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My hard drive giving me problem

When i go to My Computer and double click on my hard drives, it opens with Command Prompt instead of simply opening in explorer.. what could the problem be? i have recently formatted my C drive and re-installed windows so theres a very low chance of viruses.. plz help..

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1st - Right click the drive icon, i think you will find Autorun at First, if it is..
2nd - Right lick and press explore
Before that you have to enable Show Hidden files and Folders in Tools Menu, Folder Options.
3rd - You will find some files, that is like command prompt icon and Autorun icon.
4th - Delete both the files and reboot the computer..
The problem is solved...

or use USB Disk Security V5.0.0.85 - and install.... it will delete the files...

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