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HD filesize corrupt

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by osmanagain, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. osmanagain

    osmanagain Thread Starter

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    Hi I seem to be having some problems with my HD at the moment. One of the files on my HD is listed as having a size of 450gb when my HD is only 80 gb. This is causing problems as whenever I use scandisk the scan freezes halfway through.
    Can anyone help me to delete this file as windows is unable to delete it.
    Is there any software I can use to solve this problem?
    Thanks
     
  2. qldit

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    Good Morning osmanagain,
    What are your system and operating specs, and describe the file in question.
    qldit.
     
  3. osmanagain

    osmanagain Thread Starter

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    the operating system is windows 2000 with all the service packs.
    the file in question is located in a temp folder and seems to be from a computer game I was playing which crashed.
    cheers
     
  4. win2kpro

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    Have you tried to delete it in safe mode? If it's a game is lit listed in add/remove programs?
     
  5. qldit

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    Good Evening W2K, this certainly is an odd one isn't it!
    I haven't seen this kind of thing before, obviously erroneous.

    I wonder it the hard drive has a surface problem?

    You might try W2K's idea osmanagain but I can't imagine why it is causing scandisk to hang.

    It may be worth obtaining this HDDRegenerator program on a trial basis from..
    http://www.dposoft.net/
    Place the file on your desktop in a directory and make a bootable CD or floppy with it.
    You may need to use another machine to do this.

    You can boot on that disk and then run the scanner, if there is any disk surface abnormality it will surely find it.
    It will not affect data already on the drive or alter the drive arrangement.
    It will repair one bad spot. (it might be rerun for a second!)

    qldit.
     
  6. osmanagain

    osmanagain Thread Starter

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    Have tried the HD scanner now and the scan has showed no bad sectors so I think this problem has to be a file system type of problem.
    Would appreciate any other ideas.
    Thanks
     
  7. qldit

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    Good Morning osmanagain, yes something very odd is happening.
    Try hitting F8 during boot, then navigate to the safe-mode and boot to that.

    Run scandisk there. It shouldn't be affected by odd background programs.

    qldit.
     
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