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#1 van1934


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 10:54 AM

I have a real frustrating problem I cannot fix. I am using Windows XP Sp2. I downloaded a free beta version of MYSQL
vs 5.2.x.x. When I tried to install this program, my computer would not let me install it, so I just decided to delete it by
right clicking on the program and selecting delete - my problem is - some of the program was removed and some
remains and I cannot find anything (uninstallers) to remove them. Since this program never installed it was not listed
in the Add/Remove section of Windows nor anywhere else except c:\program files\Mysql. When I try to delete these
left over parts of the program, I receive the following message:
"Error Deleting File or Folder. Canot delete columns_priv.frm: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or
write-protected and that the file is not currently in use." (I have never heard of columns_priv.frm).
I tried booting in Safe Mode and deleting and using System Restore but neither of these made any differnce. There
must be some way of removing these left over pieces short of a refomat. Here is the full path for MYSQL: c:\program files\Mysql\Mysql server 5.1\Data\Mysql. Each of these are folders in sequence and I cannot delete any of them. Any
help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Van

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#2 jhsmurray


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:14 AM

Assuming you are logged in as an admin and it still didnt work:
You could try booting into command prompt mode, and fixing it using the command line. I'm not sure why it would be locked for use, but to be safe you could rename the MySQL directory to something like MySQL_REN, then reboot into normal mode and see if anything breaks. If you're satisfied that things run as they should, delete the folder in normal mode (if possible - failing that, reboot into command line mode and delete the directory that way).

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:12 AM

You could try deleting these troublesome files using MoveOnBoot.
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