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Re: c:-drive inaccessible via My Computer
A minor inconvenience, I'd say. Just get used to the idea to use Windows Explorer in stead of My Computer and you won't notice it.
Anyway, I don't see any reason to suspect a virus. Just a little registry problem. Download Microsofts TweakUI for XP (either included in a whole powertoys package: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx or standalone: http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/TweakUI_XP/tweakuixp.html) and see if (like its Windows 95/98/ME counterpart) it has a Repair tab allowing you to repair the default associations (I don't have it here, or I would look myself). If it has, it might well work. And if doesn't work for this, you might like one or more of the other tweaks it offers. Worth a try.
A repair install of Windows XP might be the next step.
Hope this helps.
no good !
Thanks for the reply kees !
I downloaded the Tweak UI and located the repair tab, it however didnot do any good, the problem is still there.
How can i use Win XP repair installation, is'nt that command based, how can i go about that
Could it be, you had a flashdrive infection?
It could well be you had the W32/RJump.worm infection as you have "unreadable characters".
Give this tool a try:
no luck !
Thanks for your reply, that was my first guess too that i got the infection via my sisters flash drive.
I used the tool u suggested, no luck, the problem persists !!
PLEASE HELP ME
Hi, could you please tell me how you finally solved your 'choose the program you want to use to open this file' problem. what was the patch which solved the problem?I am having the same problems you had, when I right click weird letters come which is driving me crazy. PLease help. YOU know how annoying it is, don't ya?
FlashDisinfector updated !
Greetings Marianna!!After following all the tips,tricks and methods, i manage to solve the problem by applying the patch !!! Thank you so much !!!!!
Super !! Thanks for letting us know :)
Follow-up to "choose the program you want to use to open ...
Could you let me know how you fixed the problem about your drive letters showing the "choose the program you want to use to open the file". This happens every time I open a mapped network drive on my computer. Thanks in advance.
Did you download and run
Works like a charm
Thanks very much. This fix the issue in a second after a couple of days playing with the registry and reading a lot of forum outhere!!
Glad to hear it solved your problem :)
Happy Safe Computing
i use the flash disinfector in my pc and disinfect the spyware in my pc then i restart my afterwards i select my account then it repeats to select my account again and again!!! pls help me
Do not download the USB Fixer from Marianna Schmudlach. The .exe file contains a worm.
You are replying to an OLD thread from 3/13/07 !
Thank you so much for the link. it really worked.
Works like a charm
Great tool. Thanks so much for posting this. I was scanning my flash disk with AVG and it was only able to quarantine the DriveGuard.exe virus infected file. Really a big help. Thanks!
Great to hear it also worked for you ! Thanks for posting :)
Thanks a lot. THe flash disinfector worked for me big time.
Thanks a ton
It worked very well!!!
The kind of help that people like you give for computer illiterates like me gives more confidence in seeking help from forums like this and also to follow the advise rendered.
only saying thanx
this is manik saying u his humble thanks for solving the problem of "when double click on any system drive the openwith option will come". I am very thankful to u because I am hanging with this problem from the last 20 days. thank u thank u so much .......
Chinese Characters in Opening Hard Drives
I?ve been hit by the same thing lately, Symantec has a good fix for this under w32.rajump. However it does not delete the registry entry under Mountpoint2 and the hidden AutoRun.inf file in the root directory.
I changed the attrib to delete that file in DOS, and deleted the shells that point to those Chinese characters and to Ravmon.exe
Reports do say they originated from China and Ravmon stands for Rising Anti-Virus of sorts?
chinese characters in opening hard drives
unable to solve the problem
I need details
hi i need details dinzzi2, i've symantec too, i've cleaned the worm but the problem of unreadable characters is still there, how did u get rid of tht, ellaborate in DETAILS !
i have solved the problem thanks to dinzzi2.
in command prompt type attrib -s -h -r autorun.inf for each drive. than write autorun.inf n\and the file would open. delete the ravmon command and save it.
in registry search for mountpoints2 and under that delete each string that contain ravmon.exe under command string.