1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

My Computer isn't mine anymore

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by plzen, Feb 5, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. plzen

    plzen Guest Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2005
    Recently I have been unable to access my 'My Computer' folder. Either the folder opens and when I click on a file it goes into 'not responding' mode OR the page opens with no drives listed. Any ideas anybody?
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi plzen

    To rule out viruses, run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites
    Allow them to clean/delete any spyware/malware or viruses/trojans they may find.
    Make a note of any files flagged that were unable to be cleaned or deleted.

    Download or verify you have the most recent versions of:
    Ad-Aware SE 1.05
    Spybot-S&D (ver. 1.3) and

    Install Ad-Aware SE and Spybot-S&D and check each of them in turn for updates.

    For Ad-Aware SE click on Full System Scan and deselect Search for negligible risk entries.
    Let Ad-Aware SE remove what it finds.
    Run Spybot-S&D and have it fix what it finds marked in Red.

    After running your online virus scans and running Ad-Aware SE and Spybot S&D,
    close all programs and reboot to complete the removal process.

    Let us know what you find and if the problem still persists.
  3. essjay


    Jan 8, 2005
    You may also want to try chekcing the disk for any errors and verifying there aren't any problems with your Windows isntallation (try rolling back to an earlier date if you have XP or installing-over if you have an earlier version)

    Do the anti-virus, anti-malware/spyware/adware first, then the disk check (scandisk, defragmentation etc) and then try the Windows options in that order.
  4. cheese


    Jun 22, 2003
    At first i thoguht this a thread about what happend to me before.... I was looking at my computer info and under owner it said "Not you anymore". I was scarred for life :eek:
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/327168

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice