Unable Run Exe File

Open regedit

Find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ exefile \ shell \ open \ command Double-click the (Default) value in the right pane

Delete the current value data, and then type: “%1” %* (ie., quote-percent-one-quote-space-percent-asterisk.)

Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe

In the right-pane, set (default) to exefile

Exit the Registry Editor.

If you’re unable to launch Regedit.exe even from Command Prompt, try this:

copy regedit.exe regedit.com
regedit.com

Or You can:

Download exefix_xp.com utility and save to Desktop. Double-click the file to run it. This utility fixes the exefile association in the registry automatically.

Source: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm

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