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Old 12-04-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
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Hi, I have 2 computers running the windows xp corp edition

I have an exe setools.exe however in one machine (my powerful one) the exe does not show the icon, i get a error message:

windows cannot access the specified...

you know the rest

and when i right click on it explorer hangs for a while.

Howcome I can open it on one machine but not the other. I've tried redownloading the file again to no avail

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Old 12-04-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Is it the actual EXE you're clicking or a shortcut to the EXE?
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Do other executables show up as .exe files?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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hm tried it now on another pc and that didn't work either. I think it's avg. despite my clikcing ignore when it detects the file as a trojan (which it isn't), it renders the executable unrunnable... i remeber norton used to do this... how do i stop it doing this?!

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for the 2 that posted above. the exe is the actual exe. it's icon is just the plain windows icon (the default if you've ever done programming). I think it might be down to avg as 2 machines that i tried it on both has avg while the other (a old laptop) hasn't and it works fine on there.
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