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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by annieskid, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. annieskid

    annieskid Thread Starter

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    D drive is full of read-only files that can't be deleted.
    Norton virus scan on all folders revealed one possible
    problem that I couldn't fix. Computer freezes up offline and on
    several times a day, although temperature appears to
    be normal. It will do nothing when it freezes up unless
    I reboot with the emergency use only button, which can
    damage the hard drive. The power switch appears to
    have some kid of short in it , working fine until it freezes
    up. A drive is messing up,though no viruses have been
    detected there. It won't do anything with any disc I put
    in it. I'm also having problems overriding the registered
    user, having purchased a used computer, so an invalid
    user screen pops up five times whenever I try to go into
    settings. Help!
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Here are a couple of lnks that might help sort out any password or user profile issues:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q156826

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q152104

    The freezing problem may be due to an overabundance of things running in the background. Tell us what Windows version you are running. For Win98 and ME, go to start and run msinfo32

    Click on "software environment" and "startup programs", then click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and paste the copied text in your next reply.

    For the A:\> drive, see if the troubleshooting steps in this link help. If they don't, you just may have a dead drive that needs to be replaced:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q131690

    What are some of the names of the files on the 'D' drive which can't be deleted (full names and extension)? And where are they located? Are they all in the same folder? Any pattern to them? Do you get an error message when trying to delete? What happens if you try to drag and drop them in the Recycle bin?
     
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