Windows Xp problem

dexa - Jan 6, 2010 at 03:50 PM
 dexa - Jan 6, 2010 at 06:31 PM
i have a problem to open any disk drive like C: E: when i click it tells me this " windows cannot find 'DISKRUN.EXE' make sure you typed the name correctly and then , and then try again to search for a file click the start botton and then click search .

but when i click open or explore it works .. so it dont work when i double click on the drives

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xpcman Posts 19531 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Jan 6, 2010 at 05:46 PM
You have a worm that put an autorun.inf file on your hard disk. Your antivirus may have deleted the DISKRUN.EXE file, but didn't delete the autorun file. Follow these instructions to corre4ct the problem:

This is the standard procedure to delete the Autorun.inf file

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. Go to Start then 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\ press enter

3. type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf press enter
please note the spacing: no space between the dash and the letter & a space after the r h and s

4. type del autorun.inf press enter
if the PC returns a "file not found" message - check the spelling for autorun.inf

5. if you have a d drive: 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.

Good Luck
Thanks alot it worked :)