Not able to open c drive by pressing double c

Sanjay - Jul 8, 2010 at 06:16 AM
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020 - Jul 8, 2010 at 01:14 PM

I am not able to C drive normally by pressing double click getting message open with, can u please help on this


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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,832
Jul 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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 some of the viruses which infect windows systems. 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.


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\ this takes you to the root directory

3. type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf this changes the file attributes to allow its deletion
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. Except you still have the virus that started the problem. Run a virus scan to fix that problem.
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jul 8, 2010 at 01:14 PM

Delete the autorun.inf files in your drive.

Try this free application "AutoRunExterminator", just click on the below link to

download the file. It automatically deletes the autorun.inf files in all your drives.

Extract that file---->double click on it--->if it finds any autorun files, it

automatically deletes them. Click on the "AutoRunExterminator" icon in the

system tray to find the results.

Manual way to remove the autorun.inf file is

Click on Start --->Run ---->type cmd and press enter. Command prompt opens.

type these commands


now your prompt changes to C:\>

1)attrib -h -r -s autorun.inf and press enter

2) del autorun.inf and press enter

Follow steps 1 and 2 to delete the autorun.inf files in others drivers also by changing your drive letter by enter this command
Ex: if you want to go to D drive enter this command d: and press enter.


Download Malware's Anti-Malware from this link

Update it and perform "Full Scan"

Note: Default option selected is "Quick Scan".