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Lost games and RTF capabilities

I did a deep disk cleanup. Now I can't restore past that day. I clicked on Spider and Free Cell after cleanup and when I did this both games disappeared and MSN started downloading. I also noted that the files in My Documents that were in RTF are now in DOC and the blue and red symbols that were next to these documents have disappeared.

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  • Phyllis Yelle
    Phyllis Yelle Jan 29, 2009

    I used the program installed in windows disc cleanup and yes to the next two questions

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I CAN NO LONGER OPEN RTF FLIES ON MY WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION, MY GAMES ASSECORIES AND WORD PAD ARE LOST. IT USED TO WORK FINE AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN IT DOESNT WORK. I ALSO CANNOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS OR DOWNLOADS BECAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE POPS UP AND SAYS THERE IS NO PRORAM TO SUPPORT THE ACTION AND I NEED TO CREATE AN ASSOCIATION FOR IT. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota May 11, 2010

    did you use a program, other than the space freer provided with windows, to do the clean up or did you do it manually?

    if you used the windows space freer, did you also go into removing windows components? and did you also choose the option to erase all but the latest restore point?


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Ok then camper... the solutions are pretty easy.

your games and windows messenger and your wordpad and probably notepad as well have gone because you inadvertently removed them when cleaning up the windows.

all you need to do is to put your windows installer disk into your cd drive, then go to the control panel - add/remove programs and go to the windows part.

then check the boxes of the components you want to put back and they will be back where they were before.

you may have to use the right click option 'open with' on the files that were .rtf before choose wordpad (it may also be called something like MFC application) and be sure you check the box to always open the file with that program. but if the extensions haven't changed, they should automatically go back to their native program, as it is a windows component.

i don't think the extension has actually changed (do you see the .rtf or .doc in your files?) probably just the icon.

i wouldn't add internet explorer or windows messenger when you re-install these little windows extras... just download the latest versions and install those... this way you avoid all the update rigamaroll.

please let me know if this works for you, or if you have any problems or questions about it.

best of luck!
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then defragment your hard drive


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If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the

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try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs

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Delete the files using Disk Cleanup
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If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.

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System restore to factory condition


Since you have already done a full factory restore you might only need to uninstall these programs or to a system restore to a date when you had your computer running with no issues.

Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.


scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus


http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html

microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered

Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit


http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7



if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program


and some unnecessary programs


you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections



click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now



click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart

do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer



also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/



then defragment your hard drive



adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer

If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the


Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules


you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible


you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.



Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.



It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.





Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.


In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.


If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.


Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.

When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.


Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.


Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.


It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.


Watch the demo (1:00)




this should speed up your computer


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1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.


2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.


3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.


4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points.

Click the most recent one to view system restore information.


5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.


6.Close all other programs.


7.To start the system restore, click Next.


8.Your computer restarts.

Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.


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steps
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