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Can't access storage drive when double-clicked in My Computer

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#1 noebro


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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:16 AM

I contracted a virus in my Memorex Traveldrive storage device at the school where I teach. I discovered it when I plugged it into my home laptop and my Avast! AV program recommended I move it to the file chest. The virus file was named "svchost.EXE" and the type of virus is "Win32: Trojan-gen {other}" and it is not present in my computer nor my storage drive now. But when I try to access the storage drive by double clicking it in My Computer, the message that pops up reads "E:\ Access is denied." However, I am still able to access the contents of my drive because it opens up through autorun when it is plugged in, but unless I minimize the contents, I have to keep plugging and unplugging the storage device everytime I want to access a file on it, as there are many. Questions:

1. Is the file (that is responsible for opening the drive when plugged into my laptop) corrupted in my C drive (when I double-click in My Computer), or in the storage file itself (the file that was supposedly affected according to Avast! was "E:\ sys")?

2. Can this file be repaired or replaced somehow?

Thank you for your help!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:00 PM

For reference: How To Fix Access Denied Errors - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/

There are various instances of this reported, but I see no pattern.



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