Set Program Access and Defaults Error

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Hi guys,

On the start menu, is not an option to set program access and defaults.

I think this option is to specify what programs by default windows should use to open the specified file extensions.

However when I try to open, get me an error message:



As you can see above it says that it cannot load VDM IPX/SPX support.

Any idea how do I correct this.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #109940

Set Program Access and Defaults Error


It is a common error. Check for the following entries in the Autoexec.nt file:

  1.    lh %SystemRoot%system32nw16
  2.    lh %SystemRoot%system32vwipxspx

If the entries are present, check to see whether the following associated files actually exist:

  1.       %SystemRoot%system32nw16.exe
  2.       %SystemRoot%system32vwipxspx.exe
  3.       %SystemRoot%system32vwipxspx.dll

If they do not exist, expand them from your Windows CD-ROM. If the problem exist, then try and install fresh copy of windows and see if the problem is solved.

Answered By 572870 points N/A #109941

Set Program Access and Defaults Error


I think there is a problem in your system that’s why you get that error when clicking on the Set Program Access and Defaults in the Start menu. When I click this one in my Windows XP Service Pack 3, it went directly to the Add or Remove Programs Set Program Access and Defaults section. I did not encounter that dialog box you see on your screen.

Try checking your computer for any possible errors. Use a disk utility application to check the system. If you did not find any problem in the hard drive’s file system that might cause that problem in Windows, insert your Windows XP setup disc in the CD/DVD drive then click Start then Run. Type sfc /scannow then hit Enter. This will scan all Windows protected files and will automatically restore them from the CD if there are missing ones.

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