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By dharrison ·
I have a customer with a new XP PC. His old XP machine would open a window asking what you wanted to use to open the data - or what task you wanted to do like copy or print.

Does anyone know where this setting is to turn it on and off???

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by Joseph Moore In reply to XP Options

It sounds like, based off your description, that the old XP install was infected with a virus that targeted the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command portion of the Registry.
The Default value should equal ""%1" %*" but what some viruses do is they put themselves in there, so that any time a .EXE file is opened, the virus itself is launched.
THEN, when the virus is cleaned/removed by antivirus software, this piece of the Registry is not fixed.
So,I would look there and see if this is the case.
But I could also be wrong. The exact wording of the error, as well as full descriptions of any error boxes, would have been helpful.

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by dharrison In reply to

Nope - it isn't a virus program. After looking online for more info. I found it is a setting in the registry to enable or disable the autoplay/autorun feature in windows. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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