I recently went through a bout with the javaws.exe virus and, with the help of people on this forum, I was able to cleanse my computer and get it back to running the way it was running before the virus was noticed -- with the exception of one thing: my external hard drive.
The hard drive was pulled from an old laptop and put into a RocketFfsh 2.5" USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Kit (Model Number RF-PHD25) and I have been using it for a number of years as a storage spot to keep all of my mp3s from all of my CDs and digital downloads, etc.
It was working fine three days ago when I noticed the virus, and I know that it was fine because I was actually in the process of trying to delete an incomplete album from the files when I suddenly got an error message that was something to the effect of "you don't have permission to modify this file" or something like that.
I found it really strange so I ran a quick test to see if the main drive "C:" was able to access the external hard drive "E:" -- I opened up my iTunes library and tried to play a few songs. They worked.
I tried to delete the files a couple more times before the drive stopped allowing me access altogether and that's when I noticed the virus thing and got off onto the adventure that lasted all weekend -- cleaning the computer of the javaws.exe virus.
OK, so now we're up to date and the problem is still there. Everything else on my computer seems fine, all of my malware scanners aren't picking anything up, but I still can't access the external hard drive!
Here's the error message I receive when I try to open the drive: "Location is not available", "E:\ is not accessible.", "Access is denied."
Another odd thing is that when I would click on "computer" from the start menu I would be able to see both my C: drive and my E: drive and how much space was left on each -- but now the E: drive icon no longer tells me that -- it just says NTFS where the little bar used to be that said how much space I had left on the drive.
If anyone can provide any assistance I would greatly appreciate it.