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Re: U3 System not starting at all.
No light means inf file most likely missing and currently I don't know exactly how to get that back when it's on a vista machine
or XP machine sinse XP machine will see it just fine even if vista doesn't , but thats not always the rule
the good news is it's not broken and don't give up
soon as I find a fix for it , I'll certanly post it up for you
what I do know is the format usb read/write format tool from the sandisk site can't work in vista if vista can't see the durn thing
so I may get lucky and get it repaird on my XP pro nforce2 machine
let me check that right now
this mess of course requires I log into xp as Administrator
a lovely ordeal you can use tweakUI for it or a manuel registry edit if you have XP pro
I prefure the hot fast and nasty direct registry edit to get the
Administrator account up on the welcome screen , it works
double word value Administrator decimal value 1
I'm very sorry this is such a long post but it's a complex matter
full of confusion you'll deffinately need to set a pass word
for the Administrator account or the sandisk tool will throw a fit
well I've just confirmed that the sandisk usb-test-tool does not work even after I went through all that mess
it claims it can't see the stick or I don't have administrator rights
which we know is a complete lie , thank you sandisk for nothing
I probably just saved you some time
if I find a solution I'll post it , at this point I suspect it's vista's fault like everything else is lol
I need a smoke and I'm very sorry I didn't solve this but it means one step closer to a solution
do not give up. thats the rule in computers , do not give up
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1. remove your mcafee 2. download AVAST 4.7. here its serial no: W80293736R9983I1147-L9LY7KL3 3. Download USB drive Antivirus V2.3. here serial no: User Name; Nash license code: PEYP 4. install USB antivirus fist, put the serial no. then make a full scan with it. it will remove the autorun file. 5. remove your ADSL connection 6. install AVAST 4.7 with serial no. 7. now plug your ADSL cable back 8. update avast by right click on the icon. Choose Updating-> iAVS update. 9. after update finish, right click on AVAST icon. Start avast Antivirus 10. click on : Stop Memory Test 11. right clikc on avast. menu will appear, select: Schedule Boot-Time Scan 12. Scan all local disks 13. put tick on advance options 14. 1st box. move infected file to chest 14. 2nd box. ignore delete or move for system files. 15. click schedule. 16. pc will reboot, and start scanning n removing all infected files and folders. - all infected files will be deleted.
if you computer is very infected and you are not able to install the 2 antivirus i told, then do it on another computer which is not infected. Then you will have to remove your hard disk from your computer and place it in the other one and do the scanning. the USB antivirus is very useful you can install it in any computer you have it will protect you from autorun. it scan all usb and flash card also.
Avast also is a good antivirus which you can use.
i also suggest you to backup all your files, document, photos,etc.. after scanning. cause sometime you might get some error from windows. so backup and reinstall a fresh windows.
How to remove autorun.inf in your flash drive or hard disk
Sometimes for virus or trojan horse you may difficulties opening your drives. Your autorun.inf is infected if you find any abnormal language when you right-click on a drive. This autorun.inf file is hidden and you will not see the file even though you select to show your all files from Folder Options.
1. Goto Start --> Run and type cmd then click OK. 2. If you want to remove the infected file from drive C: then type C: then press Enter. 3. Type "autorun.inf" and press Enter. 4. Type "del autorun.inf" then press Enter. The file is in the drive but not showing or you can't delete it now. 5. Now type "attrib autorun.inf -s -h -r" and press Enter. 6. Now delete the file by typing "del autorun.inf" and press Enter. 7. Restart the computer. Good Luck!
Please follow these steps to Remove Virus using Command Promt:
Click the "Start" menu and type "CMD" into the "Run" box and click "OK."
Select the drive that is infected with the virus. If you are not sure which drive is infected, start with the "C:" drive. Type in "C:" and press "Enter" to access this drive.
Type the following into the command prompt box: - s - h *. * /s /d and press "Enter." This will bring up any suspicious files located on the drive. Open the suspicious file.
Look for a file that contains a ".exe" file and a file titled "autorun.inf." If you find these two files, you have found the tainted file. Make sure to write down the name of the program where the file is located.
Rename the "autorun.inf" so you can access the drive later without activating the virus. Type: rename autorun.inf as virusfile and close out of the "Command" prompt box.
Double-click the "My Computer" icon and select the drive that has the infected file. Find the program that contains the infected file.
Right-click on the program and choose "Open."
Right-click on the file you renamed "virusfile" and choose "Delete."
Right-click on the ".exe" file and choose "Delete." You have now removed the virus from your computer's hard drive.
If it happens to you that you are not able to open the drives by double click, then your system may be infected with virus. When this virus infects your windows, it automatically creates a autorun.inf in the root directory of each drive. This autorun.inf file is usually hidden, read only and is a system file. This virus also disables folder option. This is not a major problem and can be fixed by deleting autorun.inf file.
Open Start > Run. Now type cmd and press enter. Command prompt window will open.
Type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf
Now type del autorun.inf
Now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition and repeat steps 3 and 4.
Its Virus Problem.. Install Bit Defender Total Security 2010 or Mcafee Enterprise 8.7i with latest patch. Scan the entire Drive.. Delete all Autorun.inf files on the above said drives.. this solves your problem..
Maybe you are infected with a virus. Run CMD on rrun command or get to run the Windows Dos Prompt. Goto flash drive drive letter. Then type DIR/AH, this will show you list of hidden files in your flash drive usually if you get an autorun.inf you are infected with a virus. Type TYPE AUTORUN.INF with the space in between.This will show you the script if it will run an exe command usually untrusted one. Usually the autorun.inf and the linked exe is attributed to be hidden, system, and read only.
If the files in your flash drive is not so important you can try to delete the autorun.inf only. But you will gonna do this first. In its drive letter type ATTRIB -H -R -S AUTORUN.INF hit enter. Then type DEL AUTORUN.INF. trying to access the flash drive in windows screen you can get that something is cannot be found. But you could actually delete and load files into it. Or try to access the drive rightclicking it then select EXPLORE.
Hope this help. Post comments if this does not help.
Sometimes it happens in windows XP that you are not able to open drives
on your hard disk. When you double click on the drives icons or right
click on the drive>>explore in My computer ,the drive does not
This problem is generally caused by most of the viruses which
infect windows XP system. They block or restrict your access to any of
But donâ€™t worry this is not a big trouble it can be fixed easily.
Normally when a virus infects a windows system which causes a drive
opening problem, it automatically creates a file named autorun.inf in
the root directory of each drive.
This autorun.inf file is a read only ,hidden and a system file and
the folder option is also disabled by the virus. This is deliberately
done by the virus in order to protect itself. autorun.inf initiates all
the activities that the virus performs when you try to open any drive.
Very simple . virus create some bad registry if you want to solve this problem then delet this registry
dear friend no antivirus can delete all the harmful files still some are there as u tell open a list when opening the local hard drive so there is a file present in each drives which do so. this file name is autorun.inf to delete the file do the following........ in run command type cmd now ur dos prompt will appear c:\Documents and Settings\usr> now give the command c:\Documents and Settings\usr>cd \ now u will be on c location as c:\> now give command c:\>dir/a it will shows all the files in cluding hidden now give command c:\>attrib -h -s autorun.inf it will change the file properties now give the delete comand with forcefully c:\>del /f autorun.inf now this file will be removed do it in all the drives present in u drives there will be autorun.inf file in all drives delete all files. restart ur system now u can enjoy all the drives will open normally best of luck.