Cant access external HDD from My Computer icon

  iqs 20:07 22 Sep 2009


I have just removed a nasty virus from my external HDD,it was called Janef.exe.

Now its removed it has created problem accessing the HDD from My Computer.

If I click on the external HDD icon a message pops up stating "Windows cannot find JAnEF.EXE make sure you typed the name correctly and try again etc etc.

The HDD icon is a folder icon,with two autoplays when you right click.

If you right click you can open the HDD and view the folders,but not from clicking the HDD icon.

Any ideas please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:11 22 Sep 2009

delete the auto.inf files on the external HDD

  woodchip 20:16 22 Sep 2009

it will not let him look at whats on the drive now so he cannot see anything, only the message that pops up

  iqs 20:19 22 Sep 2009

Hi Fruit Bat /\o/\ and woodchip.

I deleted the auto.inf files,and now have access to the HDD via the icon,which is now a HDD icon.

Its amazing what you can learn from the forum members,cheers

  woodchip 20:21 22 Sep 2009

There may be a reference in Windows Registry that is looking for this file.

Go to Start Run, type Regedit go to Edit then Find Type in JAnEF.EXE delete what it finds then press F3 to go to next and delete do this till you get to end. Do not touch anything else

  iqs 20:22 22 Sep 2009

Hi woodchip,
I ran a registry scanner after I scanned for the virus.No item listed had a file name similar to the virus name.
I really don't like using Regedit,have very bad memories of when I played around with it and it all went wrong.

Thank you for helping

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:24 22 Sep 2009

"If you right click you can open the HDD and view the folders, but not from clicking the HDD icon."

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