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Pc problem My Pc is not running most of the programs the open with window opens for every application and asks 'Choose the program you want to use to open this file'

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  • sidspyker Apr 25, 2008

    Pls help fast

  • sidspyker Apr 26, 2008

    The problem is now fixed i repaired Xp and it's now working fine and i formatted all the other drives and now it's running ok anyway


  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    drive can not oen by double clik or by right clik.

  • sidspyker Apr 27, 2008

    My problem is solved thanks no more posts please

  • Serwen Bagadiong
    Serwen Bagadiong May 11, 2010

    Good for you. atthaullah is correct a virus might have been the cause of this probem, or you may accidentally change the program that open this type of file or deleted the program that open this file. Tell us if you have any more problem.

  • Serwen Bagadiong
    Serwen Bagadiong May 11, 2010

    What type of file are you opening? Try right clicking the file you want to open then go to properties and then tell us what file type it is.


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This may be due to virus the virus scanner will remove the program files which contain virus so the file may be missing

you can try to restore the system which can be find in

Start-Program-accessories-system tool-system restore

select a day in which system worked fine

Hope this may slove your problem

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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