Data loss due to virus attack is one of the the common reasons causing your data loss. To protect your computer is the first important thing you should pay attention to and if the virus has attacked you while you didn’t realize it, the following is a good example telling you how to recover the data and fix your problem.

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.

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. However, this kind of data loss is usually not deadly and you can find the data back easily!

How to fix the data loss due to virus infect?

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.

Follow the set of commands below to show and delete the autorun.inf

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.

Suggestion fixing steps above are for your reference only, if you fail to fix your problems, then please consider other kind of solutions like giving it to a local data recovery company or consult some professional IT professionals.

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