"Cannot remove folder DG81: The directory is not empty"
when I try to empty the trash with an Ext HD connected.
It reports that there are 46 items in trash but I only see 1 file
Running Windows XP Home SP3
Its a 250 GB HD
File System: Fat 32
Used space: 209,849,286,656 bytes 195GB
Free space: 40,146,337,792 bytes 37.3 GB
Capacity: 249, 995,624,448 bytes 232 GB
Properties of Ext HD
ST325082 OA USB Device
Device type: Disk Drives
Manufacturer: Standard disk drive
Location: Location 0
Optimize for quick removal
Partition style: Master Boot record
unallocated space: 0
reserved space: 0
Driver provided: Microsoft
Driver Date: 01/07/2001
Driver Version: 5.1.2535.0
Digital Signature: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher
If I check either Error-checking or defragmentation it appears to just hang. No indication of any movement in the green bar or sounds from the external HD after about a half hour of waiting. Am I being impatient?
Is there any way to automatically run dskchk on the external HD at startup?
Any help or guidance in rectifying this would be appreciated.
Edited by publicsectorslave, 03 July 2009 - 07:29 AM.