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ERROR ON C:\ DRIVE


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#1 LORY

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:51 AM

WINDOWS XP - ACER3620 LAPTOP/NOTEBOOK- 80GB- INTEL CELERON M PROCESSOR



When i double click on my C drive icon i get this error message :flowers:
"C:\resycled\boot.com is not a valid Win32 application"

When i right click and select OPEN it gives me this error message :thumbsup:
"C:\is not a valid Win32 application"

FYI: This computer had a virus called VirusResponseLab 2009 and Antivirus2008 which i tried deleting (and i thought i did). And right after I emailed ACER technical support and they told me how to do an eRecovery on my computer and put it back to the default settings (like when you get a new computer) so everything got erased but I have this error popping up when I try to open the C drive....

PLEASE HELP ASAP. I tried google'ing and tried different things but nothing has worked. STILL HAVE A PROBLEM. PLEASE REPLY ASAP.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:26 PM

VirusResponseLab 2009 and Antivirus2008 which i tried deleting

Exactly how did you go about this?
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#3 LORY

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:22 PM

i dont know how the virus got on the computer. it is my boyfriend's laptop & he asked me for help b/c i had a virus one time and i was able to download smitfraudfix and get rid of it.... anyways that doesn't answer my question but its ok problem resolved!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:23 PM

HOW DO I CLOSE OUT THIS OPEN TOPIC??? I FIXED THE PROBLEM ALREADY.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:28 PM

Just...let it go.

The only official closings of topics occur when there are duplicate posts, admin errors, etc.

Mind sharing how you solved it?

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:32 PM

Maybe he Reformatted his computer. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:37 AM

i googled and researched a few things and this is what i did...


" Open a cmd prompt. Start > Run... [type in] cmd > Ok
At the prompt, enter the following commands:

attrib -h -r -s C:\Autorun.inf

del C:\Autorun.inf

attrib -h -r -s D:\Autorun.inf

del D:\Autorun.inf


etc.


(do this for every drive letter (C: D: E: etc) and do NOT open any drives with
Explorer until you're completed) "



i didnt think it worked b/c it would say file not found or give me some error on the cmd prompt but after i shut down the computer and turned it back on i realized it did work! they just dont tell you to restart lol. hopes this helps all with the same issue as me =]

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:47 AM

I always make it a practise to re-boot (re-Start) any time I download/install a new application or make any changes such as you did above. This saves your new settings and makes them permanent on your operating system.

Just a small point.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for posting your solution, it will probably save others a bit of frustration. Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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