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Drive not opening

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i was using win server 2003 but coz of virus i install win Xp in new drive n scan my old drive viruses are removed but my old drive partiions donot opening the error is the application cannot be run in win32 mode plz tell me what can i do for this?

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To solve this error, follow this steps:

1>> Run Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del or right click on Taskbar)
2.>> Stop wscript.exe process if available by highlighting the process name and clicking End Process.
3.>> Then terminate explorer.exe process.
4. >>In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run…).
5.>> Type “cmd” (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.
6>>. Type the following command one by one followed by hitting Enter key:

del c:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a

c, d, e each represents drive letters on Windows system. If there are more drives or partitions available, continue to command by altering to other drive letter. Note that you must also clean the autorun files from USB flash drive or portable hard disk as the external drive may also be infected.
7. In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run…).
8. Type “regedit” (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.
9. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
10. Check if the value name and value data for the key is correct (the value data of userint.exe include the path which may be different than C drive, which is also valid, note also the comma which is also needed):

“Userinit”=”C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,”(correct this)

If the value is incorrent, modify it to the valid value data.

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U.S.B have some virus


Insert your USB drive in the appropriate USB slot in your computer. If the Autoplay dialog box appears, select "Take No Action" and click the "OK" button. Launch your anti-virus program, such as AVG Antivirus or Anti Malware. Select the USB drive for the program to scan. Click the "Start Scan" button or option. Open the scan history for the USB drive when the scan is complete to see a list of viruses and warnings identified by the antivirus software. If desired, select the options to "Heal All Infected Files" or "Move the Infected Files to the Virus Vault" to ensure these files are quarantined from your system. Highlight each infected file in the scan history. Write down the file name of each infected file identified on the USB drive. Minimize the application's window. Select "Run" from the Windows "Start" menu. In the Run window, type "e:/" at the command prompt to switch to your USB drive (or type the drive letter for your USB drive). Press the Enter key. Type "attrib -s -h -r -a *.*" at the command prompt to remove the system, hidden, read-only and archive file attributes. Press the Enter key. Type "del ####.+++" where "####" is the file name of the infected file and "+++" is the file extension, at the command prompt line. Press the Enter key. For example, "del terriblevirus.exe" will specifically delete the Terrible Virus executable file. Repeat for each infected file on your list identified in Step 4. Close the command prompt window; that is, exit the Run utility. Maximize the window for your anti-virus program (which is still open) and repeat Steps 2 to 7 until no virus is detected on your USB drive. Exit the anti-virus application.
or Click start click on my computer you should see your usb drive right click then select format. another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right Click on your drive select format
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Hi! Plz help me I have satellite L305-S5908 I had deleted my windows vista 64...


NOTE: This Tip can be Hard, I recommend Advanced Users Only.

The first issue we encounter is that computers with pre-installed operating systems take up the entire drive. Luckily Microsoft included the Shrink volume feature in Vista, so we can easily shrink the Vista partition down to make room for XP.

Open the Computer Management panel, which you can find under Administrative tools or by right-clicking the Computer item in the start menu and choosing Manage. Find the Disk Management item in the list and select that.

Now we'll shrink our volume down by right-clicking on the main hard drive and choosing Shrink Volume.

Now you can choose the size that you want to shrink, which really means you are choosing the size that you want your XP partition to be. Whatever you do, don't just use the default. I chose roughly 10gb by entering 10000 into the amount.

This step might be confusing, because we need to change the cd-rom drive that's invariably taking up D: at the moment, because we want to use D: for the Windows XP partition, but it's already taken by the cd-rom drive. If you skip this step than XP will install onto the E: drive, which isn't the end of the world, but it's not quite as tidy.
Right-click on the cd-rom drive in the list and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths from the menu.

Now we'll change the CD drive to use E: by selecting that in the drop-down.

Now we can create a new partition for XP to live on and make sure that the drive letter is set the way we want. If you do not create a partition now the XP install will do so automatically, but it's easier and cleaner to do it this way.

Right-click on the Unallocated free space area and then select New Simple Volume from the menu.

Follow through the wizard and select whatever options you'd like, making sure to use D: as the drive letter.

Now you will need to close out of disk management and reboot your computer. This is because we can't do the next step until we reboot. (you can try, but it won't work)

So we've come back from rebooting… open up Computer from the start menu and then right-click on the D: drive and select properties. Give your partition a meaningful name like "XP". It would be wise to name the C: drive to "Vista" at this point as well.

Now you'll want to pop your XP cd into the drive and boot off it. You may have to configure your BIOS to enable booting off the CD drive, or if your computer says something like "Hit Esc for boot menu" you might want to use that.

Once you come to the screen where you can choose the partition to install on, then choose either the unpartitioned space or the new partition you created. Whatever you do, don't try and install onto your Vista partition! See how much cleaner it is now that we've labeled each partition distinctly?

We'll assume XP is completely installed at this point, and you will have lost your ability to boot into Windows Vista, so we'll need to use the VistaBootPro utility to restore the Vista boot loader.

Download and install VistaBootPro from vistabootpro.org

During the install you'll be forced to install the .NET 2.0 framework. Open up VistaBootPRO and then click on the System Bootloader tab. Check the "Windows Vista Bootloader" and then "All Drives" radio buttons, and then click on the Install Bootloader button.

At this point, the Windows Vista bootloader is installed and you'll only be able to boot into Vista, but we'll fix that. Instead of manually doing the work, we'll just click the Diagnostics menu item and then choose Run Diagnostics from the menu.

This will scan your computer and then automatically fill in the XP version.. click on the "Manage OS Entries" tab and then click in the textbox for Rename OS Entry, and name it something useful like "Windows XP" or "The Windows That Works"

Click the Apply Updates button and then reboot your computer… you should see your shiny new boot manager with both operating systems in the list!

If you get an error saying "unable to find ntldr" when trying to boot XP, you'll need to do the following:
  • Find the hidden files ntldr and ntdetect.com in the root of your Vista drive and copy them to the root of your XP drive.
  • If you can't find the files there, you can find them in the \i386\ folder on your XP install cd
You can share information between the drives, but I wouldn't recommend messing with the other operating system's partition too much… it might screw up your files. What I do recommend is that you store most of your files on a third drive shared between the operating systems… you could call that partition "Data".

This works if you have the operation system "Windows Vista."

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I am using xp in a desktop. it doesnot shows divice drive when I go to explore. But my laptop shows it.


Hello, Your note book is virus affected. Try to system restore in earlier date. Follow the step How will you confirm? Follow the steep. Press win key +R >type gpedit .msc andsoon an windows will open. Press win key +R>ms config and soon an windows will open. Press win key + R REGEDIT an windows will open soon. Go to tools option >folder option >view>check onshow hidden file Check off hide protected operating system file Check off hide extension known type file. BUT still there are no hidden file in drive C: Think your computer has affected by serious virus. >start>program>accessories>system tools >systemrestore >set earlier date. If you have the strong virus you can not do that,then you should better to copy your data if necessary follow step>set your hard disk in another computer.before install be ensure that .another pc is well condition. >show hidden folder can see all system file >can opentask manager>run type ms config >enter, it will be open windows>runtype gpedit.msc> enter, it will be show.>run type regedit enter ,it willbe open .think your another pc run in ok condition. Then type gpedit.msc andhit >administrative templates>system>turn off auto play>selectenable>click down arrow >select all drives. SET IT FROM BOOTH SIDE BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO SIDES >Gotools> 1 folder options>views>check on show hidden files andfolders>2 check off hide extension >3 check off hide protected. Now auto run program off. You can see and delete easily, allthe hidden unnecessary file and auto run file. Now install virus affected hard disk in this pc and startDONT LET DO SCAN .Explore Your all new partition select (DONT CLICK ON )only by draging the autorun/recycler/system volumeinformation and delete it. Don't do thesystem drive for ensure r click on my computer >manage>diskmanagement>identify system drive >and system drive letter>It will bewritten SYSTEM. Now You can copy your file and store in another drive whichwould be formatted emediate.And you canformat drive one after one and transfer all the file to the formatted drive.Switch off the pc and put your pc again and install your os and set the pcsame way Then type gpedit.msc and hit >administrativetemplates>system>turn off auto play>select enable>click down arrow>select all drives. If you did not have the cd rom , you should create abootable flash. follow the bellow link. http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5928902.html If you want remove manually 1st http://amiworks.co.in/talk/how-to-remove-new-folderexe-or-regsvrexr-or-autoruninf-virus/ If you want remove manually Autorun virus 2nd http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Autorun-Virus-from-Hard-Disk-Drives You want to save your data download http://www.hiren.info/bootcd-on-usb-disk Burn cd with the ISOfrom image burning option and restartpc, cd will start soon, http://www.windowsreinstall.com/articles/bios/ for BIOS SETUP and gomini windows and delete system volume information and RECYCLERfrom all driveexcept "C" drive. Because Heart Of Castle.If can not remove downloadbootable f cecure, http://www.techmixer.com/free-f-secure-rescue-bootable-cd-to-clean-virus-and-malware/ b> And write the ISO and boot from CD at the start time.SET THE BIOS SETUP for BOOT FROM CD http://www.windowsreinstall.com/articles/bios/ DONT USE KAV becauseit will delete your windows file Now you will install and just delete C drive and create Cdrive same andinstall. Installation guide WIN XP http://www.windowsreinstall.com/articles/bios/ http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/winxp/install.mspx VISTA http://vistaultimate.windowsreinstall.com/repairstartup/repairstartup.htm If you need more information, reply me soon. Thanks

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Virus notice keeps popping up and unable to open any programs. i have had downloaded McAfee anitivirus and cannot get it to open


You require Norton AntiVirus from a disc as a clean boot will be required due to the virus "hiding" in the RAM.

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My computer using Win XP SP2 and toshiba MK8025GAS hard disk (80GB) is not booting up due to virus problem. I remove the harddisk and used connected it using SATA/USB cable to my Win Vista laptop. I run...


If it were my computer, I would purchase a new 320GB disk-drive, and connect it. Then, I would re-install Windows onto this NEWER, BIGGER, FASTER, disk-drive, and then install free anti-virus software: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials and then use that SATA/USB cable to copy files/E-mail/music/contacts from the "old" disk-drive onto the new 'C:' drive.

It's like having the police returning your STOLEN car to you. You should:
* check for sugar in the gas-tank
* check for cut brake-lines
* check for lack of oil in engine, transmission, differential
* check for lack of antifreeze
* check for drugs hidden in the door-panels or trunk (or anywhere else)

You should *NOT* just assume that your car is OK, and drive it away!

Similarly, you can NEVER be sure that you have deleted 100% of the "damage" done by the computer-virus. So, a "fresh" install, from "trusted" media, is the "best practises" methodology.

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How can get rid from Thinkpoint


A "Thinkpoint" is a computer-virus. On a virus-free computer, Google-search for 'remove thinkpoint'
to get some good advice.

Or, follow best practises, which state that you can never remove 100% of a computer virus.

So, disconnect the old disk-drive, and purchase a new disk-drive.
Install Windows onto the new disk-drive.
Install anti-virus software on the new disk-drive.
Connect the old disk-drive as a "slave" device.
Copy all your data files from "old" to "new".
Use the anti-virus software to scan the "old" disk-drive.
Completely "wipe" the old disk-drive, and then use it as a "backup" drive,
e.g., once a day/week/fortnight, copy everything from your 'My Documents' folder to that "old" drive.

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I want to trasfer the data from old hard disk to pen drivesI have installed a new hard disk in the existing system. Afraid the old hard disk may have virus


you must have anti virus protection for your PC and updated before you plug the old drive..

if you plug the old drive do not open any folder..scan with your anti virus defore you transfer any data...

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We have a LINUX Suse server. We have this nhatquanglan virus on our XP machines. I can do a system restore on the XP's and all functions (task manager, device manager, etc) that were disabled by the virus...


System restore on XP is restoring individual PC stations but because you have probably shared folders on linux server you have same problem on server. Solution:
  • Remove network cable from linux server
  • Install some antivirus solution for linux server (in case you don't have one) and scan and clean server from viruses.
  • Also after you remove network cables from workstations scan and remove viruses from XP stations
  • When you finish those steps atach network cables and probably you will not have that problem
Reason for that is becausesome viruses and trojans are spreading through shared folders

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I couldn't install windows xp in Compaq cq45 112au


Try using an win 98 startup disk on floppy and start your computer with disk in.Let it finish loading the drivers and then type in fdisk erase your partition and then make a new one. then restart the computer with floppy still in then this time type in format c:/ and format the drive after it is done then you can install win xp.But you need to repartition your hard drive and then format after that to get xp to install Oh yeah when you go to fdisk allow large drive usage

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Infeced virous make folde in a folder.exe


The virus is called "Brontok" or "Rontok". Its much hard to get rid of it. It may cause ur computer to restart while opening any anti virus, cmd.exe, command.exe etc. Only way is to san the drive from some other computer with an updated anti virus.
OR
Format driver with windows installation, instal windows, and install an anti virus before anything else ( do not open any drives except ur windows installation partition ) and get latest updates. Scan and remove virus.

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