View Full Version : Win2k - cannot empty bin

10-09-2010, 11:28 PM
I cannot empty it. It says Cannot Delete dc2: Access is denied.
Laptop. Win2k so cannot reinstall b/c winupdates has ended.

I have tried:
cd recycler
dir /ah
cd ... (long folder) and then delete it but access denied.

I put the hd into the pc
dir /ah
cd (long folder) - access denied. Cannot even go in.

10-09-2010, 11:31 PM
Tried changing permissions?

10-09-2010, 11:32 PM
Can't even restore the files and change the permissions and redelete.

The Recycler folder is not visible - under the PC.
I have enabled hidden folders etc..

I think it's not visible using the laptop either.

I'll try a Live CD (Linux) and see if that works...

Speedy Gonzales
10-09-2010, 11:34 PM
Can you restore the file?? If you can, restore it then see if unlocker can do something with it

10-09-2010, 11:35 PM
Can you restore the file?? If you can, restore it then see if unlocker can do something with it

Nope. Cannot even restore the files.

10-09-2010, 11:36 PM
fat32 or NTFS?

10-09-2010, 11:38 PM

10-09-2010, 11:40 PM
what about safe mode?

10-09-2010, 11:41 PM
I tried safe mode with command prompt - the mouse worked but the keyboard was not responsive.

Not tried normal safe mode thou.

11-09-2010, 12:03 AM
safe mode does not work. access denied when removing the folder.

will try linux tomorrow morning.

Speedy Gonzales
11-09-2010, 12:10 AM
What was the file/folder you deleted? Windows update may still work. There just wont be anymore updates, from now on. Do you know how to use nlite?? You could add a few updates, then 2K will be up to date

11-09-2010, 12:38 AM
Give that linux cd a try.

11-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Linux CD worked :D

The file was just a folder of stuff of my own downloads, which for some reason the security tab said there was no assigned groups or users to it, so for me to delete it I had to add everyone group to it. Then I could not empty the bin.

The downloads were just my own - MS Framework 2.0 and small utilities ....
This came about after office 2k security updates were installed. From the ones I could obtain. Half the office 2k has been pulled by MS then due to dependencies some others could not be installed ... :rolleyes:

Speedy Gonzales
11-09-2010, 12:07 PM
Do you know how to use Nlite?? You could slipstream SP4, and 2 add-ons then it'll be to date. Once you burn the ISO then reinstall 2k, if you have to

11-09-2010, 12:19 PM
No not heard of that .. but for now it's fixed.

I have created a Acronis True Image file ...