When i tried to open control panel and other folders on my laptop i get this message: this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. The operating system is windows vista
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We are going to do this the easy way....you need a computer of course and one that has a working cd/dvd player, a flash drive and a windows installation disc. A recovery disc will not work...you need a windows installation disc.
Go to the control panel > folder options > click on the "View" tab, scroll down and UN-check the box the says "hide protected operating system files", now click the bubble above that says "Show hidden files and folders.
Now get out of the control panel and insert the windows disc in the drive.
Go ahead and insert the flash drive into a usb port and let windows recognize the device and load it. It will give the device a drive letter.
After the disc loads, it may appear on your desktop and say to install Windows....just exit the program but don't eject the disc. Open "My Computer" and look for your cd/dvd drive and right click on it. Choose "open" from the choices and a list of files and folders will appear. Select all the files except for a file that says "desktop
Copy all the files and paste them into the flash drive that you can find in "My Computer" The files from the disc will now be written to the flash drive. Once the copy is completed, the flash drive can now be used to boot the computer.
Insert the usb drive into the laptop that needs fixing and power it up. After the flash screen appears, tap the F12 key to bring up the multi-boot options. Choose USB drive and hit enter. The laptop will boot off the usb drive and initiate the Windows files.
It appears that the C dirve is using 98% of space. Let us try to delete some temporary files, to do so, click Start Menu> Run> type %temp% and hit enter. It will open the temporary folder, delete all the files listed in this folder. Now, again click Start> Run> type prefetch and hit enter, it will open the prefetch folder, delete all the files listed on it. It should take care of the issue.
Goto my computer, click on the c:drive(boot drive) double click on the windows folder scroll down to a folder called prefetch open the folder, highlight one object in the folder hold down control and press a to highlight everything in the folder, then holding down shift press delete. close out of all the windows up and reboot, once rebooted goto my computer and right click on your boot drive (c:drive) and enter properties, do a disk cleanup, put a tick on all the files shown and then press ok to cleanup the disk.
to connect a laptop to you PC you will need a broadband router(with min of 2 LAN slots) and connect both using the LAN network cables thru the router.
Then on both PC and laptop you need to create the local area network.
Start/Control Panel/Network Setup Wiz/next/next/No let me chose another...../next/other/2nd option This Computer connects...../Computer name...Give a name/next/MSHOME/next/1st option Turn On file and print..../next/Yes/Next/wait for a few min..../Last option...Just Finished the ....../Next/Re-start/
Do this on both PC and laptop
Now open My Computer icon/Clikc the up arrow button near the top the menu bar/
this will show you the My Network icon/click it and view all computers on the network
You need to do the above process on both the PC and laptop
once you can view the PC's shared folder in you laptop and Laptop's shared folder in you PC you are DONE.
just copy any files from your PC/Laptop to the shared folders on you laptop/PC and exchange files on both.
all the best
There is another way of getting rid of programs in your computer other than going to your Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs menu. Try to locate the where the program is installed. If your computer has more than 1 partition (e.g. Local Drive C, Local Drive D, and so on), see which partition has that program. Use Search function from your Start menu (located on the lower left of your screen), click on All Files & Folders then 2 rectangular white boxes will appear. On the 1st box you type the name of the program you are looking for then click on Search button below. Once the results are displayed, right click on the listed program (it should exactly be the program you wish to remove, okay?) & choose Open containg folder. Once there, you can now manually delete each file & delete the folder itself. If there are files that Windows won't let you delete, try renaming them by changing their filename extension. This is especially true with files having a .dll at the end (those are driver files, they say). Change .dll into .txt then hit Enter key. If still you can't delete them after changing the filename extension, you may have to restart your computer & go back to those files to see if you can delete them already (they should NOW be deletable). Once all files & the folder containg it are gone, go to your Control Panel's Add/Remove menu. Click on the program you were trying to remove to highlight it then click Remove button. It should display a dialog box saying, "This program or the folder containing this program have been removed. Do you wish to remove it from this list?" Select YES.
I hope this will solve your problem. Let me know if it worked on your computer, okay?
hi. its purely a virus problem that prompts u from performing some actions in ur system. visit filehippo.com website. download AVG anti virus latest version scan ur computer. the problem wil get solved.
Are you sure you have the VISTA Version of these programs..?
Try deleting the folder they are installed to, then uninstalling them form control panel.. add/remove will give you an error, then it will remove them from the list once you have deleted the folder in c:\Program Files\iTunes or whatever...
Maybe try uninstalling them in Safe Mode... enter safe mode by pressing F8 a few times when you turn your PC on.