I found the answer in another post. I used a utility to remove the shortcut
arrows on my desktop icons. For some reason, this causes the problem. Once
I re-added the arrows (using the same utility) and restarted, the games are
working fine again. I still DO NOT LIKE the shortcut arrows though. I guess
I'll have to live with them.
> I've got a new laptop with Vista Home Basic installed. When I try to run any
> of the standard games, I get the following message:
> This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
> action. Create an asscociation in the Set Asscociations control panel.
> Why weren't the associations set when Vista was installed? What might have
> delted them? How exactly do I reset the associations?
> Thanks for the help.