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I have a prob with System Volume Information folders. I understand the Sys. Vol. Info. folder in the root directory is supposed to be there, but after installing Microsoft's Baseline Security Analyzer a new Sys. Vol. Info. (SVI) folder appeared under C:\ and on my external hard drive J:\.

SVI folders details--
root directory SVI folder:
Size: 49.6MB
Size on disk: 22.8MB
Contents: 44 files, 5 folders

C:\SVI folder--
Same details as root directory SVI folder

J:\SVI folder--
Size: 0 bytes
Size on disk: 0 bytes
Contents: 0 files, 0 folders

I've read VERY many of your posts concerning "Access is denied" probs and tried all the suggestions to delete the 2 "extra" SVI folders. So far, I've tried Killbox, MoveOnBoot, HJT (delete a file on reboot), and followed Microsoft's Article 308421 (How To Take Ownership Of A File Or Folder In Windows XP) in Safe Mode with no success whatsoever.

In Killbox nothing happens. In MoveOnBoot nothing happens. In HJT when I choose the J:\SVI folder, this message appears: J:\System Volume Information is not accessible. Access is denied.

I can delete the 2 offending SVI folders in Safe Mode using Microsoft's article, but upon rebooting into normal Windows, the 2 folders magically reappear as if I hadn't done a thing.

I realize that I can hide these folders by checking that item in Tools>Folder Options>View, but I want to be able to see those particular folders/files. This is how I noticed this prob to begin with. I'd like these 2 SVI folders GONE because I don't believe they were there before.

I'm hoping that someone can help me solve this irritation because it's about to drive me to drink (more than I already do). If anyone has any suggestions, please don't go guru on me because I know just enough about pc's to be dangerous. Thanks in advance for ANY new help.

Windows XP Home w/Media Center, SP2
HP Pavilion a1412n
Intel 2.8 GHz Pentium D w/Viiv technology
512MB RAM
C:\ drive--
Samsung SP2004C, 177GB, NTFS file system
J:\ drive--
Maxtor 6L200R0 USB external enclosed, AC power, 189GB, NTFS file system
DSL internet connection
all Microsoft updates current
AVG Anti-virus, AVG Anti-spyware, SpywareBlaster, Spybot S&D, Adaware, Windows
Defender, A-squared Free, CCleaner, MS Baseline Security Analyzer has been uninstalled
(all are current versions)
 
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