When you try to start the programs of their shortcuts, I always get a window MS-DOS pop up

When you try to start the programs of their shortcuts, I always get a window MS-DOS pop up.  The header says 16-bit subsystem MS_DOS.  For example, when you try to start Microsoft Word, the message says:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Menu demarrer\programmes\microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Word 2003.lnk program invalid file name, please check your pif file.

I can start the program by clicking on any document in my documents file, however.  I know that something is messed up in the registry (we had a bad worm (MS Removal Tool).  However, I can't a registry cleaner to open.  I used a WinXP_EXE_Fix.reg to try to fix the missing exe file.  He has set a number of things, but still will not let me run a registry clean.

Any help?


Try the following steps:

1. follow the steps from the link below: cannot open files with extensions such as.exe, .com, and.lnk on a Windows XP computer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923077

2. online virus scanner and check if any malware or virus detected on the computer activity. You can run the scan for viruses online from the link below: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

NOTE: Make sure that you select the correct version of the operating system before downloading the scanner)

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