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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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.
Click on the User Accounts link. Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
Choose the Create a password link.
In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
Entering the password twice helps to make sure that you typed your password correctly.
Click the Create Password button to confirm your new password.
The next screen asks Do you want to make your files and folders private?. If other user accounts will be setup on this PC and you'd like to keep your personal files private from those users, click on the Yes, Make Private button.
If you're not concerned about this kind of security or this account is the only account on your PC, there's no need to make your files private. In this case, click on the No button.
You can now close the User Accounts window and the Control Panel window.
Now that your Windows XP account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows XP from this point forward.
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.
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?
did u check same flash drive into another computer????.. if prob remains then may be some prob ...... u can try it try to navigate through folder option in left panel......... and enter into the content.... if it wrks nt for you then report me............
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.