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TOYOTA hidden file, external USB HD not recognized

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#1 sickstrings


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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:07 AM

Hello BC staff!

I am having a problem with my external HD drive that started after I plugged it in my dad's desktop PC (Win XP). As usual, I view hidden and system files to check for unknown files and I see the usual autorun.inf and a strange TOTOYA file with the recycle bin logo. I used unlocker to delete them after I finished copying some files to my HD so I can transfer them to my laptop. When I plug my disk in my laptop's USB port (Win 7), I get the "USB device cannot be recognized" notification.

I plugged it back to the Win XP desktop and I can access the HD again but the autorun and TOYOTA files are back. I delete them again and this time, I make a folder named autorun.inf thinking that it'll prevent the autorun file from being created by whatever makes it.

I plug my HD back to my Win 7 laptop but it still isn't recognized.

I already ran Malwarebytes Full Scan for C:\ but the problem isn't fixed.
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