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Old 01-16-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Default Program files executables missing

Hi, a hard drive failed the other day which have the boot info on to boot into my Win7 installtion on the disk im currently using. I had to repair the MBR/BCD (booting info) onto my primary disk. So I booted up into windows but all the .exe for office, games etc are missing in the x86 abd normal program files. So .exe remain but they're not the actual game or application exe, more like update programs or register programs.

So, how do I fix this and why has it happened? Why would my pc decided to find all .exes for applications (presumably from some location in the registry) and delete them all


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Old 01-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Program files executables missing

I had that happen to me in XP. It's weird because it's only in Program files. I guess that you might be needing repair installs again.

Just for the heck of it, and I haven't tried it yet, run a Search and type *.exe. If the files pop in some places, just put them back.
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