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:( I have two folders in my Windows temp directory on Drive C that have strange names and won't let me delete them.

Upon clicking properties it says one is 288GB and the other is 35GB, I only have a 10GB HD, and individually deleting files just gives "Cannont delete ""file error 1026", when I attempt to delete the folder it says Filename ....whatever... is too long", when I open any subfiles and click properties they are gibberish and all are 0kb. When I click to open any of these files or folders I get error that the file is moved/deleted or not existant. Any clue?

Please help, is there a way to overide and force a deletion of these? Would rebooting from a recent back up be an option?

TIA

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Thanx for reply. When I do what you said, dos string hits c:blah blah "mouse.exe" and hangs, never completes boot up.

Any ideas. It has never not started in Dos before. Any other way to get it to load in DOS?

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Instead of restarting in ms-dos mode -- either shutdown and restart, or just select "restart".

Press and hold the control key as soon as the system begins to reboot. You should get a boot menu with a command prompt option. Select that, at the c:\> prompt enter:

cd windows
smartdrv
deltree temp
exit

(make sure you are in the c:\windows\> directory when entering deltree temp).

If you have trouble getting to a boot menu -- with Windows loaded, go to start and run msconfig. Click on the "Advanced" tab when it opens and put a check in "enable startup menu". This will force the boot menu on restarting. You will have to run msconfig again afterwards to remove the check from "enable boot menu"
 

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I had that once. I right clicked and renamed the file with an 8 character file name, then was able to delete it.
Just a thought!
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Another thought, delete them in safe mode. It should work there.

What virus do you have anyway?
 

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If you want to get your "Restart in MSDos" function to work, do this and then try it

Start>Find>Files, key in dosstart.bat and press enter. Once it's found, right click on it and rename it dostart.old

Now try your "Restart in MSDos Mode".
 

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I was able to get it to boot in DOS and your directions for deleting the temp file worked flawlessly.

I ran VirusScan on the entire directory and it did not find a virus, but it sure acted and looked like one. Maybe my DAT files are not the most current.

Really weird though!

Thank you everyone!

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