From the start menu click "Run". Type "cmd" and press Enter, this will launch the command line editor. Type "x:" without quotes, where "x" is the drive you cannot open in explorer. Type "attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf" and press Enter. Type "del autorun.inf" and press Enter Repeat this for each local drive that will not open. Restart your PC.
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I would right-click & delete each icon and get Windows 7 build a new copy, You will need to delete the IconCache.db file and restart your computer in order to allow Windows to create a new one.
To rebuild your icon cache:
Close all programs
Click Start, then type CMD into the Search programs and files window.
Right click on the CMD program that is displayed above and select Run as administrator.
Navigate to C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local. This can be accomplished with the command:CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local<enter>
Delete the IconCache.db file that resides there. e.g. DEL IconCache.db /ah<enter>
Close this command window and restart the computer.
If your icons do no immediately return after the restart, simply restart it agin. I've never had to restart more than once myself, but I've heard of others having to restart two or three times. This is most likely due to having programs and/or Explorer processes running before the first restart, e.g. not following step 1.
IF YOU ARE RUNNING 7, go to the control panel then to admin
tools and then to the icon that says computer management. When it is open you
should see a three column window with three options in the center Colum. Click
on the storage icon then click on disk management icon. Now you should see a
list of your drives; sometimes a drive may need to be set to active partition.
Right click on the drive and choose make partition active. if your drive D: is not showing it is because
bad cable or bad drive. If your drive makes any kind of clicking sound, this
could mean your drive is nonfunctional.
Are you saying when you Click My Computer the hard drive (Local Drive C) is not showing up?
Are you able to see the Start at the bottom left portion of the screen?
Maybe a virus has hidden your files, folders and desktop icons. It might have hidden your start menu at the bottom left and the taskbar too. Sounds like a virus has hidden your files and folders. When you click
start do you see My Computer or is Start not there at the lower left on
If the Start is located at the bottom left then click
it and see if you have things inside of it such as Programs or All
Try the step below: Open the Task Manager by
clicking Ctrl+Alt+Del. Press and Hold the Ctrl key and the Alt Key,
then hit the Del key. Run the Task Manger. In the upper left hand
corner of the Task Manager window click File then select New Task
(Run...). When the Create New Task window opens type: explorer.exe and
press OK. Look for My Computer on the left when explorer returns the
results. Don't click the + sign to the left of My Computer, instead
click directly on the words My Computer, then look to the right and you
will see Local Disk C. Click on Local Disk C one time just to highlight
it, you don't want to open it. Once you have it highlighted in blue go
to the top of the window and click Tools/Folder Options/View and look
down and select Show Hidden Files and Folders.
start appearing if not you can open the Local Disk C drive and click
Documents and Settings (Windows XP) or Users (Windows 7) and look down
and find the userid or user folders and Right Click on the Folder and
select Properties. Look down for the Attributes near the bottom and if
the Hidden has check in the box Remove the Check and click Apply. When
Prompted apply the setting to all subfolders so that they too will not
be hidden. Depending on the of the folder this might take a few
minutes. This should restore you back to being operational.
You should download and run MalwareBytes to get rid of the infection. Go
to www.google.com and in the search box type:"Download cnet
Malwarebytes" (without the quotes). Download andinstall malwarebytes
from the sites download.cnet/malwarebytes. When thesite opens up click
on the Green Download button on the left. Do not click the Red Download
button, that's junk. When it finishes installing the GuiInterface will
open up with an offer to Accept a Trial Version or Decline. CLICK
DECLINE you want the totally free version. Run a QUICK SCAN. As it
scans, if it finds infections the number will be inred. When it
finishes scanning, click SHOW RESULTS. A notepad text document will open
up showing you the results. You can close the text document and go back
to the Gui Interface where you will click REMOVE SELECTEDRESULTS. The
objects will already be selected for you. When it finishes removing the
objects click ok and it will sometimes reboot your machine.
1. Reboot the Windows Vista and boot up with Windows Vista installation DVD. Crack Windows Vista logon account password in minute with the Windows Vista installation DVD. Click on the Repair Your Computer option, bring up Command Prompt to open Local Users and Groups management in MMC. 2. While the Windows Vista installation interface pops up, click the Repair You Computer link at the bottom-left corner. 3. Next, the System Recovery Options dialog box appears. There are few options that related to repairing Windows Vista, looks like Recovery Console in Windows XP: Startup Repair options is used to automatically fix problems that are preventing Windows Vista from starting. System Restore to restore Windows Vista setting to an earlier point in time. Windows Complete PC Restore to restore Windows Vista from a full system backup. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool could be the first Microsoft memory tester toolkit that bundled with Windows setup media. Command Prompt is the target option of this Vista hacking guide. Click on this option now. 4. In the Vista Command Prompt, type mmc.exe and press ENTER key to bring up the Microsoft Management Console. 5. Click on the File menu, select Add / Remove Snap- in option, locate and select the Local Users and Groups on the left panel, and click Add button to add it to the right panel. 6. Now, the Choose Target Machine dialog box pop up. Keep the default setting by clicking the Finish button - that means using the Local Users and Groups snap-in to manage this local computer, and not another computer in network. 7. Click OK button and return to MMC windows. Under the Root Console in left panel, double-click Local Users and Group that was added earlier. Click on User folder, locate and right-click the target Vista logon account that found in the right panel. Select the Set Password from the right-click menu to set a new password / reset old password. ***Note this does not work on all versions of Vista*** In case if you dont have a windows vista DVD then call DELL and ask them for a DVD. You need to provide the details like Name, Phone # and Address which you provided when you originally purchased the system. In case you want the DVD to be shipped to alternate address, you can provide after the confirmation. Dont forget 2 vote if u lik it.
Well, usually, formatting notebooks and/or computers is the last resort. Try to Defragment your hard disk drives, uninstall unnecessary programs, or upgrading memory to speed your notebook.
To defragment a hard disk drive, do this (For windows 7):
1. Click on the Windows button on the lower left of your screen, then click Computer.
2. A window will open up displaying your local hard disk drives (For example, Local Disk C:)
3. Right click on the disk drive that you want to defragment (Ex. Local disk C:) then click Properties
4. A new window will pop-up, go to Tools tab and under the Defragmentation, click Defragment Now (Defragmenting might take a while depending on the number of files and the size of the hard disk drive.
5. You can do the same steps for the other disk partitions (Local Disk D:, etc)
To uninstall programs (Windows 7)
1. Click Windows button on the lower left of your screen, then click Control Panel
2. A new window will open, look for the Programs part, then click the "Uninstall a program" link.
3. This will take you to the programs list with installed programs in your notebook/computer.
4. Select the programs that you want to remove/uninstall, then click Uninstall.
To upgrade physical memory/RAM (random access memory)
1. Please contact your manufacturer. Memory will be dependent on what kind of notebook model that you have.
If the above suggestions doesn't make your notebook a bit faster, then you might want to backup all your files to another media (like external hard drive, or burn it into DVD's). It would be the right time to format your notebook.
1. You should contact your notebook manufacturer about notebook formatting.
Click on Start - Click on My Computer Highlight Local Disk C:\ and Right click and click on Properties Click on Disk Cleanup and from the window, put check mark on all the items listed and click OK,
Also open STart - Control panel - Add/remove programs ( Programs and Features for Vista/Win 7 ) check if you dont want any of the installed software/application from the list. Highlight and click uninstall Restart the PC and it should show Enough disk in Drive C
Asuming you are knowledgable about hooking up broadband i will guess that you know for a fact the its a good connection on the broadband routers side and there is actuall internet access and the problem is with your laptop.
If so then make sure you have the right installs.
get into your start menu at the bottom left> hover over settings>click on network connections and wait for the window to open. Right click on " LOCAL AREA CONNECTION" and select properties.
The little box should open showing a scrollable menu and say " Local area connection Properties" at the top. Make sure in the list of installed Items, you have at least the TCP/IP internet protocal installed and add version 6.
Also you can try cycling the power to your internet broadband router. Hook up the laptop, turn it on and log in, If you have a router that you are using to branch off your broadband to several computers, then unplug, wait 30 seconds and polug back in and it should register. If you are plugging directly into the Broadband router, cycle the power on it the same way.
Also make sure you are plugged into the right port on the router:)