click "Start", then open up the "Control Panel". A new window will open up, select "Programs and Features".
The heading will now read "Uninstall or Change a Program".


Scroll through the list until you find the web blocking software you wish to remove.
Select program.
The action "Uninstall" will appear next to the word "Organize" in the bar above the program list. Select "Uninstall".


Click Yes when the message box pops up asking if you're sure you want to uninstall the parental controls program.
The uninstall utility will take over from there.

To Remove Parental Controls on a Mac

Open the "System Preferences" folder.
Select "Accounts" under the "Systems" header at the bottom of your screen.


Select the user account name from which you wish to remove parental controls from the left hand column.


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Change Firewall Settings
A firewall is a security utility designed to thwart electronic access to a network.
Firewalls are absolutely necessary because, without one, your computer is prone to being exposed to Trojans, mal-ware, spy-ware and other kinds of viral infections.
However, in some situations it is helpful to alter the firewall settings to allow certain programs to run without being blocked.
This is important to anyone whom wants to know how to access Windows Firewall and customize its settings.

Go to the start menu and select "Control Panel."
Click on the Windows Firewall icon.
It looks like a brick wall.
Choose either "On," "Block all incoming connections" or "Off" under the "General" tab.
It is recommended to have it on and not advised to turn it off.
Click the "Exceptions" tab to choose which programs you do not want to be protected by the firewall.
Click the empty box to check the programs you want to add to the list of exceptions.
It is recommended to check browsers and file-sharing programs.
Click the "Advanced" tab to choose which network connections you want the firewall to protect.
It is recommended to check all connections because your computer could be exposed to viruses if left unchecked.
Click "Restore Defaults" under the advanced tab.
This may cause some programs to stop working and is not recommended if you do not have experience working with firewall settings.
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Set firefox as ur default browser


Windows 7 and Vista
  1. Click on the Windows logo to open the Start menu, then select Control Panel. The Control Panel window will open.
  2. Click on the link labeled Programs. The Programs panel will open.

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  3. Click on the link labeled Set your default programs. The Set your default programs panel will open.

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  4. In the Programs list on the left side of the window, click Firefox.
  5. In the right side of the window, click Set this program as default.

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Windows XP
  1. Click the Start button, then click on the Control Panel icon to open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon to open the Add or Remove Programs applet.
  3. On the left side of the window, click the Set Program Access and Defaults icon.
  4. Click on the Custom radio button to expand the Custom category.
  5. Underneath Choose a default Web browser click the radio button next to Mozilla Firefox.

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  6. Click OK at the bottom of the window.
if it helps u...pls vote

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When system restore opens select a date and time that was before this problem started happening. Let the system restore run to completion.
Don't worry, System Restore does not destroy any of your data, documents, music, pictures or videos. System Recovery destroys everything and sets the computer back to when you first purchased it.

If the virus won't let you start system restore then turn off your computer and turn it back on, start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Select the safe mode option and when it boots up click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and from there select a date and time that was before you started having the problem.

If you still have a problem after doing the restore, report back and there is about 30 different little programs you will have to run to get your program file associations set back to their default settings.

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http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/15L0000
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If this fails to install correctly please post back in this windows & list any error messages you might receive. List you're operating system too.

Good Luck!

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