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ComboFix Help

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#1 Gammers


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 02:09 PM


I sure hope someone can help. About a week or so ago I posted elsewhere -- I'm still without help on this and can sure appreciate it.

I installed and used ComboFix, I then uninstalled it after use. I found the cmdcons folder on my C drive. I wanted to remove it and followed Microsoft's instructions to do so. It would not delete despite those instructions.

I have a dual boot (WinXP on C drive and G drive). I went into Win XP on the G drive, I could not delete the cmdcons on the C drive. I tried to format the C drive, I could not do that. I eventually had to resort to deleting the C partition in order to get rid of the cmdcons directory.

I suspect that some type of "permissions" has been put on that cmdcons folder (perhaps by ComboFix) that I do not know how to change. i.e. I tried to make sure that Administrator was the owner, I could not get control over removing the cmdcons folder. Nothing I did worked -- and I am not brilliant with permissions/ownership, so I didn't want to experiment.

Bottomline... I would like to be able to use ComboFix again in the future, but I really don't want to have to delete a partition and go through all of the headaches to redo the system just because I can't delete a directory I don't want on my machine. I did eventually wipe my system: deleted all partitions, created a singular drive, installed a singular WinXP, ran combofix, deleted it per instructions, and again tried to delete the cmdcons folder and again I could not do so following MS's instructions -- so this doesn't appear to be the dual boot causing the problem. I also used fixmbr to deal with the mbr just in case -- still could NOT remove combofix's install of the cmdcons folder.

I'm wondering if someone will use combofix, delete it, then attempt to try to remove the cmdcons folder and see if they get anywhere in doing so. Surely there is a fix to this.

Thanks -- I really could use someone's help to figure out this mystery of why that folder cannot be removed after it is installed by ComboFix.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:04 AM


I posted the solution here.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:00 AM

I posted also in your other topic, but once again for all those reading this topic

I would like to be able to use ComboFix again in the future,

Please note: ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.

Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

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