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Unable To Open Drives Through Right-Click

Whenever I try To open some of My Drives, the "open with.." Dialog Box is opening and asking me to Select a program from the list of installed programs.
But some of My Drives are opening in normal way. Please suggest me a solution to solve the problem.
I even tried the registry modification (HKEY_CLASS_ROOT\......)posted in www.howtogeek.com but it didn't work.

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  • pavan842 May 21, 2008

    when i type sfc scannowthe command prompt is just opening for a second and it is closing. I am unable to solve My problem..please suggest me the way to do it in detail. Thnx 4 ur help.

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    I want to close a dialog box

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There is one option you may not know about. This is normally one of the tricks that the Tech help desk ppl at Microsoft and such often use. It could be due to a corrupt registry key or incomplete Windows file. I also Use Windows XP and this has saved me countless times. Click on the start button on the bottom left of your screen, then click on the icon that says Run, in the dialog box type sfc scannow. This will prompt your version of Windows to scan all critical files for errors and fix them as needed. Make sure to have your windows CD handy as it will be needed by this tool to make changes to the Operating system core files and registry keys.

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The TIPS this article will help you get detailed diagnostic information and fix the error 10 in Windows 8 operating system.

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6. Click the "Reset" button and confirm the action.

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6. Set Medium-Low level for this zone as in the Step # 4.
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10. Click Apply, and then OK.


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Disable the Smooth Scrolling

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  • 6

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  • 7

    Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings.


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