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'Analyze this' doesn't produce a results web page.


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#1 danjkf

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:51 PM

Hi - experienced programmer; have a relatively new Windows 7 machine.

I've had Norton Internet Security 2010 on the machine from the start however I still suspect there might be a problem. There's a very anomalous subdirectory that I can't delete from either my normal login or even the administrator login:

C:\downloads>dir vlc
Volume in drive C is Local Disk
Volume Serial Number is C8CF-820B

Directory of C:\downloads

05/15/2010 10:59 AM <DIR> vlc
0 File(s) 0 bytes
1 Dir(s) 162,743,345,152 bytes free

C:\downloads>ls -l vlc
-rw-r----- 1 ???????? ???????? 0 2006-11-30 16:00 vlc

C:\downloads>rmdir vlc
Disallow the Fast IO path for this operation.

C:\downloads>


I do find that I can delete vlc from Safe Mode however when I reboot into normal Windows, vlc is there again and I can't delete it.

Downloaded and installed Hijackthis. Ran Scan and it gives me a set of results.

Click 'Analyze this' which goes off and thinks about it. Analyze this then returns but it hasn't popped up a web page of results. Firefox is my default browser.

Any ideas as to what gives?

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

Hi danjkf :huh: to BC :huh:

Do you have VLC (video Lan) installed on the computer?

Edited by computerxpds, 15 May 2010 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:59 PM

yes.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:09 PM

well that is where that file comes from. I would presume.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:31 PM

Yes that's true. But the file is not a well-formed directory (shows up with contradictory information in various places) and so I want to delete it - but can't. That's the problem.

This is not a directory that a vlc installer created. The only thing I can guess is that I inadvertently created it, but now I want to get rid of it. And can't

C:\downloads>rmdir vlc
Disallow the Fast IO path for this operation.

C:\downloads>


I've never seen this "Fast IO path" error before. I assume it's a windows 7 thing but I can't even find a whole lot for it with multiple google searches.

Edited by danjkf, 15 May 2010 - 06:35 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2010 - 03:13 PM

Google does seem to have a bit on it ... read through some of the links and see if you can 'un-do' what you did
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp...a804df6b427d280

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