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Bad file deletion problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jeffyd123, Aug 6, 2004.

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  1. jeffyd123

    jeffyd123 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    My customer is trying to delete a game mod file that
    he named "bad week no. 2" from a directory in program files. everytime we try to delete it we get a "disk is full" error... Its like the PC is trying to delete from a CD-ROM. The file has no postfix name (I.E. ".ini"), it just shows up as a "file" designation. It also will not open in notepad.

    He has XP home and we have been able to delete other files in the directory. We also tried DOS method (with explorer.exe terminated) with no luck. The PC has not been updated from SP1 and has not been used at all on the internet so there are no virus issues.

    Im wondering if the name has created some sort of a file-locking behaivior or if the RAID striping hardware is failing.

    Thanks a lot guys.

    Jeff Del Vecchio
    http://predatorgamingpc.com
     
  2. Elvandil

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    The Recovery Console would be the best bet, but these may help. Be sure to run a chkdsk to be sure the file is not damaged or misrepresented in the volume bitmap.

    MoveOnBoot:

    http://www.webattack.com/get/moveonboot.shtml

    Dr.Delete:

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rem...sware~mode=flat

    Inuse.exe:

    http://download.microsoft.com/downl...EN-US/inuse.exe

    Movefile (in the same folder as the program "pendmoves" that reveals processes to be completed on reboot, like the installation of Windows Updates):

    http://www.sysinternals.com/files/pendmoves.zip

    BusyDelete:

    http://www.csc.calpoly.edu/~bfriesen/software/files/bdel32.zip

    And the "Remove on reboot" shell extension:

    http://www.bjb-inc.com/removeonreboot/setup.exe
     
  3. jeffyd123

    jeffyd123 Thread Starter

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  4. jeffyd123

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    Hi Evandil,

    I tried a couple of the utilities and his computer and they didnt work. Does it sound like the one of the drives in the RAID set are going bad?

    Thanks so much for your help.'

    Jeff DelVecchio
    http://predatorgamingpc.com
     
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