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By brian ·
On this PC, when I double-click on C: in My Computer, I get a messages saying it can't find Setup.exe. The message box also has a browse button to browse to the file. If I right-click, then select open or explore, it acts normally. I have checkedthe mouse settings to verify there wasn't an action problem with the left button. Double-clicking with the left mouse button in every other respect acts normally. Any ideas?

Brian

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by RCOM In reply to Double-clicking on C:

Someone has copied a CD setup disk to the root of the C drive, so that if you try to open it it tries to autostart. The setup file has probably been deleted. The rest of the files need to be deleted as well. Look for "autorun.exe" on the root of thedrive.

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by brian In reply to Double-clicking on C:

Thanks, that fixed it.

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by TG2 In reply to Double-clicking on C:

in respect to Answer #1.... you would need to delete autorun.inf

Autorun.INF is the file that the autoplay feature reads to identify *what* file to run when the drive letter is *double clicked*.

If autorun.INF says to run setup.exe... then youwon't have an autorun.EXE.

If autorun.INF says to run autorun.EXE .... then its autorun EXE that is trying to run setup.exe, and if you only delete autorun.exe... then the INF would complain about Autorun.exe being missing.

Sort of a catch-22 .. but.. in any case.. if you have:

Autorun.exe
Autorun.inf

delete BOTH files.

-T

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