Can't open disc C and D by double clicking

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- Jul 22, 2008 at 12:30 PM
 eeswar gour india - Jan 19, 2013 at 03:01 AM
Hello, I'm new at here. I have this problem. I can't open my C and D drives by double clicking on them, instead the drive are beeing opened in my XnView program. But I still can open the drive by right clicking and choosing open. I tried removing the XnView folder from Program Files folder, but when I double clicked on my drive it automatically started Open With box! I've searched the web trying to find the solution I've tried many things one of theme were Disk Heal program I've downloaded it, installed it, run it and red the instruction, the first three lines sad:
"1)Fixes Disk Problems:

Fixes the "Open With" Dialog or "Could not find 'something'" error
which occurs when a drive is opened."
But when I tried to fix it nothing worked. Maybe I did something wrong with the program, maybe it wasn't programs fault after all.
On the web I found two possible reasons: 1 Anti-Virus program deleted autorun file with the virus.
2 It happened because of drives icon change @ Control Panel>Appearance and Theme>Folder Options>File Types.
Now I know it was the second one because I tried to change the drives icon(it didn't work,but in the file type wen I pressed the advance button it showed me that the icon is changed.). I changed the icon beck but still nothing. I'm telling you all this too give you as many information as possible.Ask me if you need more information! Sorry if I've confused somebody.
So that's my problem! Please HELP ME if you can! I'll be VERY grateful for any HELP! Sorry for English, I tried!

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manmeet bhatia
Sep 9, 2008 at 04:34 AM
IF U R NOT ABLE TO OPEN C: D: DRIVE(APPEAR OPEN WITH WINDOWS)

I have so many method 4 u




Choose the program you want to use to open this file with:

In this case, the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file option is grayed out.

The symptom occurs because when autorun.vbs is created by trojan horse or virus. The virus normally loads autorun.inf file to root folder of all hard drive or USB drive, and then execute autorun.bat file which contains script to apply and merge autorun.reg into the registry, with possible change to the following registry key to ensure that virus is loaded when system starts:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Userinit=userinit.exe,autorun.exe

Finally, autorun.bat will call wscript.exe to run autorun.vbs.

When antivirus or security software detected the autorun.vbs file as infected, the file will be deleted or removed or quarantined. However, other files (autorun. and registry value still referring to autorun.vbs, and this document no longer exists, hence the error when users double click to open a drive folder.

To correct and solve this error, follow this steps:

Run Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del or right click on Taskbar)
Stop wscript.exe process if available by highlighting the process name and clicking End Process.
Then terminate explorer.exe process.
In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run?).
Type cmd?? (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.
Type the following command one by one followed by hitting Enter key:
del c:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a

c, d, e each represents drive letters on Windows system. If there are more drives or partitions available, continue to command by altering to other drive letter. Note that you must also clean the autorun files from USB flash drive or portable hard disk as the external drive may also be infected.

In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run?).
Type regedit (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.
Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Check if the value name and value data for the key is correct (the value data of userint.exe include the path which may be different than C drive, which is also valid, note also the comma which is also needed):
Userinit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe

If the value is incorrect, modify it to the valid value data.



and other
try disk heal software


one more solution:

first go to run then write " regedit" that is registry

then find " ctrl+f"

in this box write "mountpoints2" and delete it ......

then again press "ctrl+f" again find mountpoints2 until all these files are not deleted

then u will see ur problems is solved................



AND


1Open Start >> Run and type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
2. press ok
3. You will see a message DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in shell32.dll succeeded
4. that's it


try this 4 step may this slove ur prob



BUT IF U R NOT TECHNICAL

THN PLZ TRY DISK HEAL SOFTWARE ONLY ITS WORK 85%
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my d:,e:, f: folders or opening with choose program
plz help me
plz

regards
R.senthil
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> senthil
Sep 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM
Try Mhanmet Bhatia's first method, just insted of :
del c:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
write:
del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del f:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
But do ALL of what Mhanment wrote,not just the part above!!!
Also u can try
d:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
d:\> del autorun.inf
e:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
e:\> del autorun.inf
f:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
f:\> del autorun.inf
(Ravi's suggestion) Don't worry you don't have to search. It's all of it.
It should work. If it doesn't work please keep in touch.^_^
SFE - Sorry For English
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Jan 20, 2009 at 03:44 AM
hi..
i can't open my external hardrive by double clicking it. when ever I double click my my external hardrive, the autorun option appear. i've tried the command below,

c:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
c:\> del autorun.inf
d:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
d:\> del autorun.inf

and aslo del >partition_name<:\autorun.*f/s/q/a, but however in the command prompt, it says "access denied".
what shld I do now...??
hlp me pls..TQ..
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Mar 13, 2009 at 01:37 PM
thanks a lot.. my hard disk has resolved
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Thanks I had the same problem, mine was caused by the computer getting infected with a virus and I figured it was time to reformat anyways, so my problem was with my additional drives, I went with your suggestions of deleting the autoruns on the problem drives and then deleting the mountpoints which fixed my problem.

again Thanks!
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/sUBs/Flash_Disinfector.exe
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this is the only way that worked with me. Thanks a lot... BEST SOLUTION
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THIS METHOD WORKS, I couldnt get into my drive D, said I didnt have permission and had stange characters when right click. Download this puppy, click Ok and then its done.

Thanks egypt
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thank you very much..the only method that worked for me :P
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Sep 13, 2008 at 10:49 AM
OMG!!! I've tried so many things before, they were so hard to do, and I was afraid to fix something in registry because I new that it might destroy my computer. But now I just tried to do 4 easy steps:
1Open Start >> Run and type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
2. press ok
3. You will see a message DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in shell32.dll succeeded
4. that's it
And the problem was solved!
Thanks manmeet bhatia, THANK U VERRY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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OMG!!! I've tried so many things before, they were so hard to do, and I was afraid to fix something in registry because I new that it might destroy my computer. But now I just tried to do 4 easy steps:
1Open Start >> Run and type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
2. press ok
3. You will see a message DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in shell32.dll succeeded
4. that's it
And the problem was solved!
Thanks manmeet bhatia, THANK U VERRY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Thank you very much!
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eeswar gour india
Jan 19, 2013 at 03:01 AM
thenx intelligent men ...
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I tried all solutions, but i'm unable to open cmd.exe. also task manager is not opening.
I'am able to open command shell by typing command in Run window, but deleting autorun.inf doen't solved the problem.
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Sep 7, 2008 at 07:18 AM
What do u mean by that?
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go to command prompt and write this command
c:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
c:\> del autorun.inf
d:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
d:\> del autorun.inf
restart the pc
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Manish > ravi
Sep 23, 2008 at 11:01 PM
Thanks for the wonderfull tip. My problem was solved.

Manish
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brittongr > Manish
Dec 30, 2008 at 01:39 PM
Thanks, it works.
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Bijesh > ravi
Sep 25, 2008 at 05:38 AM
Hi..Ravi,

Thanks a lot. It was very much helpful for me. Once again thankyou verymuch for your wonderful tip.

Thanks and regards,
Bijesh
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just use ThreatFire antivirus
It's free and is the best till date
It'll solve all your problems
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Call specialist
Nov 22, 2008 at 06:02 AM
Yes I have the same problem of restart my pc when I double click any drives.I think it is a boot sector virus.I changed my antivirus,but my problem remains same.I tried symantec,macfee,avast,diskheal etc.
I think this problem occur due to mobile chip(memory card).The memory card disturb the boot file of the drive such as autoexec.bat.
I tried so many things but can't solve my probem.
What can I do?
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hi frnd,
plz do the following trick
go to command prompt and write this command
c:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
c:\> del autorun.inf
d:\> attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
d:\> del autorun.inf
restart the pc

regards
Rajesh
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Virus trouble

Sometimes it happens in windows XP that you are not able to open drives on your hard disk. When you double click on the drives icons or right click on the drive>>explore in My computer ,the drive does not open.

This problem is generally caused by most of the viruses which infect windows XP system. They block or restrict your access to any of the drives.

But don't worry this is not a big trouble it can be fixed easily.

Fix:

Normally when a virus infects a windows system which causes a drive opening problem, it automatically creates a file named autorun.inf in the root directory of each drive.

This autorun.inf file is a read only ,hidden and a system file and the folder option is also disabled by the virus. This is deliberately done by the virus in order to protect itself. autorun.inf initiates all the activities that the virus performs when you try to open any drive.

You have to just delete this file and restart your system to correct this problem.

Follow the set of commands below to show and delete the autorun.inf

1. Open Start>>Run and type cmd and press enter. This will open a command prompt window. On this command prompt window type the following steps.

2. type cd\

3. type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf

4. type del autorun.inf

5. now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition. Now repeat steps 3 and 4. Similarly repeat step 5 for all your hard disk partition.

Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed
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ThAnks so much man I was not looking forward to reinstalling xp
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More Thanks your support.

Abdi
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Nagoor Meerasa
Sep 18, 2008 at 03:48 AM
The last one worked for me too.

Thanks!
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Sep 18, 2008 at 04:50 AM
No problem!!!
=D
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i tried the methods but it still could not work
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i tried mountpoints2 n ma problem is resolved..
thx
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aahhhhh
thanx guys!!!!!!!!
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I have tried every single method mentioned above.
But all in vain
nothing worked for me
the inf n pif files are still there.
they were juz deleted at that time.

can anyone help me to delete this virus n can anyone tell me how can I protect my computer from this virus.
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Solved my problem real time, thanks.
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thanks man... deleting mountpoints2 worked... thanks
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i have the same problem with this please help me too.
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My drives doesn't open on double click.
On right clicking it shows some unknown characters.
On opening regedit it prompts that another program is using it.
I have Norton 2006 installed uptaded till date but of no use
My options in hidden files option in the filder options in tool bar have messed up, that is both options checked

Please help me out
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