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C Drive not showing up in "My Computer"; "Log Off" Missing

I have a Dell (Intel Pentium 4, 256MB RAM)
Running Windows XP Home Edition

I recently had a Spamware/Virus situation (which I'm still working on fixing, with the help of instructions i found in the Spyware forum - Thanks!) which has caused a whole whack of little problems. I've figured out a couple (re-enabled Registry Editing; re-enabled Task Manager; Re-enabled "Display" in control panel), but there are 2 i can't figure out:

When I go into "My Computer", my C: Drive is no longer listed.

The "Log Off" button no longer appears on the Start menu. Only the "Turn off Computer" button is there.

Any suggestions?

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In reply to: C Drive not showing up in "My Computer"; "Log Off" Missing

In it's drives list, make sure C: is not hidden. Next, logoff is also optional. See if TWEAKXP (its free!) can edit that too.

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Re: Go Get TweakXP

In reply to: Go get TWEAKXP.

where do i check if the drive's hidden? and where to i check the logoff option?

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Sorry I meant TweakUI.

In reply to: Re: Go Get TweakXP

Install it, look and there it is.

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Re: C Drive not showing up in "My Computer"; "Log Off" Missi

In reply to: C Drive not showing up in "My Computer"; "Log Off" Missing

danny, To restore the "Log Off" button to the Start Menu go to the link below and scroll down to line 267 (left column") and click on "Restore "Turn Off and Log Off" - Start Menu" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard drive. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

I'm not familiar with that TweakXP program that Bob recommended but TweakUI is Free at the Microsoft link below and has the option of hiding and unhiding drives.

After you install it you'll find it in Start>Programs>Powertoys for Windows XP>Tweak UI. Open it and on the left under My Computer>Drives checkmark which drive(s)you want to show, click Apply/OK. If the C drive is already checkmarked try unchecking it, click Apply/OK the go back and Checkmark it, click Apply/OK. You may have to restart in between.


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In reply to: Re: C Drive not showing up in "My Computer"; "Log Off" Missi

Thanks for the tips. My computer's locked up in a virus scan right now, but once it's done I'll try your suggestions and let you know how it goes. Cheers.

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