Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > Computer Support > Everything opens in notepad

Reply
Thread Tools

Everything opens in notepad

 
 
Tappy Lappy
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-31-2005
Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to delete
file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears full
of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows reloads
zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note pad box on
the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything from the
control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home edition is my
OS.
Once again thanks in advance.


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Tappy Lappy
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-31-2005

"Tappy Lappy" <Tappy http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:df53i2$3bo$(E-Mail Removed)-infra.bt.com...
> Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to delete
> file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
> error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
> When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears
> full of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows
> reloads zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note
> pad box on the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything
> from the control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home
> edition is my OS.
> Once again thanks in advance.

Forgot to mention I have checked for viruses (kaspersky) but cant run my
spyware applications..


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Marc Hulsebosch
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-31-2005
Tappy Lappy wrote:
> "Tappy Lappy" <Tappy (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:df53i2$3bo$(E-Mail Removed)-infra.bt.com...
>> Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to delete
>> file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
>> error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
>> When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears
>> full of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows
>> reloads zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note
>> pad box on the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything
>> from the control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home
>> edition is my OS.
>> Once again thanks in advance.

> Forgot to mention I have checked for viruses (kaspersky) but cant run my
> spyware applications..
>
>

It seems that something (virus) has changed the file extension
associations. .EXE files are now opened with notepad. When i read about
this on a forum, someone said you could try to change the .EXE files
into .COM files. If that doesn't work, I would recommend to reinstall
Windows.

Marc
 
Reply With Quote
 
Trax
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-31-2005
"Tappy Lappy" <Tappy (E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

|>Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to delete
|>file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
|>error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
|>When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears full
|>of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows reloads
|>zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note pad box on
|>the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything from the
|>control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home edition is my
|>OS.
|>Once again thanks in advance.

As Harrison mention's before, you've got something.

Go here http://hijackthis.de/en download and run Hijackthis see what
it say -

--

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/program.html
 
Reply With Quote
 
Unk
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      09-01-2005
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 20:22:26 +0000 (UTC), "Tappy Lappy" <Tappy (E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to delete
>file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
>error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
>When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears full
>of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows reloads
>zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note pad box on
>the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything from the
>control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home edition is my
>OS.
>Once again thanks in advance.
>


http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_easy_file.htm


 
Reply With Quote
 
Ben Myers
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      09-01-2005
Download
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_exe_fix.zip

Unzip the .reg file and double-click it on the problem
computer.

Ben

"Tappy Lappy" <Tappy (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:df53i2$3bo$(E-Mail Removed)-infra.bt.com...
> Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to delete
> file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
> error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
> When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears full
> of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows reloads
> zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note pad box on
> the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything from the
> control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home edition is my
> OS.
> Once again thanks in advance.
>
>

 
Reply With Quote
 
Tappy Lappy
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      09-01-2005

"Trax" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> "Tappy Lappy" <Tappy (E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> |>Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to
> delete
> |>file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
> |>error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
> |>When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears
> full
> |>of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows reloads
> |>zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note pad box
> on
> |>the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything from the
> |>control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home edition is
> my
> |>OS.
> |>Once again thanks in advance.
>
> As Harrison mention's before, you've got something.
>
> Go here http://hijackthis.de/en download and run Hijackthis see what
> it say -
>


Update. If I right click on a desktop icon and select "run as", I get a
dialogue box. If I uncheck the protect my computer and data from
unauthorised activity, the application runs as normal.
Is this info any use?


 
Reply With Quote
 
Tappy Lappy
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      09-01-2005

"Trax" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> "Tappy Lappy" <Tappy (E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> |>Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to
> delete
> |>file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
> |>error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
> |>When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears
> full
> |>of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows reloads
> |>zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note pad box
> on
> |>the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything from the
> |>control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home edition is
> my
> |>OS.
> |>Once again thanks in advance.
>
> As Harrison mention's before, you've got something.
>
> Go here http://hijackthis.de/en download and run Hijackthis see what
> it say -
>
> --
>
> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/program.html


Managed to get Hijackthis to run.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:54:23, on 01/09/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Richard\My
Documents\UTILITIES\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...o/bt_side.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
http://bt.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...o/bt_side.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
http://home.bt.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =
http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft
Internet Explorer provided by BT Yahoo! Broadband
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} -
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_17_0. dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} -
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} -
C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: BT Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} -
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_17_0. dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone
Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility]
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb0 4.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KAVPersonal50] C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky
Anti-Virus Personal\kav.exe /minimize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SsAAD.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media
Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program
Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe"
/background
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program
Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel -
res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: BT Yahoo! Sidebar -
{51085E3D-A958-42A2-A6BE-A6A9B0BAF276} - C:\Program
Files\Yahoo!\browser\ysidebarIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: BT &Yahoo! Sidebar -
{51085E3D-A958-42A2-A6BE-A6A9B0BAF276} - C:\Program
Files\Yahoo!\browser\ysidebarIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} -
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger -
{FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program
Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra button: BT - {5F83DE76-8EBC-4DBD-978C-825246604F16} -
http://www.bt.com (file missing) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra button: Homepage - {9E6302DC-836C-4786-A9AC-40D16D116225} -
http://bt.yahoo.com (file missing) (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) -
http://pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage
Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {231B1C6E-F934-42A2-92B6-C2FEFEC24276} (yucsetreg Class) -
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yucconfig.dll
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) -
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (ASquaredScanForm
Element) - http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/axscan.cab
O17 -
HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9C02E420-AA19-4FFC-B2C1-BE5B1999D98D}:
NameServer = 194.72.9.34 62.6.40.178
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. -
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: kavsvc - Kaspersky Lab - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky
Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal\kavsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak
Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: MSCSPTISRV - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\MSCSPTISRV.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation -
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PACSPTISVR - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\PACSPTISVR.exe
O23 - Service: ScsiAccess - Unknown owner -
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ScsiAccess.EXE
O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program
Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SPTISRV.exe
O23 - Service: SonicStage SCSI Service (SSScsiSV) - Sony Corporation -
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC -
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
O23 - Service: YPCService - Yahoo! Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\YPCSER~1.EXE



 
Reply With Quote
 
kishonz kishonz is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
 
      02-14-2012
[QUOTE=Ben Myers;1116779]Download
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_exe_fix.zip

Unzip the .reg file and double-click it on the problem
computer.

Ben

"Tappy Lappy" <Tappy (E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:df53i2$3bo$(E-Mail Removed)-infra.bt.com...
> Sorry I haven't responded to those people helping with my unable to delete
> file problem, I have just managed to get access back, lots of trial and
> error,and have an even more frustrating problem.
> When I try to open any programme or application a note pad box appears full
> of text and nothing will run. Even after rebooting, when windows reloads
> zone alarm, kaspersky etc do not load but appear as an open note pad box on
> the desktop. Trying to run for example msconfig, cmd, anything from the
> control all results in a note pad appearing. Windows XP home edition is my
> OS.
> Once again thanks in advance.
>
>
[Thanks Ben
its fix the issue in my pc

Kishonz
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not Quite Everything for a Theory of Everything fitz VOIP 0 02-28-2010 04:42 PM
Cannot launch simple applications (notepad, java) using Apache and PERL(CGI) JDS Perl 4 11-11-2008 08:50 PM
PDF OPENS IN NOTEPAD Maurice Computer Support 2 02-17-2007 08:20 PM
Intellimouse optical opens everything with single click. lbbss Computer Support 3 07-03-2006 03:34 PM
RE: Everything opens in note pad Tappy Lappy Computer Support 0 09-01-2005 06:07 PM



Advertisments