Delete corrupt folder

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vengeance

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I want to delete a particular folder but somehow the folder maybe corrupted, as when I try to delete the file, an error dialogbox comes (see the screenshot). Please anyone help me on deleting this.
 

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Have you tried going into the folder and deleting a single item inside it?

This could narrow down the problem a little.
 

vengeance

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Thanx but still doesn't work, the chkdsk doesn't fix it and the software you pointed me out only selects file not folder, i need to delete an empty folder.
 
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MoveOnBoot has a folder option. It deletes folders, too.

An alternative is to boot into the Recovery Console.
Execute the following commands:
Set AllowWildCards = TRUE
Set AllowAllPaths = TRUE

Then, use the RD command to remove the directory.
 

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Can you please guide me step by step? What is the recovery console and how do I get to it and type those commands?
 
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You need to boot from the XP CD. Choose "R" on the first screen.

Then, you will need to choose what Windows installation you want to log on to, and then the Admin password (sometimes blank). This will get you a prompt.
 
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