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My folder option is not working.

Hi I have i problem regarding virus. my folder option is not working properly.& i don't want to formate my drive . my drive is not opening. its give me open with option.what i do. plz suzzest me . my e mail id is

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  • sawan087 Apr 01, 2008

    I told u . i don't want to format my c drive.and i can't buy a genuin version becoz i m a student.i m learing.

  • amar1mca Nov 09, 2008

    my pc was having genuine windows xp professional sp2

    my local drive is working fine

    when i try to open other drives Dor E it was showing openwith dialog

    and it was also not giving the option to check or uncheck always open with the same program

    if u have the answer plz mailme at


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1. Open Start>>Run and type cmd and press enter. This will open a command prompt window. On this command prompt window type the following steps. 

2. type the drive name which is nt opening ...
   for example : if  "C" is not opening means ..   
                      type    :    C: "press enter"

3. type   attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf 

4. type   del autorun.inf 

5. now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition. Now repeat steps 3 and 4. Similarly repeat step 5 for all your hard disk partition. 

Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed

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It is like virus if you want you buy a genuin version near your vender.. 
 you format your pc XP SP2  only c drive format then load any new update anti virus & scan PC.

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Try Restoring your computer to an older restore point.

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