All .EXE run as NOTEPAD

Posted by Yi Zhan

May be you ever find the problem, when you run the .exe file it will open as notepad. Now... you can find the solution here.

- You need some software from sysinternals, the name is
- Extract anywhere you want and remember it.

- Run the "autoruns.exe" and choose Image Hijacks TAB.
- Delete all entry, but leave "c:\winnt\system32\ntsd.exe" entry.
- Then try run your .exe file again. It will works like normal.

If you can't do a right click at desktop or at windows explorer, you can do this step to resolved the problem.

- Go to Run –> gpedit.msc –> User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Windows Explorer.
- In the right hand pane, find "Windows Explorer’s default context menu", open its properties by double clicking it.
- If it’s enabled or not configured, disable it and your context menu will be back as soon as you apply this policy.