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Windows xp pro windows explorer not showing any drives

When I bring up an explorer window and I click on "My Computer", the search flashlight just keeps searching for my local drives. When I log on in "safe mode everything is fine. I have administrator status. Dos windows work. Any suggestions?

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Do u know regestry?
follow my instruction go run give command regedit
then
[HKEY_current_user\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDrives"=dword:3ffffff
else write in notepad save as ..reg execute it.
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you receive the message when A Windows Digital Rights Management component is corrupt.
Things to try
  1. Reset the DRM system on the computer. Warning This procedure affects all media files on the computer that use Windows Media DRM technology. The effect of this procedure is not limited to media files that you obtained from the Zune Marketplace. If you follow this procedure, content licenses for all protected media files on the hard disk are deleted. Other providers, such as, Napster, MSN Music, and Wal-Mart, use different mechanisms for restoring licenses. If you have content from other providers, examine the appropriate license restoration policies before you continue.To reset the DRM system on the computer, follow these steps:
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      2. Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
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      2. Click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
      3. Click the View tab.
      4. Click Advanced Settings.
      5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
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      • x86-based versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM
      • x64-based versions of Windows 7 or Windows Vista: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM
      To locate the DRM path in the registry, follow these steps:
      1. Start Registry Editor.
          Windows XP
          • Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then click OK.

        • Windows 7 or Windows Vista
          1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type run in the Start Search box, and then click Run under Programs.
          2. Type regedit.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
            Collapse this imageExpand this image securityshield.jpgIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
      2. Look for the applicable folder based on the version of Windows that you are using.
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        1. Restart the computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured to start multiple operating systems, press the F8 key when the Boot menu appears.
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          The Boot menu appears again and the words "Safe Mode" appears in blue at the bottom of the screen.
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Right click on My Computer Icon on desktop.
Select Manage
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Should see your hard drive listed. Right Click on it and select format. Make sure you select right drive to format as is erases all data.

After formatting close window and see if it is listed in explorer.



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Backup your Valuable Docs/Files First.
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