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computer won't download & can't access programs.will it work in safemode?

Question Posted Saturday July 21 2012, 6:30 pm

Can you download while your computer is in safe mode?

My computer won't download anything. It says its missing some '.exe' file and I don't know what to do. if I put it in safe mode will it be able to download stuff?

I can't access a lot of my programs on the computer, I can't go to control panel, itunes, adobe reader or anything. It says I don't have the correct program to access anything or download on my computer.

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DrNick72 answered Tuesday August 7 2012, 6:53 pm:
It sounds to me like you are infected with malware or a "full-on" virus. I don't mean to sound rude but I think you may have downloaded enough. You're so preoccupied with downloading you are missing the HUGE importance of the fact that your computer is having a major problem. I would normally give you some steps to try and cleanup your system but I'm concerned that it would be a waste of my time. "Pearls before Swine" as the old saying goes. A computer must be maintained like a car. You shouldn't drive a car when it needs oil and you shouldn't be downloading on a computer that is in bad need of virus removal and cleanup. If you post in a way that shows interest in fixing your computer for more than just so you can pirate more stuff, I'll try and give you some advice. In the meantime, learn more before you continue your downloading obsession.
Good luck with things

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Rumely answered Thursday July 26 2012, 5:46 pm:
I'm no computer expert, so I'm going to ask an obvious question. Have you tried System Restore? If you boot up in safe mode you should be able to do a system restore. Hopefully you have a backup date that includes the missing file.

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