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Windows XP... Problem

My c: drive does not open on double click. To open it i have to right click on c: drive and than click open. One of my computer even does not open using this process, to open i have to click >>start>>run>>c:. I even cannot delete the virus from command prompt. Is there any solution other than using Antivirus and formatting the drive.

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Re: Windows XP... Problem

The best solution is to download Windows live onecare. This is not just an antivirus program, it will scan your P.C. for everything from viruses to missing windows files. You can get a free 90 day trial of this program and it works great. If this does not work you may try Trend antivirus online scan this is also a virus, maleware, and spyware detection program that is completely free. I understand that you are looking for a simple solution but honestly this is as simple as it is going to get, one of these programs should be able to fix your problem without any need to format. If the problem is that when you run the antivirus program it says it cannot renove the virus then you need to start your P.C. in safe mode and run Windows live onecare from safe mode. In order to start your P.C. in safe mode you must restart the computer then as it is booting tap the F8 button untill you see a boot menu, use your keyboard to run Windows in safe mode with networking. This will start your computer with only the needed resources to run Windows, you will then need to start Windows live onecare and scan your computer. I hope this helps, if not repost the question with more detailed info and I will try to assist you further.

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Re: Windows XP... Problem

Do you have other pc than that? if yes then remove the hdd of the infected one and connect to computer that has a potent antivirus then scan the connected hdd.

if non then, install a potent antivirus and scan your computer. this virus can be deleted by symatec antivirus, nod32 and kaspersky. However if it is a severe infection then you need to backup important files and reformat your HDD and install fresh windows .

some tips on installing windows can be found here:

may this help thank you.

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Re: Windows XP... Problem

I hope some virus run your c driver.......... you  format only c drive. Load anti virus new macfee.

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Re: Windows XP... Problem

Your'e sure this is a virus? And not just some messing around with windows explorer?

If you've actually located the EXE or DLL of the virus and can't delete it, most likely it is because the virus is running in memory so the file is in use.

If you are sure it is a virus causing the problem, boot to safe mode and attempt to get rid of the virus from there. Do this by hitting F8 repeatedly while the computer is booting to access the boot prompt. You can pick safe mode from there. When windows comes up, the virus should not be running, and then you can delete it.

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Re: Windows XP... Problem has a good forum for helping get rid of virus. All you need to download is HiJackThis which is a free program install that and post the report shown at their forums and a spyware/antivirus guru will walk you through all you need to do to eradicate the virus from your system.

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Try double clicking the drives again to see if you get he same error.

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