Folder wont delete...help?

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On my PC-XP harddrive I have an empty folder and when I try to delete it I
get the message:

"Cannot read from the source file or disk"

If i double click on it to view the content it give an error message:
".....refers to a location that is unavailable....:

I have rebooted with no change.

The folder was created by a Creative application for MP3 audio. All the
applications are closed.

How can I delete this unused folder?

thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Boot to safe mode (tap f8 during initial bootup) and
    try to delete it then.
    Dave
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    thats a good thought...thanks!

    "David" <davids1165@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1118716325.697911.112560@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > Boot to safe mode (tap f8 during initial bootup) and
    > try to delete it then.
    > Dave
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    also, run chkdsk /f on the volume to repair any orphaned index entries in
    the disk partition table (MFT). You can do this from the Tools tab of the
    disk properties. Tell it to repair errors and recover data. It will say it
    cant get exclusive access, and schedule the chkdsk for the next reboot.

    When you reboot, depending on the size of the disk ... it may take some
    time. Be patient and let it finish no matter what. Once that has run, then
    try deleteing it from window, or from safemode as suggested by another user.

    - NuTs

    "trs80" <trs80@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:s4rre.14257$Hj.562@lakeread02...
    > On my PC-XP harddrive I have an empty folder and when I try to delete it
    > I get the message:
    >
    > "Cannot read from the source file or disk"
    >
    > If i double click on it to view the content it give an error message:
    > ".....refers to a location that is unavailable....:
    >
    > I have rebooted with no change.
    >
    > The folder was created by a Creative application for MP3 audio. All the
    > applications are closed.
    >
    > How can I delete this unused folder?
    >
    > thanks
    >
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