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2015-05-30, 21:15 #1
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My PC will not open anything to do with the control panel/built in apps.
Anything I try to open with the explorer comes up with the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action". For example, if I try to search for "PC Info", it will not open and give me that error message. I have tried literally everything to solve this, and it still wont work. Please help!
I am on Windows 8.1, and the file types are '.settingcontent-ms' by the way.
Last edited by Murray9; 2015-05-30 at 21:20.
2015-05-30, 22:07 #2
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This happened to me sometime back; I had a corrupted Explorer.exe. Also, when you move mouse to the far right, does the normal W8 settings menu appear? The only way I was able to fix a corrupt Explorer.exe was to reinstall W8. After the 2nd time, I had a local computer store convert laptop from 8 to 7.
I hope others here can help you avoid what I had to do"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
2015-05-31, 00:29 #3jwoodsGuest
From an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt, run SFC /SCANNOW and see if it will fix it.
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