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    Question Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    hi everyone,

    i am not able to delete a 0 byte file from my system. when i try to delete the file i get the following error message

    "cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk"

    So can anyone tell me how to get rid of the file.

    i am using Win XP with NTFS file system.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    run chkdsk
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    What is the name of the file?

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    Default Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob
    What is the name of the file?
    This is the file name "CA903671."

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    Default Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    Try this

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    Thumbs up Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales
    Try this

    Hey man software from the link worked. i have deleted the file.

    Thanks to all for the support

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    Default Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    Hi, go to add remove and get rid of unlocker it has bad code, the solution was in Hijack this (in the posters sig) run Hijack this (scan only) go to config and then to misc under this there is an option to delete on boot this would get rid of your 0 byte file... unlocker should be removed.

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    Default Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by jenae
    Hi, go to add remove and get rid of unlocker it has bad code, the solution was in Hijack this (in the posters sig) run Hijack this (scan only) go to config and then to misc under this there is an option to delete on boot this would get rid of your 0 byte file... unlocker should be removed.
    It could be a virus, but then have you got proof that Unlocker has bad code?

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    Default Re: Not able to delete a 0 byte file Help!

    Hi, I am new to this forum and respect that many of you have been posting here for a long time. My motivation is to be helpful and yes we have discovered that unlocker has created problems, not successfully removing files and causing bad sector problems. The point being that there are other programs that do this better. The delete at boot tool in Hijack this, being one of them.

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