Unable to delete file of zero size

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by q12368c, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    a file name 'CAEFENIL.' (zero in size) on the desktop, when i trying to delete it report with 'cannot read from source' and deny to delete.
    try booting with a WINPE CD and change to this directory to try delete but the same message appear..
    any method?

    many thanks
     
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  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    see if you can rename it and delete or move it and delete

    see if you can navigate to it from another user profile and delete

    if those don't work there are a few cnd commands which someone will come in and tell you
     
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  3. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    I boot with WinPE from CD to delete this file, a same message appear.
    also rename or move the file doesnt work.
    the file attrib is +a and +s only.
     
  4. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    try and go into safe mode and delete it
     
  5. kcnychief

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    Almost seems as if the disk itself is having problems reading the sectors of your hard drive where the file resides. I would try running a CHKDSK /f from the Command line on your volume the file lives on, see what gets repaired and then try again.
     
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  9. Perris Calderon

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    it's vista guys, these programs might not work with it