I cannot run any .exe file and not even cmd and task manager [Solved/Closed]

pg8f4i 4 Posts Tuesday March 10, 2015Registration date March 10, 2015 Last seen - Mar 10, 2015 at 06:55 AM - Latest reply: Ambucias 53244 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen
- Mar 10, 2015 at 04:57 PM
I cannot open any .exe file on my laptop running windows 8.1 pro. When I click on it it asks how do I want to run it. I cant open command prompt, task manager and even registry editor. In the file explorer, when I navigate to any .exe file it shows "%1"%* in the file type column. I think it is a problem with the registry. Please help me.
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kieferschild 2391 Posts Sunday October 5, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus May 29, 2018 Last seen - Mar 10, 2015 at 07:06 AM
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Thank you
Hello,

can you please see if this applies to you:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505

pg8f4i 4 Posts Tuesday March 10, 2015Registration date March 10, 2015 Last seen - Mar 10, 2015 at 07:12 AM
Thank you for your time but I cannot open task manager too.
kieferschild 2391 Posts Sunday October 5, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus May 29, 2018 Last seen > pg8f4i 4 Posts Tuesday March 10, 2015Registration date March 10, 2015 Last seen - Mar 10, 2015 at 07:13 AM
When was the last time it worked?
pg8f4i 4 Posts Tuesday March 10, 2015Registration date March 10, 2015 Last seen - Mar 10, 2015 at 07:15 AM
Yesterday
pg8f4i 4 Posts Tuesday March 10, 2015Registration date March 10, 2015 Last seen - Mar 10, 2015 at 07:33 AM
guys I finally fixed it after a lot of searching :). Found the solution on this site- http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8486-default-file-associations-restore-windows-8-a.html
Ambucias 53244 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen > pg8f4i 4 Posts Tuesday March 10, 2015Registration date March 10, 2015 Last seen - Mar 10, 2015 at 04:57 PM
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