Originally Posted by WilsonDean
(Create an association in the Set Association control Panel)
Hey, I recently had Vista Guardian on my computer and manually deleted the files for it in regedit.However, i think i might have deleted something else as well, because now i cant open any programs on my laptop. My computer says that this file needs an associated program for it to work. I've read a couple of threads stating to go into RUN then type Command.exe but it still wont let me do this. I then tried Command.com and it worked, but when i type regedit.exe regedit.cm it still comes up with that popup.
i think i know what to do because i read a guys post who was having simliar problems
If Registry Editor opened successfully, navigate to the following key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ exefile \ shell \ open \ command.
Double-click the (Default) value in the right hand pane and delete the current value data, and then type:
"%1" %* exactly as shown including the quotes and asterisk.
Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
In the right-hand pane, set (default) to exefile
Exit the Registry Editor.
But i can't get into my regedit, any ideas?
(i Also cant do system restore as i have no restore points)
Its a re-install for you then - no restore points, no reg backups and youre re-installing. Never mess with the registry unless you know what youre doing,
even if you do know, it is prudent to create either an offline copy of your registry hives - or create a restore point.
Unless someone has a miraculous solution its a reinstall from CD for you.