Cannot open cdrive

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Hello,
i cannot open my cdrive whenever i double click it it says.."this file does not have a program assiotiated with it for performing this action.create an association in the folder options control panel"...wht should i do.. plz help.

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a virus program has placed a autorun.inf file on your C drive

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.

Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed. Except the program that caused the problem is still in your computer.
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