Can't open/ explore C partition

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    A friend f mine has given me his desktop to fix. It has XP Pro SP2. I removed few infected files. One issue I can,t fix. When I double click C partition o open or right click to explore, it ask me which program u want to use to open. I can,t say it to use explorer.exe each time, as the always use this program option is greyed out.

    Tried a registry fix, no success. Any help will be appreciated.

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  2. Meriadoc

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    Re: Can,t open/ explore C partition

    Sounds like malware at work or a symptom of the removal of malware*, what did you use and what reg fix did you try?

    *an infection may have changed HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    The virus would work by creating autorun.vbs, loading autorun.inf to root and executing a script to apply the change. The machine could still be referring to the .vbs which may not exist after an av clean therefore giving an error accessing x (if this is the case I could post a fix)
     
  3. OldMX

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    Re: Can,t open/ explore C partition

    This same issue happened to a friend of mine yesterday, and i couldnt fix it :(

    The spyware was successfully removed, but not the the change to open the C:\ drive by double clicking it
     
  4. aigle

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    Re: Can,t open/ explore C partition

    Ok, it was simple. There was a read only hidden autorun.inf file in C. I was able to delete it via XYplorer( one can use IceSword,s file explorer also if it refuses to be deleted).

    Thanks for suggestions.

    Another issue, Show Hidden Files option is not working? How to fix it?

    Thanks
     
  5. pykko

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    Re: Can,t open/ explore C partition

    Run thie .reg and it will be fixed: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/folderoptions.reg ;)
     
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    You could have a look at Disk Heal which was posted by GlobalForce in another thread.

    Also checkout Flash Disinfector at the bottom of the same link.
     
  7. aigle

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    That looks cool. Added to my tools. Thanks
     
  9. Firebytes

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    Anyone ever used or even heard of "FixPolicies"? I just happened to run across it and wondered if it was any good. It is supposed to be able to fix problems on XP such as aigle was having with "show hidden files". Here is a link with some info on it with a download link near the bottom of the page. I have heard of Dial-a-fix before but hadn't heard of this one and I am not really sure what all it is supposed to fix.
     
  10. Bubba

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    Yes, I have heard of and used it also on a hosed machine. After extraction, take a gander at the contents of the Fix_policies.cmd file with notepad. One can see the fixes\changes that will be made. That program is just one of the many wonderful things Bill Castner has offered back to the community.
     
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  11. Firebytes

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    Thanks for the info Bubba :thumb:
     
  12. Bubba

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    My pleasure :cool:
     
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