Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Exclamation 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.

  2. #2
    Silver Lounger RolandJS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Austin metro area TX USA
    Thanked 145 Times in 142 Posts
    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.
    Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (sevenforums)
    Clone or Image often! Backup, backup, backup, backup... -- RockE (Windows Secrets Lounge)

  3. #3
    From an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt, run SFC /SCANNOW and see if it will fix it.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to jwoods For This Useful Post:

    T-Berry (2015-06-07)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts