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What type of file are you trying to open?

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It does that because if you get a file unknown to your system, you have to associate it with a program lets say that you get an e-mail with a file that says "name.pdf" that means that the file is on a PDF format so you have to have a program to open that format for PDF you can use acrobat reader or if it says "song.mp3" you have to have a program like windows media player to open it.
check the letters after the .dot that will tell you what kind of program you need.

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Learn how to completely uninstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other essential software components from your Windows XP PC.
How ToFor Windows Vista or Windows 7, see this article.
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In some rare instances, it may be necessary to remove all traces of iTunes, QuickTime, and related software components from your computer before reinstalling iTunes.
Use the Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and related software components in the following order:
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My problem! is when i want to open a file my pc


this is happening when the file association with the program is not made...either the program for that file to be open with is not present...or the file was transferred into the computer and you never had this kinda files before and first time you have to choose a program to open the file with...
in this 2 cases you have to know the type (format ) of the file and browse...choose my computer ..than C drive .../program file...and there choose the suitable program for the file...
and from then on ...the files of that kind will be opened with that program...
if you do not know what program to choose...let me know the file type...(look at the properties by right click on the file and choose properties..there will be at least the abbreviation of the file type..)
and with the name of the file format ..I will look for a program or ..tell you what program to choose for it ..
Another thing that might been happening .(in case that the computer makes this request for all files when yo are trying to open them ) ..is that you been hit by a virus that affected the file association feature ...and you will probably need to reinstall the operation system to be sure that this is removed for good..(format the C partition during the install)....
Or ...if your computer remember the program just as long it is running and after restart is doing the same ...in this case the Bios Battery is dead or not making the correct contact ...and the computer do not remember the associations choices and it need to be changed....this can be easy recognized cause a side effect is the clock will not be on time...but get to the bios manufacturing date..and 0 hour each time you open it ..in this case change the bios battery ..and it will remember the settings...all you have to do is to re-associate the file one more time after changing it .. accurate ..

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EVERY TIME I TRY TO OPEN A PROGRAM ON MY COMPUTER


Does this happen no matter what kind of file you try to open?
It could be as simple as you don't have the right software installed that can open this kind of file, or it may be an infestation of a virus of some kind. I would need to know more to really say.
Try to open a file that you are positive you have software to open it with. Even just try right clicking on your desktop someplace and choose New --> Text Document. Find the icon on your desktop that you just created, and try to open it. If you can't, then you either have a virus or some serious corruption on your hard disk. My bet would be virus. Do a good thorough virus scan with something like Avast (www.avast.com). I like avast because it has a boot-time scan, which scans your computer after you reboot and before Windows starts.

Good luck! Let me know if I can help any further.
Please leave me a rating if this was helpful!

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