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Can't Open Hard Drive And Usb Drives By Only Double Clicking Them


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#1 Blue Phoenix

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 02:00 PM

I cannot open the Hard Disc "C" nor USB Memories by just double clicking on them. If i do a "Open With..." window appears and asks me which program to use from a list. I can click the examine button and choose the explorer from the WINDOWS file on "C" and it will open. I can also open them by selecting them from the address drop down list on any window. Windows version 2002

I don't know if it's related, but:

I had downloaded a Playstation mat driver installer just before I noticed the problem.

A friend of mine to whom I lent a USB memory, told me he had the same problem when trying to open my USB memory only. This stopped happening when he removed the USB memory.

I tried to return the "C" driver to its previous update but it said it had no previous one

I hope you can help me with this.
Sorry for explaining like you don't know this stuff (cause I know you do), but I wanted to be as thorough as I could.

Edited by emefobia, 17 February 2008 - 05:31 PM.


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#2 Blue Phoenix

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:54 PM

Just wanted to post again so the topic remains fresh, since no one has answered even though topics created after mine have been .

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 11:57 PM

Please be patient. (I know, it's hard to be patient when you're having trouble with your computer)
Replies are not done on a first come first served basis. Instead, it depends on the issue and if anyone has any experience with that issue. No one is ignoring you, it's just that so far the problem is something that forum members can't help you with because they have no clue as to what could be causing the problem. Keep checking back-hopefully someone will be able to help you with this.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:31 AM

let's see, your friend had a problem with your usb jump drive?

you have a problem opening your C drive with a double mouse click when the usb drive is plugged in

Is your mouse a usb mouse?

Do you have this same problem when the usb drive is not plugged in?

Might have a bad usb drive?

both draw power from the motherboard thru a shared usb interface

look at the usb hubs in device manager, the power use is listed for each device

Edited by DaChew, 18 February 2008 - 01:36 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:53 PM

I have the problem without the USB being plugged. But my friend had the problem only with the USB memory
I don't have a problem with the mouse, though it is USB mouse. it works just fine
I have the same problem when trying to open a USB memory from any USB drivers
Where in the Device manager do I see the power use. BTW: The PC is authorized to turn the USB's off to curb the ebergy use

And sorry for the impatience. I'm against the clock until my dad finds I messed the PC

Edited by Blue Phoenix, 19 February 2008 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:03 PM

Any more takers in my problem?

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:04 PM

Chewy is assisting you right now...if I could think of anything pertinent, I suppose that I would post but...I can't think of anything that would prevent access to a hard drive...other than a bad hard drive.

USB? I'm not surprised when it flakes out, since most of the time users are relying on onboard chips.

Did you scan for malware? What AV is installed, is it current?

Error messages of any sort?

What were you doing when things went wrong...assuming that they weren't always screwed up?

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:28 PM

I'm against the clock until my dad finds I messed the PC


:thumbsup:

it may just be too many usb devices on a shared resource and power is failing or weak?

more clues like louis asked for? otherwise all we can do is guess

Edited by DaChew, 28 February 2008 - 08:32 PM.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:45 AM

Hello everybody
I'm new here

I read your lament, your computer was infected by virus.
Just type the following word in yahoo search bar,

double click cannot open my drive

press enter and you wil get many fix for your problems

regards
bluecoin

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:50 PM

I'm sorry id I showed any negative attitude. I don't come here a lot so I don't know how everything works. Thank you all for your support. Thank God and bluecoin, I downloaded Disk Heal and all is back to normal. Sorry again for any inconvineance!




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