URGENT-Windows Live One Care Scan whacked my computer big time


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deejay

I ran two of the three Windows Live One Care Scans...
1. Clean Up-get rid of unwanted stuff that might be slowing down your computer
2. Tune Up-defrag check, and do if needed (was not needed) might be more to
this one

I've run these scans previously with no problems. I ran them tonight and
restarted my computer. When I restarted, had messages regarding Windows not
knowing which program to use to open something (I forget exactly how that
message is worded...it gives you the option to check the internet to find the
program or to browse)
I ignored the first message...thought it was a fluke
I ignored the second message...kind of
Third message...couldn't ignore. With that one, I decided to browse and
choose the program. The message was about my back-up program, so I chose the
corresponding "Mozy" to go with it. Everyone familiar with Mozy? Online
back-up program.
Thought everything was good until I noticed that just about every shortcut
now has the Mozy icon with it....and goes to Mozy and not the correct
program. First thought was to do a system restore but that goes to Mozy, too!
Next, I went to control panel, folder options, folder types, LNK, hit open
and noticed that there was a check mark next to "Always use the selected
program to open this kind of file" I unchecked it but no help.
There's also a message stating to change settings that affect all link
files, click advanced. But, I do not know what to change it to?

Can anybody help?

PS. I downloaded and ran another scan in the meantime (Uniblue-first one to
appear when looking for info on LNK file). I have 464 Reg. Errors

Thank You.
 
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SC Tom

deejay said:
I ran two of the three Windows Live One Care Scans...
1. Clean Up-get rid of unwanted stuff that might be slowing down your
computer
2. Tune Up-defrag check, and do if needed (was not needed) might be more
to
this one

I've run these scans previously with no problems. I ran them tonight and
restarted my computer. When I restarted, had messages regarding Windows
not
knowing which program to use to open something (I forget exactly how that
message is worded...it gives you the option to check the internet to find
the
program or to browse)
I ignored the first message...thought it was a fluke
I ignored the second message...kind of
Third message...couldn't ignore. With that one, I decided to browse and
choose the program. The message was about my back-up program, so I chose
the
corresponding "Mozy" to go with it. Everyone familiar with Mozy? Online
back-up program.
Thought everything was good until I noticed that just about every shortcut
now has the Mozy icon with it....and goes to Mozy and not the correct
program. First thought was to do a system restore but that goes to Mozy,
too!
Next, I went to control panel, folder options, folder types, LNK, hit open
and noticed that there was a check mark next to "Always use the selected
program to open this kind of file" I unchecked it but no help.
There's also a message stating to change settings that affect all link
files, click advanced. But, I do not know what to change it to?

Can anybody help?

PS. I downloaded and ran another scan in the meantime (Uniblue-first one
to
appear when looking for info on LNK file). I have 464 Reg. Errors

Thank You.
Boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. When the command prompt box comes
up, type in c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press enter. If may
take a few seconds; when the System Restore GUI comes up, pick a date a day
or two before you ran the Live One Care scan. Hopefully not all of your
restore points have been corrupted and this will get you back up and running
again.
 
E

Elmo

deejay said:
I ran two of the three Windows Live One Care Scans...
1. Clean Up-get rid of unwanted stuff that might be slowing down your computer
2. Tune Up-defrag check, and do if needed (was not needed) might be more to
this one

I've run these scans previously with no problems. I ran them tonight and
restarted my computer. When I restarted, had messages regarding Windows not
knowing which program to use to open something (I forget exactly how that
message is worded...it gives you the option to check the internet to find the
program or to browse)
I ignored the first message...thought it was a fluke
I ignored the second message...kind of
Third message...couldn't ignore. With that one, I decided to browse and
choose the program. The message was about my back-up program, so I chose the
corresponding "Mozy" to go with it. Everyone familiar with Mozy? Online
back-up program.
Thought everything was good until I noticed that just about every shortcut
now has the Mozy icon with it....and goes to Mozy and not the correct
program. First thought was to do a system restore but that goes to Mozy, too!
Next, I went to control panel, folder options, folder types, LNK, hit open
and noticed that there was a check mark next to "Always use the selected
program to open this kind of file" I unchecked it but no help.
There's also a message stating to change settings that affect all link
files, click advanced. But, I do not know what to change it to?

Can anybody help?

PS. I downloaded and ran another scan in the meantime (Uniblue-first one to
appear when looking for info on LNK file). I have 464 Reg. Errors

Thank You.

To fix the .lnk associations, go here:

Fix File Associations.
http://dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

There are over 20 changes made to the registry by the .reg file enclosed
within the .zip file, but you can Edit the .reg file (rather than the
default Merge), print it out, then make the changes yourself using Regedit.
 
J

John John - MVP

One registry cleaner screwed up your computer so you decided to use a
different one to fix the problems caused by the first one. The first
registry cleaner should have magically fixed all your "non-existent"
problems and paved a golden brick path to heaven yet the second cleaner
tells you that you still have 464 registry errors.

The problem is obvious, stop using those utterly useless registry
cleaners and you won't have any registry problems!

To start System Restore enter the following in the Start menu Run box:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

John
 
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db

well if you ran one care before
without any issues,

then how can you blame it
this time?

incidentally, one care makes
a restore point.

perhaps you should go into
safe mode and execute it.
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