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hard disk drive cannot open - show 'open with' window

Q: hard disk drive cannot open - show 'open with' window

I am using Windows XP.

When i double clicking on any of my hard disk drive C:, D:, then "Open with window" opens automatically and it ask to which programe you want to open this file..However, I can type in the explorer bar (where we type website addresses) like C: or D: drive, then it opens.. When I right click on the hard disk drive, some funny character shows in the menu.

It all happened after i install AVG 7.5 and update virus definition.

Kindly help me what happens to my computer and how to solve it.

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iam kamal
iam facing drive open problem pls suggest me "Cant open any hard disk ... "open with " window poped up "

A:Cant open any hard disk ... "open with " window poped up

Ironically I just answered a post like that here
Anyway, copying and pasting
"You drive associations may be messed up. Here's a link
Click on drive and download the registry script and run it.
(thanks to justpassingby for the original link)"

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I had HP pavillion a867c with window xp and the motherboard died on me few days ago.
So I purchased a Dell Inspiron 580 with window 7.
At the time of purchase, I asked geek squad about my option of extracting the hard disk files.
They suggested two options. Leave it with them and come back later or buy a hard disk enclosure.
I purchased the enclosure thinking that once I transfer the files then I will format the disk and use it for back up/data storage.

I successfully installed the my old hard into the Antec enclosure, and connected the power.
I briefly saw some kind of pop up window but I do not remember now.
Anyway, I saw the disk in the system so I clicked to open it and it appeared that all the folders were there.

My primary interests were in "my document" so I clicked and saw the following pop up message.
"You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder.

So I clicked the continue button. The next window said " You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab."

I clicked underlined "security tab".
The next security tab showed my previous file location in my old HP computer and under it it said "To continue, you must be an administrative user with permission to view this object's security properties. Do you want to continue?".

So I clicked continue.
The next window was titled... Read more

A:Solved: I can't open my old hard disk in new window 7 computer

Try these instructions.


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Whenever i click on a drive icon whether it be a hard disk or DVd drive rather than opening up the contents of that drive windows opens the search window. Whats going wrong?

A:Double clicking on Hard Disk icon open search window...

Click start > run > type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll and click ok.

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I'm unable to drag and drop icons from desktop to an open window or open window to open window

what happens is when i hold down the left mouse button to drag an icon from the desktop to an open window

*** the cursor changes to a black circle with a diagonal line going through it (like the no smoking sign symbol)

what is causing this to happen?

thx rob
ps: ONLY copy/cut and paste works now

A:unable to drag and drop icons from desktop to an open window or open window to open w

Check this setting. Enable Dragging and Dropping

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Cannot open the Hard Disk Drive.

This is the Hijackthislog.

View attachment hijackthis[1].log
Is there a smart person to solve this problem!

A:Cannot Open Hard Disk Drive.

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Hi all,

While i am double click my hard drive, (C:/ D:/ or E:/) all shows and open with popup and ask for the programme to open the drive.
But while explore the drive, its working well.
Please halp me for solving this problem.

Som Dutt

A:Hard Disk Drive dosent open correctly

Check your Folder Options.

Open any folder, Tools menu, Folder Options, General tab

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my computers hard disk has 4 partition namely C,D,E and F, while trying to open this drive it can not open but a message is showing that " the C:\ application can not run in WIN32 mode"
. ,please help to solve my problem

A:[SOLVED] hard disk drive partition C,D,EF not able to open

Hi and welcome to TSF.
It's possible you may have a virus infection. Have you run a virus scan recently? If not I suggest you do so. In particular look for a file containing ust scandal. Report back with your findings and I'll advise you further.

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There is great problem after removing viruses from harddisk. After removing viruses
d: drive not open when double click on it. If we explore on d: drive , it will open.

Wht's is the solution to repair partition on HDD.

A:Hard disk partition (d: drive) not open when double click on it

Click Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc

Check the drive from there

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Alright, I have a whole bunch of my music and videos on my external hard drive and I got a new Dell XPS 8300 yesterday. I had been using my external hard drive just fine for the past 1-2 yeas now with 2 different laptops, working fine. I plugged it yesterday to transfer all my music to my new computer and it seemed to be working fine. There was an error as the copy rate slowwed so I decided to delete and try again. I did that about 3 times and then decided to just copy the music album by album. Eventually, I don't know how it ended up happening, instead of the Hard Drive coming up as Seagate on the My Computer Tab, it started showing up as Local Disk: J on my Dell and Local Disk E on my laptop now. It doesn't matter where I plug it in. Not only that, it won't open when I try to open it. It will get 95% loaded and then just pause and stop responding. I'm completely lost.

My hard drive is Seagate 250 GB.

A:External hard drive stopped working, only shows up as Local Disk -- won't open

Hi, first I would run the Seagate diagnostics to check the hard drive is still healthy following this guide.

Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.


ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en


Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

If you have a Toshiba hard drive I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...

It sounds likely that the circuitry in the drive enclosure is failing (or the drive), if the test won't run then remove the drive from the enclosure and purchase a USB Hard Drive adapter, or use the internal connections in a desktop PC to connect... Read more

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I have 2 problems stated above.

I think my system is infected.
Here's my log.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by AdiBzZz on 2008-04-06 11:20:13
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 3 Restore Point(s) --
3: 2008-04-06 03:20:22 UTC - RP3 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
2: 2008-04-06 02:01:57 UTC - RP2 - My Restore Point
1: 2008-04-06 02:01:24 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 83% (more than 75%).

-- HijackThis (run as AdiBzZz.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:26:46 AM, on 4/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
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A:C Drive cannot open & Show hidden files not functioning

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Please be patient with me during this time.

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My machine O/S is Windows XP SP3 with all current updates.

A few months ago I had a problem with my boot Hard Drive (blue scree and error code indicated lost boot sector). I installed a new hard drive and rebuilt my system .

I have some files that were not backed up on the HD and would like to try to recover some of these files .
The HD is Samsung SP4002H 40GB IDE Drive. I have put the HD in an external Drive enclosure (Sabrent ECS-STU35) and connected it to my PC via USB. When I turn on the drive enclosure:

Device Manger shows a SAMSUNG SP4002H USB Device entry under Disk Drives; and
a USB Mass Storage Device entry is under Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
The HD from the Drive enclosure does not appear in My Computer or in Windows Explorer.
The HD from the Drive enclosure does not appear under Disk Managment.
Under Disk Management I do see 2 Hard drives (Disk 0 is a 500GB and Disk 1 is 120 GB) - the 40GB drive is not present.
I suspect that my original problem with the 40 GB HD was a damaged boot sector and partion table.

I am looking for ideas on how to make the drive visible to to Windows XP and also some thoughts on how to partition table and files.

Thanks for your help

A:Hard Drive Not Show in WIN XP Disk Management

how about putting it into slave and then you can use it to recover all files that have not been corrupted by the bad sectors. you can also get your HDD tables by formatting it when it's slave...

although its not clear why you didnt bother replacing the damaged boot file with the install disc, its only one or two files...and if your lazy like me put the install disc in and do a recovery install, it looks like a normal install but it replaces all the original files like bootloader and other things that i cant think of right now...

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A user tries to download a PDF from a government site by selecting a checkbox for the document and hitting Download Document button. The file download box comes up with "Downloading file... Open/Save/Cancel". When she hits Open, the box dismisses and the download progress box appears. Almost immediately, however, the file download box reappears but this time Open is grayed out, forcing the user to save it before it will be downloaded and opened. On any other computer in the office, the file will open right up. I have checked the internet settings and they seem correct. What would cause this to happen just to this one user? Or, what can I do to fix it?

A:Solved: PDF DL: Open/Save window returns with Open grayed out

Upgraded to version 6 and the problem went away. Thanks for everyone's response!!

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Please, someone help in my problem

My Search for Files or Folders don't open!!!!

and the option of Open in new window, not open too!!

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OK. So I put the CD in the drive, and it makes some noises like it recognizes it, but then stops. Usually a window pops up to ask me what to do. In this case, I want to install some software for my printer. Anyways, when I click on "Computer" and then my disk drive, it just does nothing. If I right click and click "open" a new blank window pops up, but then closes after about a half second. Itunes, WMP, or anything else I have can recognize it. I have tried using other disks (music, movies, etc...) and it does the same thing. Device manager says it is working fine, but it is not, obviously. I am running Vista and I have checked and I have no viruses. I went to microsofts web site (Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs) and I have deleted the UpperFilters, but the LowerFilters is not there, if this helps. Also, I tried the microsoft Fixit thing and it could not fix the problem. It said "Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media" and then the problem "The drive is empty or the media format is not supported", which i know is not possible because I have tried music, movies, and programs on CDs and they all do the same thing. Thanks for any help!
PS oh yes and I have a laptop Sony Vaio

A:CD drive window will not open

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Hi guys, after removing avpo.exe using kapersky i wasnt able to open my c d or whatever drive there in it and on top of that everyrtime on the folder option when i enable show hidden file it won't show. help me with it pls guys thx. heres my log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:09:48 PM, on 9/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Viru... Read more

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I have a Trekstor Datastation maxi m.u hard disk with a capacity of 500GB. I've had the hard disk for half a year now. I also changed its format from FAT32 to NTFS a few months ago, without encountering any problems at all.

Recently, I plugged the hard disk into my laptop and rather than showing the hard disk by its correct name, it showed it as 'Removable Disk (H' When I tried to open the hard disk, it said 'Please insert a disk into drive H:.' and I could not access the hard disk.
My computer is also unable to detect the file system type as is apparent when I right-click and go to 'Properties'. It can not even see how much free space the hard disk has nor how much is used.

I don't know what this problem is related to, nor how serious it is. I've restarted my computer but to no avail. I'd be really thankful if someone could help me out.
And feel free to ask me for any further details.

A:Hard disk won't open

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I purchased a 500 GB drive about a year and a half ago to hold my backups for my main 160 GB drive. Just about everytime I have to reboot my PC, the 500 GB does not show in Computer. I them boot again and it shows and everything is fine. I have attempted to sort this out but no luck yet. Today I had to reboot and the 500 GB did not show. I have rebooted about four times but nothing. I went into the Bios and did not see anything strange. The 500 shows up as it should. The only unusual thing I see in the setup is that my main drive with the C and D partitions is listed as drive 1 while the 500 GB with my backups is listed as drive 0. I believe the reverse is the preferred but don't know if it really matters. Here is my Disk Management and a prompt that says I must initialize it. The two partitions on the 500 GB are primary if that makes a difference and the prompt refers to Logical. Any help is appreciated as to why the 500 GB is not showing. Thanks, == I just found out how to initialize the disk, but it looks like I will lose my backups. Not a big deal, but I want this to not occur again. Does it sound like a bad disk that might be causing this?

A:Hard Drive Doesn't Show in Disk Management

Normally, one would expect to see the Windows drive on Sata 0, but I don't think it really matters that it's not.

Initializing the drive means it's asking for it to be partitioned and formatted, but the puzzling thing is why did it lose its partition in the first place?

Was the partition on Drive 0 a logical partition?

I'm off to do some investigating.

I'm back, you may find this of use: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc771775.aspx

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I am working on database for user who completely blind to microsoft access. So I make a form for them to work with.

Since the access window is kind of distracting, does anybody know how to open form without the access window open?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: how to open form without open access window

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I'm having trouble on my desktop, I'm currently using windows 7. I cannot run any programs on my computer including MBAM and Super anti spyware. When i attempt to open up a program such as MBAM, it opens up a view download window. I have the option to run or save the program; however, when i click run for example it quickly opens up an internet explorer page and closes it and nothing happens. I have access to the internet and everything but there is another big catch. This only happens on one user... The other user has no problems i can access all files, programs etc..

I've ran rkill but it says sed.exe cannot read C:\users\---\appdata\local\temp\rks1.log no such file or directory

I ran malwarebytes and removed 5 unwanted files

I've also ran superantispyware which removed about 120 tracker cookies.

Still having the same problem i don't know what else to do please help =/


A:Programs don't open but open up a download view window?

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Probelem with to open my c,d,e or any drive

wen i try to open my drive its always opne in other window
and i 've checked the folder option for this problem
there is as the default option i mean open in same window
but it cant.its always open in other window
i hope its coz of some virus
and i searched for virus by the help of mcafee but i didnt find any virus in my sys
and i have even formatt my sys but the problem presists.
wht should i do
and i wanna an advise that which antivirus is the best for prevent these kind of virus
help me

A:cannot open my drive in same window in my computer

Greetings frezly , Welcome To TSG

FIX: Open each folder in the same window

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Because of virus "Trojan horse", i delette the script files "autorun vbs" and "autorun bat" to send out the infection. Now i dont no how to reinstall the files.

A:Can not open my hard disk by cliking on it

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hello guys, i have a problem with my pc. when i want to open my drives , suddenly all windows,start bar ,desktop icons and all the things disapear and after 2-3 second they come back but the drive doesn't open .
this problem started with my flash (i think)
when i put the flash in pc my folders in the flash had their names with .exe at their ends for example: music.exe
i reinstall the windows and format c
the problem in c fixed but the other drives have the problem .
i don't want to format the others ,pls help me!!!!

A:Cannot open hard disk drives

Kindly follow the instructions in our sticky topic IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help If you have any difficulty with any of the steps, move on to the next one.
Be sure to reach Step 5 and post the requested logs in your next reply.

**Please note this section of the forum is very busy, so please familiarize yourself with the Bumping Rules also found in Step 5 of our sticky topic mentioned above.

One of our Analysts will review your log as soon as possible.

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Our laptop, Acer, windows home basic, cannot open normally. it says that a something in the hard disk is causing it to malfunction. so, we tried to do system restore. unfortunately, it says that there is no restore point existing. how can we fix this?

A:Computer cannot open due to hard disk problem

Do you have all your important files backed up? you CAN re install over the top of what you have and it will just make a new folder for your Windows to be installed to and put your OLD install into another folder.
What is the error that won't allow you to boot up? if it a blue screen? or, is it a specific file that is mentioned?
Some more background to your problem will get a better response.

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As the title says, the hard drive pulses whenever Outlook is open. not sure how long it will last doing that, any ideas?

A:hard disk pulsing when outlook is open

Welcome to SevenForums digiman!

Can you please elaborate by what you mean by pulses? Is it making a ticking noise, or??? How old is this PC? (Please fill in your system specs)

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Hello ,

External hard disk WD element [1 TB ] is detected .
but not able to open .

The error massage displaced is

H: is not accessible

The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

It do carry important data . Please help


A:External Hard disk WD Element 1 TB not able to open

Welcome to our forum amolmangrulkar.

I don't know if I can help but lets get another picture.

Please complete this tutorial by Golden (exactly) and post here.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Yesterday my laptop died because the battery was low, after it slipped and landed on a few books. When I turned it on it said no disk to boot, insert disk then press enter. My hard disk was externally booted on another laptop and when I turn on my laptop it comes on as normal but when it comes on I can't open anything but my browser and I have no permissions to view documents so I will assume that my profile isn't recognized as an administrator.  Please help.

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Not sure what happened, but starting this afternoon, Explorer 9 (released version via automatic update) will not open a link in a new tab, nor will it open that line into a new explorer window.

Looked at multiple complaints and fixes for this, none worked (including the scripts).

What happened today: recent automatic windows 7 update to "allow further updates", I used firefox for the first time - note did not set it as the default, there was a java update and an adobe update.

This machine is windows 7 sp1, completely updated 64bit home premium system.

Turned off all the add ons, restarted - didn't fix it. Tried the script for the same problem, that didn't work. All the resetting has done, is removed the tool bars I like to use and it still doesn't work.

Would like to leave explorer 9 as the default, but this is driving me nuts. (already can't use it for some sites due to the way their developers coded page popups - use safari for those)

A:Unable to open link in new tab and won;t open new window

the new tab is blank, and it just flat out will not open a new window.

If I right mouse copy the short cut and paste it in, it works fine

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Hi guys,

I'm on WinXP SP2 and yesterday for some reason IE7 started showing some abnormal behavior. If you click the add to favorites icon in the toolbar and then click Add to favorites, nothing happens. Yet if you right click on the webpage and do add to favorites it works. Also if you click a link that opens in a new window, nothing happens. If you right click on a link and do open in new window, nothing happens. If you right click and do open in a new tab, the new tab is created but it just stays on "Connecting..." and never loads the page. Firefox works correctly for all of these functions.

Also the explorer.exe process has been freezing when doing routine copying/pasting of files in Windows Explorer.

I figured it was some sort of spyware but Spybot didn't pick up anything and I didn't notice anything abnormal in my processes or startup. Any ideas?


A:IE7 Broken - Open New Window / Open New Tab / Add to Favorites

I also tried running IE7 w/no addons, resetting IE7 settings, and even uninstalling IE7 and going back to IE6, yet the behavior persists...

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Hello. I have no idea what's wrong with my computer, so I am not sure what info is relevent. So I'll tell you everything. I downloaded itunes and then all of a sudden I noticed a virus, (no idea if its from itunes but I doubt it). There was a program digused as a windows program telling me that every application on my cpu had a virus. It told me there was something wrong with mcafee and I stupidly got rid of it. Next it said there was something wrong with firefox. That's when I knew it was a virus. My search engines were not working, task manager wouldn't work, system restore failed, and I couldn't download anything. So I started my cpu in safe mode with networking. I downloaded malware bytes, hijackthis, and ad aware bc they have all worked for me before. I used them all. I know I'm not supposed to delete everything in hijackthis, but I did. I restarted the computer and the virus was gone (as far as I know). But when I click on any desktop icon, an "open with" window appears. I have a C++ runtime error... when I try to enter "add/remove programs" I see "c:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe Application not found" and when I try to use task manager it says "task manager has been disabeled by your administrator". I restored everything I deleted with hijackthis, because I figured that I deleted something important. I had no luck with that. I used malwarebytes again. Everything works in safemode, everythin... Read more

A:no .exe files open without an "open with" window appearing.

Hello and welcome... I am moving this from XP to Am I Infected..I think we can make a little headway with this. You need to do all the steps as some pertain to your issue..Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Antispyware Soft (Uninstall Guide) You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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each time i try to open a drive after opening my computer it opens into a new window. while this problem is only with D and E drive and not withC as well this problem is not present even while opening a folder..folder normally opens in same window...please help..

A:Solved: each time i open a drive it opens in new window

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Hi all, been using the option to 'Open command window here' when you Shift+Right-Click on a folder/network location for a long time but funnily enough I've never noticed that it maps a drive if it's a network location you use it at (but sure, thinking
about it, it makes sense).
However I did notice it for the first time today but also some strange behaviour. When I use the option, it's mapping the drive visible and on closing the command prompt, the drive mapping doesn't disappear. My investigations, aka Googling, has suggested
the drive should un-map itself.
Also, if I open a command window using the same method again without manually disconnecting the drive, it maps a 2nd drive which only appears after I disconnect the first drive (so it appears just to change the drive letter). So it's using a new letter each
time I use 'Open command window here' at the same location.
My question is which part of what I described is normal behaviour and which is not? For anything that seems odd, is there a way to fix?

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hey i was wondering if you could let me know how to open the disk drive i dont know how and i just got it and i cant figure it out

A:How to open the disk drive?

Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.

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hey i was wondering if you could let me know how to open the disk drive i dont know how and i just got it and i cant figure it out

A:How to open the disk drive?

Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.

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I have two disk drives D and E - well, I can't get E to open. When I load up the computer, the light doesn't even flash? When I go to My Computer - it's not even listed anymore. It worked fine on Thursday, now - nothing. Plesae help.

A:Cd Disk Drive Won't Open

Have you checked to be sure that the power connector is properly connected?

If you have a disc in there that you need to retrieve you can open the tray by taking a paper clip that has been straightened and insert this in the small hole just below the tray, you will find some resistance when you push on this, don't be hesitant to push till you feel it give.

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here's my problem. i use "syncback" as a back up program. that program requires blank disks to be formatted in udf format, which i did with roxio cd creator 5.3. when i use the fromatted cd in the cd-rw drive it's identified as "easy write". now, whenever i use that disk, i can only eject it during the boot up process...also if i use a program such as "itunes", a message will pop up saying there is no disk in the drive when in fact the udf disk is in the drive...it's like it's not recognized. synckback works fine with the formatted disk, but its the only progam that will recognize the disk. how can i get the disk drawer to eject the disk(except during boot up) and have the drive recognized by other programs when the udf disk is in the drive. i use xp home sp2...thank you

A:cd-rw drive won't open with udf disk

Hi, Maybe some help:




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I got a random virus from tafe, it infected my USB and my home computer.

it is stopping me from opening my C:/ and D:/ drives, which are my HDD drives, whenever I double-click on them, an autoplay window appears.

hijackthis log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:48 PM, on 24/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System... Read more

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Windows 7 Ultimate can I run it from USB and open programs on hard disk ..if I can do I just change the bios to open USB..but then what..anyone help or doing this...Help please

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Origionally i could see the drive but couldnt access it or copy any files now i cannot even see the drive, heres what i origionally wrote:

Yesterday when i woke up i had a BSOD out of nowhere and my computer would boot up so i tried booting into a linux livecd to see if i could see any of my files and i could at the time but i couldnt copy them, now i think everything is much worse, i managed to get the drive into a computer with XP but now i cannot see any of my files all i see is:

My Dell Recovery Partition
and "Local Disk" which shows up as no space or anything its empty with no avaible space:

Please is there anything i can do to try and get some of my old files back? If i could just even get a couple its all i need. I will buy any app i need if i can help any amount of money, desperate.
Right now i have it hooked up in an enclosure because the computer im using at the moment cannot have 2 hard drives hooked up at a time. The drive starts up and spins and not making any bad noises or anything.

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I'm trying to put an old hard drive into my PC as a slave but i can't find it in disk management. It is installed via IDE and BIOS recognises it as a hard drive but i can't find it when i login to my PC.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: hard drive recognised in BIOS but doesn't show in Disk Management

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hi ,i have dell inspiron 1545 laptop,,it has window 7 installed,,i study online and listen to a lot of dvd lectures,,every time i open the dvd drive a blue screen with several technical terms(which r beyond ma comprehension) appear and it shuts down da system,,no matter how many times i open da dvd drive dis thing keeps happnin,,dont know wat to do,,nd how did i get it,,i started havin dis problem a month ago,,,plz need a solution,,,m not good at computer terminologies nd stuff so plz 4give me if u find dis information insufficient.

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Hey I have a problem with my disk drive, when I turn on the computer and the start up screen begins to load the disk drive will just open by itself then stays open and wont close, then completely stops working, It was giving a small bit of troubl before and lead me to slap the top of the computer over the top of the disk drive , and shortly after this little incident the disk drive failed to work anymore, the computer hasnt recognized and problems which leaves me to believe I knocked out a cable? I haven't opened the computer to see as I think I need some advice on this issue first any help at all would be great!!
Im running windows Xp my disk drive is a PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8631

A:Disk Drive Wont Open!?

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Hi, I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on helping me troubleshoot my dvd-drive.
If there is a disc inserted then the drive will open without a problem, but if the drive is empty and closed it won't open, the lights will flash, and it will make a clunking sound but thats all. I've tried reinstalling the device in device manager, no difference.

When a disc is in, it reads without any problems, its just getting it open. We need to use the emergency pop-out on the front of the drive (ejecting the drive in windows doesn't help either)

It is a Samsung TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552U writer, and i'm running XP home on it.

Please, any ideas?

A:Dvd Drive won't open without a Disk inside?

This usually happens because people close the drive by pushing the door, instead of using the "OPEN / CLOSE" button on the front. Eventually, the gears which drive the door to open and close it get damaged or misaligned. You MIGHT be able to repair this by disassembling the drive (usually EASY to disassemble if you know how, DIFFICULT if you don't), but that is probably a waste of time. The gears are plastic (to save cost and weight, and to reduce noise), so even if you got the drive apart, getting everything synchronized and properly aligned would be very difficult, IF the gears were not worn or damaged.

Best bet is simply to replace the drive; I dislike suggesting that people spend money on ANYTHING, but in this case, the deck is stacked against you.

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I'm not very technology-savvy. I believe I have/had a virus that doesn't/didn't allow me to open my Local Disk by double-clicking. An error would appear saying "Windows cannot find 'resycled/boot.com". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."

I looked up my error online and followed the instruction of someone (probably shouldn't have), where I deleted the "boot.com" in my Registry Editor.

However, now, whenever I attempt to open my Local Disk by double-clicking, instead of getting the "Window cannot find...." error, I now get: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association Folder Options control panel."

I have absolutely no clue what to do. Any help? Please?

A:Cannot open Local Disk drive?

tttony, Try the "Drive Association Fix" at the link below. Instructions are on the page.



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On my dell latitude laptop frequently the drive pops open. Happens about every minute after I push it back in. Any ideas as to what is causing this?

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i am having a problem

i cant open any of my hard disk drives by double clicking them .
a message appears which says :

"please go to the control panel to install & configure system components" in a message box whose name is " Windows Xp Setup"

my computer was attacked by a virus
i cleaned it with bit defender & since then i am getting this message.

plese help me .

thanks a lot.

A:i cant open any of my hard disk drives from the my computer by double clicking it

are you able to get into them via safemode?

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