Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Can't click my drive...!!!!

Not able to open drives on hard disk by double click...?

Sometimes it happens in windows XP, that you are not able to open drives on your hard disk. When you double clicking on the drives icons or right click on the drive/explore in My computer , the drive does not open.But don’t worry this is not a big trouble it can be fixed easily.

This problem is generally caused by most of the viruses which infect windows XP system. They block or restrict your access to any of the drives.A lot of virus, creates an autorun.inf, file at the root of your local drives and USB flash drive. The reason for this is when you open My Computer and tries to access a drive, it will run the virus to infect your computer. Very often anti-virus is able to remove executable virus from system but not autorun.inf. This is because autorun.inf that’s located at the root of your drive is only an instruction file that tells Windows what to automatically run when you access the drive from My Computer.

So even after the virus being cleaned, you’ll find that you’re unable to access your C drive from My Computer. Some people double click C drive, a search window will appear. For some, it’d say that it cannot find the script or file to run. Most common of all, when double click C drive, it gives you an option to choose a program to open.

For computer experts, one look and they’ll know they had to remove the autorun.inf file from C drive. Usually the autorun.inf cannot be easily deleted because it has system, read-only, and hidden file attribute. You can go to command prompt to remove the file attributes and then delete it. Sounds easy for an advance computer user but might be tough for a novice.

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. You have to just delete this file and restart your system to correct this problem.


1. Open Start>>Run and type cmd and press enter. This will open a command prompt window. On this command prompt window type the following steps.

2. type cd\

3. type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf

4. type del autorun.inf

5. now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition. Now repeat steps 3 and 4. Similarly repeat step 5 for all your hard disk partition.

Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed.


Or you can do this simple guide.....(actually im used more, for this method... ;-) )

1. Open you notepad.
2. Save a notepad as a autorun.inf
3. copy or send that file to a problem drive.
4. Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed.


Used a free Disk Heal software. Disk Heal is a useful tool that restores the condition of your storage device after being infected by a virus. Disk Heal is a useful tool that performs many functions. Initially it was a program which fixed disk problems that occur after a virus has been removed with a few additional features like changing the icon of a drive. Currently it performs various other tweaks as well.

Fix double click c drive problem

To fix your C drive problem, download, install and run Disk Heal. Make sure you have administrator privileges. Click the Fix button, type the drive letter and click Fix.

Other Disk Heal Functions

Other than fixing a drive not opening problem, Disk Heal also can restore a folder options, task manager, and registry editor. Besides fixing a problems that virus creates, it also has a bunch of other useful security, appearance, Internet Explorer and Control Panel tweaks as per below :

Security Tweaks:

-Enable/Disable Task Manager
-Enable/Disable Folder options
-Enable/Disable the registry editor
-Lock the location of ‘My Documents’
-Enable/Disable Display Properties
-Enable/Disable ‘Search’
-Enable/Disable ‘Run’
-Enable/Disable Control Panel
-Enable/Disable Shutdown
-Enable/Disable CPU Beep
-Enable/Disable CD Auto-run
-Hide/Unhide Start->(All) Programs menu
-Enable/Disable the Context menu in My Computer & Desktop
-Enable/Disable My Computer
-Hide/Show ‘Pinned’ items from the Start menu
-Remove ‘Manage’ in My Computer Context Menu

Appearance Tweaks:

-Change drive icon
-Enable/Disable Clear-Type (Also known as ‘Font smoothing’ Fonts)
-Enable/Disable smooth scrolling
-Hide/Show the left panel from My Computer
-Hide/Show the current user in the Start menu
-Hide/Show the windows version on the Desktop
-Hide/Show windows error messages on startup

Internet Explorer Tweaks:

-Enable/Disable Auto-complete
-Check if Default Browser
-Lock current home page
-Increase simultaneous downloads to 10

Control Panel Tweaks

-Hide/Show Accessibility Options
-Hide/Show Add or Remove programs
-Hide/Show Console Options
-Hide/Show Date and Time Options
-Hide/Show Display Options
-Hide/Show Fax Options
-Hide/Show Hardware Wizard
-Hide/Show IR Port Options
-Hide/Show Regional Options
-Hide/Show Internet Settings
-Hide/Show Joystick Options
-Hide/Show licensing programs
-Hide/Show Keyboard and Mouse Options
-Hide/Show Mail Options
-Hide/Show sound Options
-Hide/Show dial-up Options
-Hide/Show network & connectivity Wizard
-Hide/Show modem Options
-Hide/Show Netware client Options
-Hide/Show ODBC options
-Hide/Show PC card Options
-Hide/Show port Options
-Hide/Show power Options
-Hide/Show scanner and camera Options
-Hide/Show server manager Wizard
-Hide/Show speech Options
-Hide/Show System Properties
-Hide/Show Telephone Properties
-Hide/Show TweakUI Properties
-Hide/Show User Manager Properties

Disk Heal is FREE and portable that works on Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista. After installing Disk Heal, go to C:\Program Files\Disk Heal\Disk Heal v1.47 and copy the Disk Heal.exe to your USB flash drive. Great and useful tool.

[ Download Disk Heal ]


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