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Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
« on: June 27, 2007, 09:29:23 PM »
It's been like this for a while, I really don't know why, never did anything to make it like this, I have an image I took using Print Screen.

Everything works ok. But I want it back to normal, with the normal icon, obviously something is wrong.


The picture below is pretty big. Just in case you have a really old computer.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/6960/localdiskerrorks9.jpg


i'll likely reply tommorow, im pretty tired

Thanks.

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 11:18:37 PM »
    Gnomestone ...... You didnt mention it but it looks like your operating system may be XP ....... if it is and your system is virus and trojan free, you could use the system restore feature to get things back to normal. You would have to set it back to when you know it was displaying correctly.


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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 02:06:04 AM »
    The usual explanation for this drive icon change is that an autorun.inf file has found its way into the root folder of the drive in question. Therefore look for such a file and delete it, in safe mode if necessary.

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 09:01:25 AM »
    Thank you both for your replies.

    I found a few autoruns, do i delete all of them? None of them are labeled unknown.

    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4708/autorunmk8.jpg

    There's the pic, 3 Autoruns under Intel.

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 10:22:08 AM »
    Autorun.inf files should only -- ever -- be found on a CD-ROM. You should not have ***any*** autorun files in your C:\ root folder, they usually get there because of installing some appplication wrongly, or more worryingly, because of a virus.

    You should definitely delete these autorun.inf files. If they come back, this is a sign you have a virus. You should then take the normal steps to deal with this.


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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 03:00:46 PM »
    All of them? Im worried. Should i even delete the one that looks like a green machine Icon. I don't want deleting these to cause a problem. They are Intel files which basically runs my computer, can someone confirm all 3 are ok to delete? Two of them are the same icon, one is green, check the picture

    ThAnks

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 03:12:58 PM »
    I deleted the 2 READ-ME ones, that didn't work, but i didn't delete the one that looks REALLY important, the one that looks like a green machine, check the picture and tell me if I should do it thanks.

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 03:38:36 PM »
    As I have already said, autorun.inf files only belong on CD-ROMs, no matter how "important" the icon looks!

    If you are scared, just rename it to Xautorun.inf rather than deleting it.


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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 03:41:25 PM »
    That folder is not the C:\ folder. It is the C:\Intel10.3 folder. Have you looked in your C:\ folder?


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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007, 07:25:41 PM »
    That folder is not the C:\ folder. It is the C:\Intel10.3 folder. Have you looked in your C:\ folder?



    nothing is in my C:/ folder that is as explained, only the intel one, is there no way to fix my problem? want me to take a screenshot of my C:/ folder?

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #10 on: June 30, 2007, 06:01:27 AM »
    Yes.
       
     
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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #11 on: June 30, 2007, 06:17:32 AM »
    have you now removed all the autorun.inf files?#

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #12 on: June 30, 2007, 11:10:49 AM »
    Thanks for staying with me everyone. Here's the pic of my C:/ folder


    http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9615/cfoldersd2.jpg

    The only 2 autorun files i deleted were the READ-ME type ones, text ones, nothing autorun is in the C:/ folder so i didnt delete the green icon one

    thx

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #13 on: June 30, 2007, 11:16:53 AM »
    When you took that screen shot, did you have "show hidden files and folders" enabled?

    Also, an autorun.inf file on a hard drive will do absolutely nothing useful whatsoever, no matter how impressive and important looking its icon may be. No matter what color its icon is. It should be deleted. If it is read-only it was probably copied over from the CD-ROM where it belonged.

    You could try this

    download tweakui from microsoft's xp website at the following
    location and install it.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    this should add a powertoys option to your start menu.  in that sub
    menu launch tweakui.  the last option in the tree on the left is
    repair.  click it and the click the rebuild icons button on the dialog
    to the right.

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    Re: Local Disk appearing as unknown (LINK TO PICTURE INSIDE)
    « Reply #14 on: June 30, 2007, 11:26:58 AM »
    When you took that screen shot, did you have "show hidden files and folders" enabled?

    Also, an autorun.inf file on a hard drive will do absolutely nothing useful whatsoever, no matter how impressive and important looking its icon may be. No matter what color its icon is. It should be deleted. If it is read-only it was probably copied over from the CD-ROM where it belonged.

    You could try this

    download tweakui from microsoft's xp website at the following
    location and install it.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    this should add a powertoys option to your start menu.  in that sub
    menu launch tweakui.  the last option in the tree on the left is
    repair.  click it and the click the rebuild icons button on the dialog
    to the right.

    I tried that, and sadly it didnt affect my Local Disk. I looked under the tab and it said it repaired My Music, Font, Video, and Picture folders. I still did try twice. But thanks contrex for the continued help. I am open to anything please feel free to keep giving me ideas. Thank you. I'll be checking a few times each day. Thanks again!