Cannot access control panel

bacchus3

New Member
Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help me.

I'm running Vista Home 32 bit and seem to have done something to my computer.

I cannot access my C Drive. It is still there - I see it in the "manage" application but

When I click on computer - a search function appears
When I click on Network - nothing happens - right click and properties gives an error - The error I get is "This file does not have an association"
When I click on control panel - nothing happens either.
when I click on default programs - same thing
I click on games - nothing happens
I click on music or documents and that search box opens




Can any one suggest any help?
To my mind it seems as if some sort of mapping to the c drive has been lost - but I can't see how to fix it.


I can't really say much more because I can't access the bits that tell me what my computer is (I do have some experience of them - but not much)

The error I get is "This file does not have an association"


many thanks
 
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Jacee

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bacchus3

New Member
Hi,

Thanks for the responses, both pointed to the same thing so that was great.

Unfortunately I couldn't utilise the download as I didn't have administration rights due to the glitch.

I was, however able to restore the system to a point from a couple of weeks ago. It was actually the links that prompted me to do that.

Thanks again
 

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Jacee

Security
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Glad you were able to fix the problem! :D
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Bruce ... somewhere in his 40's
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU
    Motherboard
    INTEL/D975XBX2
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 914v
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    2/500GB each ... ST3500630AS ATA Device.
    One is not connected
    PSU
    Rocketfish 700 W
    Case
    G.Skill Gigabyte Chassis
    Mouse
    Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
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    DSL
    Other Info
    ATI HDMI Audio
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