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My computer refuses to open .exe files can anyone help? its running on vista and its started happening just recently

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Padlock
Padlock

12 years ago

How would it be refusing to open .exes but you are on the internet (Through a browser, which is a .exe)...?

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spiker
spiker

12 years ago

Well this is a major problem. even if you have the fix to install, it wont work cause its an .EXE file. System restore could work. P.S. are you the only one that uses that computer,

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

*cough* old forum *cough*

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spiker
spiker

Reply 12 years ago

o so you dont belive in helping anyone who looks at old fourms? or Do you not belive in bringing the dead back to life? or Do you not like rehashing the past? hmm hmmm well well

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Hey, chill out. I'm not hatin'. Just saying, it's been months, and I think he's already fixed the problem. I personally have no problem with bumping dinosaur threads, just saying in case you didn't see the dates, this thread is kinda old and moldy. ;)

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spiker
spiker

Reply 12 years ago

just messin with ya

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spiker
spiker

Reply 12 years ago

sure ;)

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, even coolz has commented. ;-)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Heh. That's how you know...

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Derin
Derin

12 years ago

do you have uac on? because my computer did the same thing

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Danny
Danny

13 years ago

I'm just waiting for goodharts comment =P

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Danny
Danny

Reply 13 years ago

None of them suggest what to do in my case, the error message

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Noblevagrant
Noblevagrant

13 years ago

check your program settings, downgrade to xp

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Danny
Danny

Reply 13 years ago

I dont wanna downgrade and then have it still not work, any other altrnatives?

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

Reply 13 years ago

you definatly wanna downgrade to XP.... or rather.... upgrade. Vista is like a virus disguised as an Operating System its way to buggy... come back to XP... it misses you :( I give a 99% guarentee you won't have the same problem if you downgrade and I'm so confident I'll give you my personal phone number if you do downgrade and it still dosen't work and I'll stay on the phone (long distance charged to me of course) until I figure it out. if you insist on Vista... I'm usless to you.... all I can suggest is format

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Danny
Danny

Reply 13 years ago

Haha, this made me laugh. I thought i'd post what the error says. "This handle is invalid."

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ll.13
ll.13

13 years ago

Can you give any more details? What type of program etc.. (a little more than .exe)

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Danny
Danny

Reply 13 years ago

well, sims 2, half life, flash CS3 and a couple of things i downloaded.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

riiight, I'm very sorry but Vista is totally alien to me (even after 2 days use)

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

Let's start with a stupid question : are you sure it's a .EXE ? Some default parameters may hide the actual extension of the file, and the files that seems to end by .EXE may actually ends with an other type of extension : .BAT, .VBS or something else (This is a trick sometimes used to spread some virus or worms). Also, maybe there is an anti-virus that blocks the execution of this exe ? Other question : Does it happens with all EXE or just with some EXE ?

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Danny
Danny

Reply 13 years ago

All .exe, i cant install any programs that need me to open an .exe or anyhing i donwnload i cant open the .exe for it.