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kaliali

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    Cannot open any installed software
    « on: April 06, 2011, 07:04:07 PM »
    Every time I try and open any software Turbotax, Microsoft Word, powerpoint, access, etc i get an error message  the application cannot be found even though it is installed.  I just installed turbotax and actually used it but when I went back into it I got that message.  Everytime i try to open something it asks me what program I want to open it with, I can't even open the calculator.   Sometimes the message comes up the file does not have a program associated with it, create an association in the Set Associations control panel.  What is that?  All the programs were working at one time and all of a sudden I keep getting these messages. I have an HP Pavilion with Vista operating system.   The programs install fine but I can can't get back into them.  What is causing this?     

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    Re: Cannot open any installed software
    « Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 09:44:49 AM »
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    Re: Cannot open any installed software
    « Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 10:12:35 AM »
    Please follow the instructions in the following link and post your logs in the thread you create (NOT in this thread):
    http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

    kaliali

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      Re: Cannot open any installed software
      « Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 07:22:49 PM »
      I have tried the steps to download the applications and I can download them but I cannot run them.  A window keeps popping up asking me what I want to run them with and gives me options like Internet Explorer and Microsoft Works.   And if I choose IE the browser opens a blank window then closes again.  It seems I cannot run any .exe program.  What else can I do?