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no access to local drive ?

ja-notes asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi ,
We have a windows 2003 file  server ,there are 5 local computers who share a file system via a shared drive z:\    they can see the drive with not problems.
admin on the server see the drive accessing via \\server\z no problems , but doubble click the disk in my computer on the server and all you see is a DOS box pop up , We checked for virus with norton cop & spybot & Kaspersky (via client computer) admin has full access via network ,but not localy ?

Any idears ?

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-Can you access the drive on the server using the Explorer's Folders treeview?
-Can you access the drive from the command prompt?
-Check for a file named autorun.inf in the root of the drive. If there is one delete it. Autorun.inf contains command to run when a drive is opened locally by double-clicking and normally it is not used with hard drives.


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>>   Check for a file named autorun.inf in the root of the drive
runing a file hiden called  
open=twthpi.exe .  Now deleted ....
Any idea what this was Iam running a virus scan but ,already done that and found nothing.

I don't any simple answer to where the file came from or what it does. Have you checked the workstations for viruses?


Next on my list .

Thank you for coming back to me so quick .

Ja .
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