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Can't open C and D drives in WinXP


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YellowRubberDuck

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Hi,

I can't open my C and D drives in WinXP.
Whenever I double-click C or D drives, a dialog box will open and shows open with... options.
Can't choose anything to open C or D drives.

Appreciate anyone could help me on this. Thanks very much!
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Artellos

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Hello YellowRubberDuck,

Could you provide me with a screenshot of the issue?

Regards,
Olrik
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Hi Olrik,

Attached herewith are 3 screen shots.

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My computer

Screen 2:
After I double-click C drive, Open with... dialog box appears.

Screen 3:
After I click Browse..., another Open with... dialog box appears.

Thanks for helping. Good day to you. :)

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YellowRubberDuck

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Oh, the same happens to D drive as well.
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Just a FYI...have you tried to go into Windows Explorer and see if it can see the files on the drives?
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I think this might be a leftover of some malware (And if you've not been checked for malware, I suggest you do so, to make sure.)
Right click a Drive and hit "Open", then browse the root of the drive for a file called "autorun.ini" and rename it to "autorun.old".
This should turn your drives back to normal.
If this is not the case I have a registry edit handy that will fix it.

Regards,
Olrik
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Hi rshaffer61,

Yes, if I right-click on C drive and then click on Explore instead of Open, then I can see the files in C drive. Does that mean I can't open C or D drive anymore, and should instead choose to explore it everytime? Please advise.
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Hi Olrik,

Yes, I am in process of checking my computer for malware/virus because it was badly infected.

Should I do what you've suggested now or after my computer is free from malware/virus?

Please advise. Thanks.
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Hi Olrik,

If you wanna know about the malware/virus I'm having on my computer, below is the link to my post:

http://www.geekstogo...ns-t247749.html

You have a nice day!
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Stay with the Malware Forum till the Tech has declared your system healthy and your logs clean.
If the problem is still happening after that (and it very well may be),then return to this topic and Artellos and\or myself can continue to assist you from there.
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Hi rshaffer61,

Ok. Will do so.

Thanks for your assistance.

Have a nice day! :)
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