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Cannot open drive

Hi, I cannot open my drive c:, every time i click my drive C: i get an open with prompt. What should i do.

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I would agree with solution 1. it is probobly a virus. Ewido or avg would work, but in my opinion, norton stinks. Run one of the antiviruses and that should take care of it.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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Its a virus. just nuinstall any other anti virus software. then install avast anti virus. then restart d pc. tis problem is mainly due to autorun.inf . hence while booting d software wil scan d system. then u delete the autorun file by pressing 1 key. ur problem wil be solved

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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Your pc had a virus infected. do not click the drive c, use windows explorer or right click the mouse and explore it..

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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Your context menu (the menu when you right-click eg on the C: drive is most probably corrupt or set wrong (the dafault action is set to Open With ... and it should be "Open" - as an alternative till you fix it, just right-click on the c: drive and select Open from the drop-down menu

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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