"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

Cannot run EXE files …!! Fix it easily

Cannot run EXE files [Programs don’t open]
When you try to launch applications [.exe files], an error message appears and the program will not run.
   This indicates that the .EXE file association in the registry is corrupt. This behavior is generally caused by viruses; one of which is SirCam virus, which modifies the .exe file association in registry. To launch applications, you may need to reset the .exe file association using any of these methods:

Click Start, Run and type Command
Type the following and then press Enter after typing each one:


Navigate to and select the following key:


Double-click the (Default) value in the right pane.
Delete the current value data, and then type: "%1" %* [with quotes]
(ie., quote-percent-one-quote-space-percent-asterisk.)

Navigate to:

In the right-pane, set the (default) value to exefile
Exit the Registry Editor.

If you’re unable to launch Regedit.exe even from Command Prompt, try this:
copy regedit.exe

You may also use the RUNAS command-line switch to run any executable file.
RUNAS /USER:Administrator c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
RUNAS /USER:Administrator c:\windows\regedit.exe


April 12, 2005 - Posted by | Power Toys - Personal

1 Comment »

  1. Heythis piece of text has really helped me.. wow !!! good work Mahesh.. u r freaking the cyber world !!!Ruchit Sharma


    Comment by Unknown | April 16, 2005 | Reply

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