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Can't Delete Corrupt File?


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#1 infidel

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 05:54 PM

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I have isolated a single corrupt file on my firewire drive. When I try to delete it, I get a message saying that the file can't be moved or deleted because it is corrupt, and to run Scandisk. When I run Scandisk, it freezes during stage 1 or 2 of the scan (see previous posting, "Scandisk Freezes")

How can I get this file off of the drive?

Running Windows XP Home v. 5.1.2600 (just updated), ASUS motherboard, Athlon XP 1800+ at 1536 MHz, 512 megs

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 05:59 PM

Boot into safe mode and then try deleting the file

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 06:29 PM

Booting in safe mode has nothing to do witha firewire drive

Try using Killbox

Run it, paste or write the path to file

check delete on reboot, then click ok and reboot.

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 07:22 PM

Thanks, I tried Killbox but to no avail. The file still seems to be living on the drive. After trying the "Delete File on Reboot" mode, I also tried the "Standard File Kill" mode and got a message saying "This file doesn't seem to exist."

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 07:39 PM

What is the make/model of your Firewire drive?
What is the name of the file that you are trying to delete?

Edited by Joshuacat, 26 June 2005 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 09:33 PM

The drive is a Seagate 300 Gig firewire drive (external).

The file is a .gig file used in Gigastudio, basically a wav file.

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 09:40 PM

Couldn't you try booting from a Windows LiveCD or Linux LiveCD and remove the file?

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 09:48 PM

Can you move(not copy) the file to your c:\ ?
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Posted 26 June 2005 - 10:03 PM

You should also try the drive diagnostics that are provided for your drive.
I believe I found a diagnostic that will work for your drive. If you post the exact model it may help, but I kinda doubt it from the info that is on the website.

Anyways, here's the link:
Diagnostic tool

I believe the online one will work for you.

Edited by Joshuacat, 26 June 2005 - 10:03 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:38 AM

Thanks, but the Seagate Sea Tools software works from a bootable floppy and when I run it the firewire drive doesn't show up. I guess they don't have the drivers included. This is just a diagnostic software anyway, I really need something to fix the problem. Scandisk should work, but keeps freezing when scanning this drive.

In answer to your other question, I can't move the corrupted file to another drive or to the recycle bin.

One other thing...I know this is a bonehead question but my main rig is a Mac...how do I tell which service pack I have in XP?
Thanks,
Infidel

Edited by infidel, 27 June 2005 - 01:18 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2005 - 02:05 AM

control panel>>double click system

It will say system:
Microsoft Windows Xp
Home edition
Version 2002
(Current service pack is listed here)

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 02:26 AM

Thanks, I did that but it doesn't list any service pack at all. Is it possible I don't even have a serviec pack? I just assumed it all came togeher in the update from the Windows website. According to the Seagate website, service pack one or highter is necessary to operate a large drive. If I don't have that, perhaps this is the reason that Scandisk hangs up on the 300 gig firewire drive.

(This computer was custom built to run a specific music software, so it's pretty stripped down. Unfortunately, the company that built it dissolved, and I have no way to get tech support from them).

Thanks,
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 06:12 AM

Seagate Sea Tools software works from a bootable floppy and when I run it the firewire drive doesn't show up.


According to the website, the online one will run from your web browser.

A browser based application that will check ATA, SATA, USB (Generic Drive Tests only), and SCSI hard drives without having to turn off the system

Features: Fast, easy, thorough and completely data safe. No long downloads and works with Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98, 95.

Access: Runs via your
browser (IE and Netscape). Runs in Window

Compatible with NTFS,
FAT32 and FAT16 partitions for Windows XP/2000/NT/Me/98/95.

Downloads only the modules you need.


Run all the tests. It's worth a try.

According to the Seagate website, service pack one or highter is necessary to operate a large drive. If I don't have that, perhaps this is the reason that Scandisk hangs up on the 300 gig firewire drive.


Are you using highspeed or dial-up access...anyways, you should go the Windows Update site and if there are new updates to install, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

If you using highspeed it will not take as much time...

http://www.windowsupdate.com
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:12 PM

Already tried the online scan at Seagate, it quits before finishing. As to the updates, I downloaded the latest at Windows Update website, didn't help.

Thanks,
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:53 PM

Can you format the drive? Is it under warranty?
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