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More Undeletable File Madness...


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#1 Oh noez... SUPER CRASH!

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:25 PM

Aaw, crap. I've been puttin' this off for a while. I've had this little problem with a FOLDER. It takes up a fourth or more of my second hd. It all happened when my motherboard melted... (oops) and when it was fixed all of my files were not on my hd, but on my desktop in a folder called "stuff"... And now they're stuck there. I've tried so much.
Let me rephrase that. All of the files that i had were left in the Documents and Settings folder in the folder with my old username, and not on my HD, because they were on my desktop. Sounds about right now.

deleting failed.
Programs (Steganos Internet Anonym 2006's destroy function and even Unlocker) failed.
deleting failed again.
and again.
renaming and then deleting failed.
etc.

When i try to defrag, the computer says that five particular files can't be moved. They're all huge with alot of fragments. My games are running slow and the computer is screwing up alot. I need major help. (maybe i'll just clear the HD... but i dont wanna have to do that...)
Any advice will be greatly appriciated (did i spell that right??), and i REALLY need help...
And now I'm starting to think its a better idea to throw my computer out the window and run it over with a truck.
Ok, and now i've tried the CMD prompt thing but when i type in the directory (D:\Documents and Settings\Cody), it says "Invalid Switch: "Documents""

Edited by Oh noez... SUPER CRASH!, 30 May 2006 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:20 PM

Believe it or not, your desktop is actually a file on your hard drive.

Do you know when this problem happened?

If you do, you might try Windows System Restore and choose a date that precedes the problem.

start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore

I wouldn't just delete the file though, because if it contained just data such as documents it wouldn't cause the other problems on your computer that you described. There are probably system files in it too.

#3 Oh noez... SUPER CRASH!

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:30 PM

Yeah, youre prolly right. One problem. My computer died last year. Any way of unlocking it??? The other thing is, the required system files are no longer needed on that drive. I now have 2 Hard Drives, and they both have system files. The thing I'm trying to delete is just a load of junk. I hope. Ah, well, i'll stop planning the obliteration of the EVIL drive (of doom) for now, and hopefully we can find a way to unlock the stupid thing...
And another thing, the drive with the problem was the only drive up to the point that it died and started this crap. I... don't believe I have any restore points from last December on here anyhoo (not that i could, right?)

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:52 PM

you can format the second drive from within windows to gain new space, everything on the second drive will be gone once you format it tho

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 09:01 PM

There's also this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that might be helpful:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
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Posted 31 May 2006 - 12:05 PM

Thanks everyone!! Its all over with. That Article did the trick. thank god... Yet again, Thanks!!!

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 03:34 PM

You're welcome, Oh noez... SUPER CRASH!.
Glad to be of help.
Thanks for posting back, and letting us know what fixed the problem. :thumbsup:
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