What happens if you set 'folder options' to default? If problems persist, set your windows disk to cd drive and use 'sfc /scannow' to restore missing windows files.
First off, I am currently using windows xp professional. I cant open most of the programs on my computer and when i try to use "Run" I get a message saying "This file doesnt not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." All of the programs that I cant open, when I try right click on it "open" isnt even an option to select. I have no clue what is wrong or what to do. Please help.