How To Fix EXE
Need to know how to fix an .exe? Fixing an .exe can be done two ways. The first is to try to restore the .exe through the system restore function of Windows. The second is to restore the .exe through replacement of the file. There are various reasons that an .exe can become corrupted, such as through a corruption of the file or through a hard drive error, such as link association error or a write error.
- First, try to do a system restore of Windows. This technique applies to Windows XP. Open the Start menu of Windows and click on “Help and Support.” This will bring up a window that will list a restore point calendar. If system restore has been activated and is running in Windows, you may have many restore points you can choose from. Pick a point before the error occurred and activate the restore. The computer will need to reboot Windows to apply the settings. After restoring, see if the .exe file is now functioning properly. If not, then you may need to try to replace the .exe by another method.
- Try to first find exactly what .exe file it is that is corrupted. If you know which program the .exe is associated with, then you can try to replace that specific file from the CD it was installed from. Try to locate the specific .exe file on the CD the program was installed from and replace the corrupted file with the new one.
- If this also fails, try to uninstall the program and reinstall it. This will replace the .exe. If the program fails to uninstall, you can try "Revo Uninstaller," a program which is free and will help scan and remove the program along with any registry entries associated with the program. This will allow you to reinstall the program properly and replace the .exe file.