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Delete some whacky files

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After recently removing a virus from a laptop- among other things
I was unable to remove a diretory filled with whacky corrupt files with titles such as this : "ÇséW■.pÉ". Is there a program that can delete them, chkdsk is not available on the computer, and their corrupt nature prevents me from taking ownership. Furthermore, Windows LiveOne care won't properly work...
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Tried removing them while booted into a WinPE disk, or a Linux Live CD?

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Ew, looks like drive corruption to me.
A backup/reinstall should be on the cards !

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Re: Delete some whacky files

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Frozenport wrote:chkdsk
How is it not available?

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zamadatix wrote:
Frozenport wrote:chkdsk
How is it not available?
idk, but its not there

ALSO
the cd-drive does not work on the laptop (or else I would have reinstalled)

Basically -> I need a downloadable solution
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Re: Delete some whacky files

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If you get an access denied error while deleting files try Unlocker.
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Frozenport wrote:
zamadatix wrote:
Frozenport wrote:chkdsk
How is it not available?
idk, but its not there

ALSO
the cd-drive does not work on the laptop (or else I would have reinstalled)

Basically -> I need a downloadable solution
right click the drive>properties>tools> error checking

if its the drive its installed on i think you have to reboot and it does it then but it has been forever.

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tried, that and it found no errors
-> I know for a fact there are errors as some of the files show as 20+ gigs on a 12 gig HD

AND
unlocker doesn't work -> It detects no permission problems and then after restart the files are still there...
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Re: Delete some whacky files

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Frozenport wrote: Basically -> I need a downloadable solution
How olds the laptop?
If it's Vista capable you couuld just extract the contents of an installation ISO and re-install from that.

There are plenty of versions of Linux for USB stick, tried deleting the files while booted into somthing like that?

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Or copying what you need and reinstalling.

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zamadatix wrote:Or copying what you need and reinstalling.
He already said he can't do that because the CD drive isn't working.

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Re: Delete some whacky files

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There are more ways than a cd to install windows...

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zamadatix wrote:There are more ways than a cd to install windows...
Floppies? you would need about 500-600 for an OEM copy of xp, or 80 for xp micro...
I would go with booting off a floppy, and starting a home built recovery partition, make sure you have an antivirus and a few other good apps on that recovery partition, and you should be good then...
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Usb or lan are better options than floppies...

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True but not all computers support booting from USB unless you have some kind of software that allows it
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Put grub on a floppy and... well just Google it and I am sure the thing has a lan port

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