I am having a problem with my system when i am double clicking on any one of my partitioned drives they are searching and not opening and again i have to right click on my drive and click open its becoming an headache so please please...... solve my problem. I am using WINDOWS XP Service pack 2 and the registry version is 5.1.
Please help me get rid of this.
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Open 'Notepad' and write following code.
Save file as 'autorun.inf'.
Copy/replace this file on all drives/partitions that are not opening on double-click.
Restart PC and now all drives should open with normal double-click.
first ,of all open -my computer > open tools tab > then folder option >then view tab click on "show hidden files"and uncheck "hide protected oprating system files" then ok
second , click on folder button (standred button) "it is up to address bar or next to search button"
now click on drive in left side explorer window now you can see folders in drive "delete" autorun.inf file in drive.
third, go in drive properties by right click on drive in explorer window,
click on "tools" tab click on "check now"
mark on automatically fix file system error and click start
it will start checking file system and fix it or it will ask fix it on next restart (it checkdsk command in windows gui mode )
after restart chkdsk start and your drive will again open on double-click.
Install/ Update Antivirus program (AVG Free etc). Also, download Flash Disinfector
and save it to your desktop. Double-click Flash Disinfector.exe to run
it and follow any prompts that may appear. The utility may ask you to
insert your flash drive. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up
those drives as well. Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit
the program. Reboot your computer when done.
will remove any autorun.inf files, create a hidden folder named
autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you
ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from
Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.
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If it happens to you that you are not able to open the drives by double click, then your system may be infected with virus. When this virus infects your windows, it automatically creates a autorun.inf in the root directory of each drive. This autorun.inf file is usually hidden, read only and is a system file. This virus also disables folder option. This is not a major problem and can be fixed by deleting autorun.inf file.
Open Start > Run. Now type cmd and press enter. Command prompt window will open.
Type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf
Now type del autorun.inf
Now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition and repeat steps 3 and 4.
Its Virus Problem.. Install Bit Defender Total Security 2010 or Mcafee Enterprise 8.7i with latest patch. Scan the entire Drive.. Delete all Autorun.inf files on the above said drives.. this solves your problem..
To correct and solve this error, follow this steps:
1. Run Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del or right click on Taskbar) 2. Stop wscript.exe process if available by highlighting the process name and clicking End Process. 3. Then terminate explorer.exe process. 4. In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run…). 5. Type “cmd” (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK. 6. Type the following command one by one followed by hitting Enter key:
del c:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
c, d, e each represents drive letters on Windows system. If there are more drives or partitions available, continue to command by altering to other drive letter. Note that you must also clean the autorun files from USB flash drive or portable hard disk as the external drive may also be infected. 7. In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run…). 8. Type “regedit” (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK. 9. Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon 10. Check if the value name and value data for the key is correct (the value data of userint.exe include the path which may be different than C drive, which is also valid, note also the comma which is also needed):
If the value is incorrent, modify it to the valid value data.
I have seen this several times and it is brought about due to a virus that creates an autorun file (autorun.ini).
In this file when you double click the drive, executes the file and in the autorun file exists any of the following: - Microsoftpowerpoint.exe smss.exe .... or many others.
It is good thing that you have a strong antivirus which seems to have removed the viruses and therefore when the information file is opened, it does not find the executables it was supposed to run. That is why it asks for a program to open.
You can prove this by right clicking on the drive to see a shortcut menu and in this menu, the bolded menu will be the action taken when double clicked and the possibility is that you will find Autorun bolded.
To resolve the issue do the following: 1) Open My computer program or windows explorer. 2) Right click on the drive and open or explore it. 3) Locate the file Autorun and delete it. If the file is not shown, from the folder options choose show all files. This is because sometimes this file may be hidden.
Try double clicking the drives again to see if you get he same error.
NOTE: Many virus developers have made possible for people to install/run viruses in there own computers by simply double clicking the drives like flash disk.