Can anyone help me please, when i double-click 'my computer' there is no sign of my 'C' Drive....obviously i must have disturbed something, and another problem i have picked up next to my clock (bottom right of taskbar) it says "Virus Alert"...ive scanned it with Avast Antivirus...nothing...also when i right click on my computer on the desktop, it appears to have changed the computers name to the same Virus Alert...windows XP Home Service pack 2....any advice on either of these 'problems' would be very gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
Right try this. START RUN "msconfig" ENTER Go to STARTUP and untick all except "ctfmon" Reboot, close the message box, and try looking for C:\. Run msconfig again and add in a few items at a time, making a note so if the problem reappears you can isolate it.
I'm grateful for your ideas m8, but even after doing that still no 'c' drive....all other drives are showing DVD ROM, DVD/CD Writer, Card Reader Drives, its a total mystery to me...ive scanned with Avast Antivirus, no trojans, spyware, malware, ive never experienced anything like this before, The drive must be there cos any programmes that i have downloaded have been placed there in 'Programs'..but cant understand why its not showing up....sorry to be a pain, your time is gratefully appreciated.
There is a similar problem discussed click here and if you trawl down there are a couple of possible fixes. One is to look for a file called autorun.inf in the ROOT directory and if so delete it. The other is a registry fix.