So my solitare just disappeared. I searched for it in the all programs thing and when I clicked on it, it ssaid it couldnt be opened because there was no program specified to open it. I clicked on the thing that lets you decide what to open it with. The box at the bottom that makes everything open the same way was checked but i didnt notice. All the programs on my computer are now being run by windows media center. I cant use any programs, not even mozilla firefox! what did I do and what can I do?????


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If other file types are affected you could also try:

Control Panel, Default programs and "set program access and computer defaults".


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My first question would be do you know of anything you did that caused the problem. Since this is not a normal occurrence, if you did not do something, then you may have a virus.

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