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Accidentally Set Same Default Program


I was trying to open dell webcam central because it wasn't working. I right click and picked open with, then pick default opener. I did not notice that the box that says something along the lines of "make default for all programs" was checked. Now any time i try to open any program it opens the webcam. I have tried doing system restore, but received an error message concerning a file problem. It said to try turning off my antivirus, which i did and it still didn't work. I've tried to go back and select the default program for each program, but it doesn't change anything.

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Network adapter local area connection driver information:
Description . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(r) 82578dc gigabit network connection
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Intel
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 11. 0. 41. 0
Inf file name . . . . . . . . . : C:windowsinfoem2. Inf
Inf file date . . . . . . . . . : Monday, june 22, 2009 3:05:28 pm
Section name . . . . . . . . . : E10f0. 6. 1. 1
Hardware id . . . . . . . . . . : Pciven_8086&dev_10f0
Instance status flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
Device manager status code . . : 0
Iftype . . . . . . . . . . . . : 6
Physical media type . . . . . . : 14
 
Issues found
The default gateway is not available fixed
Reset the "local area connection" adapter completed

Intel® desktop board  dp55wb

Intel® integrated 10/100/1000 ethernet intel® 82567lf

Above are some of the specs i've seen posted that relate to my machine.

My local area connection / properties / configure settings:

Adaptive inter-frame spacing      disabled
Enable pme                        disabled
Flow control                      disabled
Gigabit master slave mode         auto detect
Interrupt moderation              enabled
Interrupt moderation rate         adaptive
Ipv4 checksum offload             rx & tx enabled
Large send offload (ipv4)         enabled
Large send offload (ipv6)         enabled
Link speed &. Duplex              auto negotiation
Locally administered address      not present checked
Log link state event              enabled
Priority & vlan                   priority & vlan enabled
Receive buffers                   256
System idle power saver           disabled
Tcp checksum offload (ipv4)       rx & tx enabled
Tcp checksum offload (ipv6)       rx & tx enabled
Transmit buffers                  512           
Udp checksum offload (ipv4)       rx & tx enabled
Udp checksum offload (ipv6)       rx & tx enabled
Wait for link                     auto detect

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