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Old 30th May 2011   #1
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Deleting corrupt files/folders.


I restored an Image (.tib file) from an older computer, from my GoFlex 500 MB USB drive, to a 'New Folder' on the C drive so I could extract windows address book. That part worked fine.
The Image/Restore was created bySeagate's Disc Wizard (from Acronis), and when I tried to delete it, the 'New Folder' was full of hundreds of corrupt files. Windows XP Pro SP3 says, "Cannot delete xxx.xx:The file or directory is corrupt or unreadable."
"Unlocker" has managed to delete the New Folder with the Image and has put all of the corrupt files in a "TmpDelete" folder with 300 subfolders, each containting a corrupt file. None of these files seem to be 'System Files'.
I've tried to delete this folder and some of the subfolders, with 'Unlocker', 'Killbox', 'Total Commander', and 'DeleteDr' with not much luck. Chk Dsk has run so many times I'm afraid I'm going to wear out the C drive.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Have you tried to delete these folders in Safe Mode ?

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Have you tried to delete these folders in Safe Mode ?
Yes, same error, "Cannot delete xxx.xx:The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
When that happens, the disc must get flagged as dirty because at the next boot, CHKDSK runs again and the following is then in the Event Viewer:

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 5/30/2011
Time: 4:32:19 PM
User: N/A
Computer: OWNER-59E1F1502
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up 14 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 14 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 14 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.

156288320 KB total disk space.
52520432 KB in 103793 files.
37128 KB in 8714 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
460356 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
103270404 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
39072080 total allocation units on disk.
25817601 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
f0 3c 05 00 85 b7 01 00 88 44 02 00 00 00 00 00 .<.......D......
b6 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 d7 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
18 c1 53 05 00 00 00 00 f6 78 cd 45 00 00 00 00 ..S......x.E....
bc c7 1e 2b 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ...+............
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 f4 de de 7f 00 00 00 00 ................
90 8f 7a a6 00 00 00 00 80 38 07 00 71 95 01 00 ..z......8..q...
00 00 00 00 00 c0 97 85 0c 00 00 00 0a 22 00 00 ............."..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

>>Cleaning up 14 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 14 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 14 unused security descriptors.<<

This apparently doesn't have anything to do with my problem...see last post here:
http://forums.techarena.in/windows-x...ort/792351.htm

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Try running chkdsk /r. There could be some physical problem with the disk.

If everything fails, download a Linux Live disk, boot from it & then try to delete the files/folders.

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Disk appears to be fine...ran all kinds of tests and it has zero problems.
Scandisk created these bad files and at least they are all in one 42 MB directory now..."TmpDelete", instead of being shot-gunned all over the 16 GB Image (which has since been removed).

I loaded an old copy of Backtrack3 I had here, and it let me use 'Files and Folders' to browse to the TmpDelete folder. It listed all the bad files and right click had a 'Delete' option, so I supposedly deleted them all, but after loading Windows again, they are all still there.<sigh>

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What is the EXACT path to the folder, you want to delete?

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C:\TmpDelete

That folder has ~220 subfolders in it, numbered 80 to 303, each with two or more folders, each of which contain two or more files, for a total of about 2800 files.

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Do you want to delete a whole "TmpDelete" folder?

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Yes...it only contains corrupt files. If I try to delete anything, I get the
"Cannot delete xxx.xx:The file or directory is corrupt or unreadable." message.

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Download BlitzBlank and save it to your desktop.
Double click on Blitzblank.exe
  • Click OK at the warning (and take note of it, this is a VERY powerful tool!).
  • Click the Script tab and copy/paste the following text there:
Code:
DeleteFolder: 
C:\TmpDelete
  • Click Execute Now. Your computer will need to reboot in order to replace the files.
  • When done, post the report created by Blitzblank.
    You can find it in the root of the drive, normally C:\

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BlitzBlank 1.0.0.32

File/Registry Modification Engine native application
MoveDirectoryOnReboot: sourceDirectory = "\??\c:\tmpdelete", destinationDirectory = "(null)", replaceWithDummy = 0
MoveDirectoryOnReboot: sourceDirectory = "\??\c:\tmpdelete\100", destinationDirectory = "(null)", replaceWithDummy = 0
MoveDirectoryOnReboot: sourceDirectory = "\??\c:\tmpdelete\100\LC_MESSAGES", destinationDirectory = "(null)", replaceWithDummy = 0
MoveFileOnReboot: sourceFile = "\??\c:\tmpdelete\100\LC_MESSAGES\gtk20-properties.mo", destinationFile = "(null)", replaceWithDummy = 0
RemoveFile: ZwDeleteFile failed: status = c0000102
MoveDirectoryOnReboot: ProcessElement failed: status = c0000102
MoveDirectoryOnReboot: ProcessElement failed: status = c0000102
MoveDirectoryOnReboot: ProcessElement failed: status = c0000102

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Is it still there?

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Sorry...yes, that exact folder mentioned above in the log,
C:\TmpDelete\100\LC_MESSAGES
Still has the files in it and the other ~220 folders are still there.

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According to MS, you may need to format that drive: Cannot Delete or Repair Corrupted File on NTFS Volume

But, let's try one more thing...
  • You'll need to find your Windows XP installation disk.
  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive, then restart your computer.
  • If prompted, click any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive.
  • When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  • The Recovery Console will start and ask you which Windows installation you would like to log on to.
    • If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would enter the number associated with the installation you would like to work on and press enter. If you have just one Windows installation, type 1 and press Enter.
  • It will then prompt you for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, simply press enter.
  • You will now be presented with a C:\Windows> prompt
  • At the comand prompt window, type:

    rd C:\TmpDelete

    Press Enter.
  • type exit to exit the command prompt and restart your computer.

=========================================================================== ===================================

If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

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I get 'Access is denied', possibly because of running from the Recovery Console, because I have attempted to remove the directory from the Command Prompt in Windows, and because the directory isn't empty, wasn't able to.
I could CD into the Windows directory, but couldn't CD into tmpdelete dir.(from the Recovery Console).
Since you can't rd any folders with files in them, you have to delete the files first. I calculated it would probably take me around 20+ hours to change the attributes and delete all the files, even if it was possible.

I would Format the drive, but I don't want to start over with installing all the applications, etc. and if I Image the drive for backup, the bad folders/files are backed up as well so will end up back where I started.

I really do appreciate your time helping me to overcome this but I think I'll just have to live with a 42MB folder full of corrupt files.

Aloha and mahalo,
--Michael


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