If you fail to open drives sometimes in windows XP on your hard disk by double clicking on the drives icons or right click on the drive>>explore in My computer, do you know how to fix this problem?

Actually this is not a big problem and it’s usually caused by viruses which infect windows XP system. The viruses block or restrict your access to any of the drives. You just need to follow the following tips and you can fix the problem by yourself:

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 have solved your problem with the opening issue. Click here to learn more about the Computer help tips and fixes!