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Cant open any files.

If anyone can help me that would be great. Everytime i dbl click on an icon it says window cannot open this file. i can download files but cannot open them. how do i fix? oh yeah i ran s registry fix and after that is when all of this started. i have a dell inspiron. thanks for any help

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This might be a bit too obvious
First of all, the fact that your machine is showing random charaters after autoplay and that autoplay shows up on your c drive means your OS is corrupt. The most likely cause is that your hard drive is failing. A virus would not exist after a format reinstall except in the case of old boot viruses which are very rare and near impossible on varly new machines.
I recommend that you get a new hard drive. This would also explaing the drive confussion. If you know how to fit drives your self. take out any excess drives, and just have the primary hard drive on ide 1 and the cd rom on ide 2 and do another fresh install. IF not, then get someone who knows what they are doing to scan the drive using many online tools and replace the drive in teh event that errors are found
regards rahul

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Plug the flash drive into your computer's rectangular-shaped USB drive.

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Transfer files to the flash drive.

Click the "Restore" button in the top-right corner of the "Computer" or "My Computer" directory to shrink the window so that you can view your computer's desktop background.


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Click and drag with your mouse each of the files and folders you want to save to the flash drive over to the empty space in the "My Computer" or "Computer" window.


Release the mouse button to let the files "drop."

Close the windows and directory locations when finished.


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Select the "My Computer" or "Computer" directory in the drop-down menu at the top of the "Save As" box. Double-click the flash drive letter under the "Devices with Removable Storage" section.


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Backup your Windows OEM and Activation for a reinstall


If you have an OEM version of your operating system and you want perform a reinstall with a SP3 and Hotfix slipstreamed version of your Windows then you might want to do this to give your PC the same look and feel and also skip the online activation
There are several ways to do this I prefer this method to backup both the oeminfo and oemlogo and the WPA file.
http://www.mskprathap.com/downloads/oemiexp.exe
Use the standard installation code OEM24C96E you can get this by registering or just use this one you will get the same code if you regsiter.
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This later version has a great function to backup and encrypt the OEM keys for both Windows and Office and also check the activation, the earlier verison will allow you to backup the WPA.DBL activation file, you can upload this to a secure website don't loose it you may also need the WPA.BAK file as well both are located in the C:\windows\system32 folder if you choose not to use WinKeyFinder v1.72 that still has this activation backup and restore function.
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  3. Double-click My Computer
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  6. Find the file "wpa.dbl" and "wpa.bak" (if it exists) and rename them to "wpadbl.new" and "wpabak.new"
  7. Copy your original "wpa.dbl" and "wpa.bak" files from your floppy disk, CD or DVD into the C:Windows\System32 folder
  8. Restart your system you may need to go back into MSCONFIG to turn off booting into SafeMode for completion.
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Volume Serial Number Changer v1.2 gui version by lallus
HardDisk Serial Number Changer gui version by Xbox
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To use VolumeID
Unzip to the root of C:\
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