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C drive located inside folder INSIDE C drive - can't delete

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bert1, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. bert1

    bert1 Thread Starter

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    os: vista
    very strange problem.

    i have a folder on my desktop that used to be called "c++ programs" and has since been renamed to "goaway" (since it won't)

    inside this folder which is located at C:\Users\bert\Desktop\goaway is a folder called C:

    when i click it it brings me back to just C:\ - it acts like a shortcut - but it isn't! its my actual C drive. when i try to delete "goaway" it starts to send terabytes of data to my recycle bin. i CANNOT delete this folder! when i try, it will delete all that stuff and wipe most of the stuff from my C drive (which is.. uh.. important).

    i went to cmd and cd'd to ~/goaway, and pressed Dir thinking its some sort of weird linking problem. heres a ss of the results:

    http://i25.tinypic.com/2mcg1t1.jpg

    (don't know why the image is all weird, thats just what tinypic did)

    can anyone help me delete this forsaken folder? please help!
     
  2. Fray

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    I assume you've already tried a chkdsk and renaming the C: folder?
     
  3. bert1

    bert1 Thread Starter

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    i cannot rename the folder. i change the name and as soon as i click elsewhere to activate the rename, it changes back to C:

    chkdsk on default directory scrolls this error ad infinitum:

    "An Index entry from index $0 of file 45604 is incorrect."
    its only at 53% complete right now
     
  4. Fray

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    Sounds like chkdsk noticed the problem and is trying to correct it. Hopefully that will sort you out.
     
  5. bert1

    bert1 Thread Starter

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    thats the only error it came up with. unfortunately, i have no idea what to make of that and google is not coming to the rescue.

    any ideas?
     
  6. Fray

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    So chkdsk finished and the C: folder is still being weird?
     
  7. bert1

    bert1 Thread Starter

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    yeah, its still being weird.

    it said there were errors found and it had to continue in read-only mode.

    i ran chkdsk /f and it said the volume was being used, and asked if it wanted to do it on the next system reboot - i said yes and restarted... nothing has changed.

    also, my computer has crashed sporadically since i got it with a BSOD with this error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and some more misc info.

    i'm really at a loss as to what to do to solve either of these things. since trying to fix the c:\ thing, my computer has begun to run much slower. firefox takes ~20 seconds to start, and my internet connection is sketchy at best.

    i installed ubuntu and it runs sooo fast and nice, destroys my vista experience, but my ~20 gigs of music are on my vista partition and transferring is a huge pain (especially since i only partitioned like 12 gigs for the ubuntu install)

    chkdsk didn't fix the problem. i don't know what will. i'm desperate. i'll take any help.
     
  8. Fray

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    IRQL stop errors can be caused by a number of things but most often by antisocial drivers or bad / poorly seated ram.

    Have you tried deleting goaway from recovery console or a ntfs boot disk?
     
  9. kenny111111

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    hello bert

    have you tried renaming your C: in disc management?? it may work. then just change it back. (if it works)

    start > right click on computer > manage > continue > disc management (left side) > right click on C: choose change drive letter and paths..

    good luck
     
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