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Hard drive wont open wen i double click

None of my hard drive icons wont open wen i double click. wen i double click i get a open with window showing to choose a program from the list. can u experts assist me in solving this problem?

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    windows icons are not openning and the mouse too isnt working

  • rohan2u Sep 09, 2008

    my hard drives dont open it displaus open with. and i know its a virus


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Os corruption. registry access denied or virus. or bad ram or had drive bad sectors

try burning a bootable live cd liek ubcd4win.com and recover data to usb drive or second drive.
it could also be bad memory . theres memtest in the ubcd4win boot menu to test it. if it gets 2%on top line and no red on bottom, ram is fine

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