How do i delete an autorun.inf that says its

October 15, 2009 at 02:21:11
Specs: Windows XP
how do i delete an autorun.inf from flash drive...and no i dont have any AV software

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#1
October 15, 2009 at 06:17:20
hi

Select Start --> Run
CMD and press enter
You will have black command window

change the drive to you flash drive ie f: or g: etc

attrib -r -h -s *.*
del autorun.inf
and then create manually the folder with this name
so next time you wont have autorun.inf file instead it has
already the same name folder...
then
exit press enter

Thanks
Jitendra Deria, Microlystic, Ahmedabad, India
info@microlystic.com


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#2
October 15, 2009 at 10:25:34
i tried that it says its being used thats the problem!!!
if this was a matter of a simple delete i would not be here

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#3
October 15, 2009 at 10:30:56
also i cant use my task manager the autorun.inf has disabled it

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#4
October 15, 2009 at 10:48:28
Does task manager work if started following a fresh boot and the flash drive has not been connected yet?

The autorun.inf file could be from a virus infection. I have seen similar problems in the service shop before.

If the system works without the flash drive, before connecting it install an AV program and try Malwarebytes to check the system. Any file that can not be deleted sounds suspicious.

Richard


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#5
October 15, 2009 at 10:51:43
format the usb stick and be done with it

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#6
October 15, 2009 at 11:08:05
reddot0501,
Give Autorun Eater 2.4 a try. It's Free at the link below.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...

Tufenuf


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#7
October 16, 2009 at 00:38:40
Hello

One of the best way is to
open the taskmanager
go to process...
select explorer.exe
end task [ this will clear your desktop for time being]
now from taskmanager select file NEW TASK
CMD
you will will get black window

type cd\
c:\>rd autorun.inf
c:\>rd recycler /s

select the drive in which you are facing the problem

now exit from c prompt
again selec new task from taskmanager
and type explorer.exe

YOU ARE BACK to your desktop icons and all the opened
file which you were not able to delete can be deleted

In short when explorer is present in memory you cannot
delete the files which are being used by OS

Enjoy
Thanks
Jitendra Deria
Microlystic, Ahmedabad, India
info@microlystic.com


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#8
October 16, 2009 at 00:42:29
enable the task manager

start
run

paste this

REG add
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

option 2

Using Group Policy Editor - for Windows XP Professional
Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
Navigate to this branch:
User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System /
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options / Remove Task Manager


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#9
October 16, 2009 at 01:02:59
Autorun Eater 2.4
OMG!! thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :) :) :)

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#10
October 16, 2009 at 07:42:53
reddot0501, Glad to see that Autorun Eater 2.4 corrected the problem and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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