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2005/08/01 19:44:26 (permalink)
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Computer Help?

Why cant i delete this file?


http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2584/untitled1ap.jpg

Any help is greatly appreciated guys!
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    nitram100
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/01 20:47:34 (permalink)
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    read only? try deleting it in safe mode? right click on recycle bin and check the box that says "do not put files in recycle bin" then try and delete the file, or try this program http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php you'll need to enter the path to the file and hit delete, works for me usually.
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/01 22:09:28 (permalink)
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    why you would want to delete it is beyond me - thats a classic episode
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/01 22:14:59 (permalink)
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    I think your disk is knackered...
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/01 22:19:01 (permalink)
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    try downloading a system clean up program that has a file removal component.
    'Ace Utilities' is one that springs to mind.
    It has worked for me in the past when I've had files that kept coming up as 'in use' when trying to delete them, so may work for you.
    Saying that, a cyclic redundancy error does make me think busted drive as BigTom says
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/01 22:40:26 (permalink)
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    Witchcraft?


    Sorry, I'll get my coat...
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/01 22:48:57 (permalink)
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    boot into safe mode and delete it from the command prompt
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 01:05:27 (permalink)
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    id run scan disk to check there nothing wrong with the disk. then as above, boot into command promt and delete...
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 08:42:28 (permalink)
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    how do you delete it from the cmd prompt?

    the drive seems to be working fine apart from three files like this, all in the same place. Kill box didn't work just gonna try ace utilities then safe mode........

    I'm using xp sp2
    post edited by Mecpike - 2005/08/02 10:15:14
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 10:22:15 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Spirit Guide

    why you would want to delete it is beyond me - thats a classic episode


    that it is, but if it won;t play its gotta go!
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:18:59 (permalink)
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    you've bad sectors on your disk mate, you'll need to replace it before you loose all your data.

    in the meantime right click on the drive housing the file select properties then tools. check the drive for errors, then run a disk defrag. this should sort things out in the short term.
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:44:25 (permalink)
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    CHEERS DIRGE - WILL FORMATTING THE DRIVE HELP?
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    nitram100
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:47:03 (permalink)
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    i had a dodgy file that wouldnt delete, then i managed to delete it, but as dirge said, my HDD wiped itself, getting rid of 20 gigs of music! couldnt afford a new one so i just formatted it and its worked fine for a year now.
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:49:15 (permalink)
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    formatting will not help with the bad sectors mate. The drive check should identify where they are and shift/recover what data it can from the bad areas. Then the defrag will order the drive data so it gets faster access. But bad sectors are not something you can cure. It means your drives dying the death. This can be fast or slow mate and not really worth the risk if the data's important to you. Bet the drive's a maxtor, I had one for a few months before it started to go. I really rate western digital drives.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/westerndigital_sata.html providing you're computer has a sata drive check here for some decent prices (they are who I use)
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:50:38 (permalink)
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    sounds a bit drastic to me. Are you sure the file isn't in use. If not why not just boot up to the command prompt and delete it from there.
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:50:38 (permalink)
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    ..
    post edited by symzie - 2005/08/02 11:51:06
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:50:42 (permalink)
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    post edited by symzie - 2005/08/02 11:51:18
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:50:53 (permalink)
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    Sorry, would a mod mind deleting these, I kept getting page not found and then they all went at once.

    Come to think of it you're better off ignoring any computer advice I give
    post edited by symzie - 2005/08/02 11:52:25
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:52:58 (permalink)
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    the annoying thing is it was only installed not even 2 months ago!

    I'm backing up all my files now onto DVD so i'll try and sort it. The drive check couldn;t finish the scan, but i was burning from the drive at the same time so i'll try once i'm all backed up.

    Cheers again! I may be back though.........
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    RE: Computer Help? 2005/08/02 11:54:53 (permalink)
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    How do you do that from cmd prompt though?
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