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C & D Drive Won't Show Up Under My Computer.


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candykake1112

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Hello.
I've logged onto my computer, and cannot locate my c nor cd/dvd drive.
Funny thing is, I can access the drives through explorer just fine.
BUT. When I click under my computer, no drives are there, but only the folders saying shared documents, or [insert username here]'s documents.
Is there anyway to unhide them under my computer?
P.S. As well under the start menu, the run command is no longer there.
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Hi,

When you have My Computer open.
Click tools from the top menu items then folder options.
Click restore defaults under the general and view tabs.

Did that work?
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candykake1112

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that didn't help.
would i have to reboot it for the restoring to take effect?
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It wouldn't hurt to reboot.
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nope problem still exists
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Someone has to intentionally hide these drives for them to not show up. Which is a registry setting. And I'm not qualified to walk you through that.

Are you the administrator of this computer or someone else?

If it's a malware problem then run the programs suggested there and it will find it most of the time.

Run these programs on full scan, they may take a while to run.

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html
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do you know where i could find a qualified person on here, to walk me through registry editing?
and yes i'm the administrator.

and the link below, you listed, i've done all of that stuff already.

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Please follow these steps in the written order, checking the computer after each one:

1: Restore the computer to a date prior to the occurrence of the problem.

2: Use XP installation CD of the same version installed. Click Start > Run. Type sfc scannow (note the space in the command) and press Enter. Let the process run to the end, at which the dialog box disappears.

3: Run XP repair. Use the link in my list below to G2G's repair guide. Please note that repair is a serious procedure that fails sometimes and can cause worse problem then you started with. Backup your data before taking such a drastic action.
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still didn't work.
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How could you do what The Skeptic said here-

Click Start > Run. Type sfc scannow (note the space in the command) and press Enter.


When you said this here-

P.S. As well under the start menu, the run command is no longer there.


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Edited by cmpm, 25 May 2008 - 12:30 PM.

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exactly as it reads.
when i go to start, at the startup toolbar, the run command, isn't there.
is there a way to access the run command from explorer?
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Yes, you are right. Sorry for not noticing that you mentioned that Run is missing. Did you try both Restore and XP repair? non helped?


Regards
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nope, nothing has helped.
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exactly as it reads.
when i go to start, at the startup toolbar, the run command, isn't there.
is there a way to access the run command from explorer?

Just to add, but you can hit the Windows Key + R to open up the Run command window.
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Tweak UI has an option you can select to show all your drives , I believe its under My Computer

http://www.microsoft...ppowertoys.mspx
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