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Solved: Right click on C drive runs an install program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ftjoe, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. ftjoe

    ftjoe Thread Starter

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    Recently cleaned up a friend's very infected machine. The jury is still out as to how much damage was done (specifically to the registry), but something weird is going on. When I right click the C drive in My Computer, the EZ CD Creator 5 install program starts executing. I didn't see a autorun.inf file or on the drive which is the only thing I can think of. Any ideas?

    Figured I'd add some more info. I've installed a second drive to take backups to. Backup of 12G of data to the drive while the OS was up took 1.5 hours, took much less from an emergency disk, weird. XP SP2 256K memory. I'm also getting a windowformsparkingwindow popup on a shutdown. Reasonably sure this is due to HP stuff on the machine. Java is busted up but I wanted to start getting the backups going before uninstalling that and reinstalling.
     
  2. Dan O

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  3. ftjoe

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    Will give it a shot, I always forget about the restore defaults option, thanx.
     
  4. Dan O

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    You're welcome.

    You should always try the simplest fix first.
     
  5. ftjoe

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    Okay - I had him open up the Cdrive, tools, folder options and restore defaults, apply and ok. Still runs the roxio installer when the right mouse button is pressed.
     
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  7. Tufenuf

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    ftjoe, You could also try the "Drive Association Fix (Restores default settings for hard drives)" fix at the link below. Instructions are on the page.

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

    Tufenuf
     
  8. natcom

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    if Roxio is not install on that machine just go into the registry and cleanup anything Roxio related if it is install uninstall from add and remove programs
     
  9. ftjoe

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    Windows Installer Cleanup seemed to do the trick, thanx.
     
  10. devil_himself

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    Glad We Could Help

    You can use the "Thread Tools" at the top to Mark the Thread as "Solved"
     
  11. Dan O

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    Thanks for letting us know you corrected the problem and I marked you thread solved.
     
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