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Drive names within Explorer completely changed, crashes the moment you double click any file.

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#1 Corran


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Posted 23 September 2010 - 05:25 PM

This is so weird, see the screenshot.

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This happened after booting up my pc today (running XP Pro SP3).

I had a malware infection days ago and removed it almost completely (apart from random tabs popping up in Firefox).

Last night I ran O&O Defrag and it finished without any problems or errors.

I shut down the pc and then this morning I hung at startup.

Safe mode hung at mup.sys and after some Googling I managed to 'fix' it by copying over the original registry (as detailed here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;en-us;Q307545).

Obviously that got me back to how Windows was just after the original install in 2007.

So I restored the backup of the registry I made just days ago.

This fixed everything but gave me this really weird thing in Explorer.

Even though the names are wrong I can still click the C: drive and see all my files and folders.

I can enter any folder but the moment I double click a file it will open the file in the associated program and crash explorer at the same time.

I hope someone has a solution for this!

Edited by hamluis, 23 September 2010 - 05:34 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.

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#2 Corran

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:33 PM

The issue has been resolved.

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