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Can't delete files in temp folder

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Anonymous
July 1, 2004 9:46:04 PM

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Trouble began in may. Norton AV scan kept hanging when it
got to the windows temp folder:
c:\documents and settings\administrator\local settings\temp
I tried moving the problem files to another folder,
scanning selected folders and then files, but the more I
moved and scanned, the more files caused Norton to hang.
So I tried disk cleanup and it froze too. Now if I even
click on files in the temp folder, the system hangs up. I
can't end the task. All I can do is shutdown, which takes
a VERY long time. Please help.

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Anonymous
July 1, 2004 11:06:20 PM

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Create another user with local admin rights and delete the files from there.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Jane" wrote:
| Trouble began in may. Norton AV scan kept hanging when it
| got to the windows temp folder:
| c:\documents and settings\administrator\local settings\temp
| I tried moving the problem files to another folder,
| scanning selected folders and then files, but the more I
| moved and scanned, the more files caused Norton to hang.
| So I tried disk cleanup and it froze too. Now if I even
| click on files in the temp folder, the system hangs up. I
| can't end the task. All I can do is shutdown, which takes
| a VERY long time. Please help.
July 16, 2004 8:31:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

Have you tried logging in safe mode and deleting the file
from using dos?
>-----Original Message-----
>Create another user with local admin rights and delete
the files from there.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
>"Jane" wrote:
>| Trouble began in may. Norton AV scan kept hanging when
it
>| got to the windows temp folder:
>| c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
settings\temp
>| I tried moving the problem files to another folder,
>| scanning selected folders and then files, but the more I
>| moved and scanned, the more files caused Norton to hang.
>| So I tried disk cleanup and it froze too. Now if I even
>| click on files in the temp folder, the system hangs
up. I
>| can't end the task. All I can do is shutdown, which
takes
>| a VERY long time. Please help.
>
>
>.
>
!