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Lavasoft adaware problem

I got a message from adaware saying that a program was trying to access my registry. I refused it entry; what a mistake that was. Now every time i click on a program on my desktop or in my programs i recieve a pop up menu saying windows cannot open this file: I cant get to my virus scanner, registry checker... nothing I cant do a system restore, cant go to add or remove programs or internet options. After reboot i cant access safe mode as i keep getting same error message. Can you help me please Kind Regards william.gellatly@ntlworld.com

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  • borismapal Feb 13, 2008

    The majority of icons are now links and will not open

  • borismapal Feb 13, 2008

    Thanks for your help Benimur but when itry to extrxct the files i get the same error message windows cant open thi file regards billy

  • borismapal Feb 20, 2008

    I do apologise for not getting back to you sooner but the problem still exists do not know what to try next Kind Regards Billy

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  • borismapal Feb 26, 2008

    cannot access regedit.exe inside c:\windows this program does not appear in choose this.

  • borismapal Feb 28, 2008

    When i type in the information the message i recieve is [ cannot import c:\documents and settings\all users\startmenu\programs\accessories\systemtools\system restore.ink: the specified file is not a registry script you can only import binary registry files within the registry editor.] Thanks for all your help still have no idea how to proceed.

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Hi,

Are all you icons at the desktop also gone and are now links but will not open?

If yes pls post back that we can provide you with the solution.

Kind regards.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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    Louie Role Feb 13, 2008

    Hi again,

    Copy that most of your icons are gone and the program they are linked to will not run/open.

    You would need to download and decompress two (2) registry entries that would add a few corrections and new information. They are:
    1. xp linkfile_fix.reg; and
    2. xp_exe_fix.reg

    You must have either WinRAR or WinZip to decompress the zip files to usable .reg files.

    Soon as downloaded and decompressed, you simply double click or right click and select/allow to merge to your existing registry. At some point, Windows will ask how to run/open the 2 .reg files. Select Browse/Choose a Program and point to your C:\Windows\regedit.exe. This should be done to both the .reg files. When asked "Do you want to merge..." pls answer YES.

    You may need to reboot and/or repeat the registry merge more than once.

    If your concern has not been corrected after completion of the above procedures, you may need to do a clean/fresh install.

    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Thank you for using FIXYA.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Feb 13, 2008

    For some reason the initial links do not work, below are the verified correct links.
    1. xp linkfile_fix.reg; and
    2. xp_exe_fix.reg

    Cheers.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Feb 14, 2008

    Hi Billy,

    Re - error message Windows can't open this file, this is to be expected. But it also ask you how do you want to open this file. As earlier posted, tell Windows to use and point to your C:\Windows\regedit.exe
    I think thereafter your system will work.


  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Feb 22, 2008

    and Hello again Billy,

    A client brought a Sony Vaio laptop with identical problems.

    As posted download and save in your desktop xp linkfile_fix.reg; and
    xp_exe_fix.reg

    Double click on any of the 2 files,

    Windows will ask you what file to use to open these 2 files

    Choose regedit.exe inside C:\Windows

    Do the same for the other file and soon as merged to the registry, most links would be back and .exe would be executables.


    Good luck.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Feb 27, 2008

    When asked for the filename, rather than select from the list (if regedit.exe doesn't show, type "c:\windows\regedit.exe" less the quotes.

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