Windows 10: Computer refuses to open .exe files

Discus and support Computer refuses to open .exe files in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Out of nowhere my computer has stopped opening .exe files and instead a pop up appears reading (file name)-Bad Image C:\Windows\System32\msdmo.dll is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by BrandonMaestas, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Computer refuses to open .exe files


    Out of nowhere my computer has stopped opening .exe files and instead a pop up appears reading (file name)-Bad Image C:\Windows\System32\msdmo.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. I first noticed this when trying to open the Ubisoft game launcher but other programs such as discord also do not function. I tried uninstalling the programs and then started basic troubleshooting with windows troubleshooting tools yet none of them worked. When I tried to run the command sfc /scannow it found corrupt files but was unable to fix them. Just recently I tried reinstalling windows yet the problem persists. Any advice to fix the problem would be appreciated.

    :)
     
    BrandonMaestas, Aug 26, 2019
    #1
  2. erocker Win User

    Exe file slow to open

    A SFX archive isn't going to open right away. The files have to be extracted first. When you are opening it in WinRar, it's not extracting the file, it's just reading it which is why it opens right away.
     
    erocker, Aug 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Exe files can only be opened by "run as administrator"

    Hi,

    Corrupted registry settings, some third-party products, or viruses can change the default configuration for running .exe files. To rectify the issue with opening this particular file type, we suggest that you follow the steps
    below:

    • Right-click on the Start button, then choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    • Type regedit and press Enter.
    • Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe.
    • Double-click (Default) key, then set the Value data to
      exefile.
    • Scroll down to go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command key.
    • Double-click (Default) key, then set the Value data to “%1” %*.
    • Restart your computer.

    Update us if it addressed your issue.

    Thank you.
     
    Angela Pun, Aug 26, 2019
    #3
  4. Computer refuses to open .exe files

    [SOLVED] Cannot open .exe files

    The clean boot needs an exe file to work, so therefore I can't do one!!!

    Any other ideas that do not need a exe file?
     
    GeoffLester, Aug 26, 2019
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