I just resized (increased) two of three hard drive partitions, one of them
being C drive, using Partition Magic. Everything went OK, although I had to
run Scandisk, which did find and correct errors, after the first attempt at
resizing C. This per the program's error message instructions.
After C:\ I now show thirty two .CHK files at 4096kb each and three .CHK
files at about 35,500kb each. I don't know if these were created by Partiton
Magic or Scandisk, but in any case, is it safe to delete them?
where there is Binary data, delete those chains & remember they existed
there is a very small chance that they are from a necessary executable that
will turn up corrupted,
If an executable turns up in the future unnaccountably altered and your AV &
spyscanner shows no problems
Dont panic, you havent been hit with a new super bug, you just have the tail
of this problem
AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
Panda online AntiSpyware Scan
Catalog of removal tools (1)
Catalog of removal tools (2)
Trouble Shooting guide to Windows http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages before
Grateful thanks to the authors/webmasters
Rule #1: Snow before Windows. Now that that's taken care of....
Here is the start of the innards of those three files:
32bit for Windows 95 and Windows NT
Technical File Information:
Image File Header
Machine: Intel 386
Number of Sections: 0004
Time Date Stamp: 3fb4dddf
Symbols Pointer: 00000000
Number of Symbols: 00000000
Size of Optional Header 00e0
Characteristics: Relocation info stripped from file.
File is executable (i.e. no unresolved external references).
Line numbers stripped from file.
Local symbols stripped from file.
32 bit word machine.
Image Optional Header
Linker Version: 6.00
Size of Code: 00005000
Size of Initialized Data: 0000f000
Size of Uninitialized Data: 00000000
Address of Entry Point: 00002889
Base of Code: 00001000
Blah, blah, yudda, yudda...
I think I know what these files are about. In the lines above there is the
line "Magic: 010b". Because (in this case) ScanDisk needed to be run first
but wasn't, there were a couple of instances where Partition Magic couldn't
get through its DOS procedure. But it saved what it had done, because after
ScanDisk was run, the program raced through its original work in DOS and
finished up at the normal plodding speed. I uninstalled Partition Magic
after I was done, so if there were any lingering consequences, they should
be gone now. Anyway, I'm all shovelled out, so in case I'm wrong the route
to BestBuy is free and clear.
That is because the closing parenthesis in the link is missing. If you look closely
at the link in my message, the word "programming" is in parentheses, like this:
(programming) but the closing parenthesis is not included as part of the clickable
text (it isn't blue, or whatever color your browser uses for links).
When you click it, you will actually be clicking:
You must either copy and paste the entire link including the last parenthesis, into
the browser address bar, or click the broken link and then manually add the ) to the
address bar after the page comes up saying they don't have that article.
One thing I hate about computer programs is that sometimes when things ought
to be coldly analytical they go "humorous" on you, to wit "Magic: 010b";
other times a little lightening up wouldn't hurt, like in manuals, back when
they had them. Not that I haven't made these same mistakes on this board
from time to time.
You may be aware that there is a file on your computer named webshlock
(literally, "webjunk"). I say this because you had mentioned you use Avast,
as I do, and Avast puts this self-replicating-upon-deletion bastard there in
my Temp folder, where it seems never to have any content whatsoever but
manages to change its date daily. If ever there was a file made out to
appear like spyware to the toiling masses this was it, and I was Googling
around and searching Trend-Micro trying to figure out how to get rid of this
thing, and wondering how many hours out of my life THIS one was going to
cost me (about 2). Ha ha ha.
... from my old system running 98SE onto a new drive for a
system running WinXP Home. Both drives are running FAT32. In XP,
only the folder name appears. If I put the drive back intot he 98
machine, the files are there.
What gives? It took quite a bit of time to copy those files and I
really don't want to have to do it again if not necessary.4ax.com:
Maybe the files are hidden for some reason? I don't know where to find the
'show hidden files' switch in XP, but in the command prompt you should see
them with 'dir /AH', when in the right directory. If so, you can probably
unhide them with 'attrib -H *.*'Same place as for Win 4.10; From an open window: Tools menu:
Folder Options item: View tab: Advanced settings listing ...
I have both C:\TEMP and C:\TMP folders. What is the difference in
I have 80 MB of files in the .TMP folder plus some directories. Is it
all ok to delete?
I know that the TMP\FrontPage\*.* files get used. Will they be
recreated if I delete them? Folder and all?
Stan HilliardIt is most likely that none of the files will be re-created. However, 99.9%
of the time it is normally safe to delete the contents of the Temp folder.99.9%
But oh, that 0.1%!
;-)hehe, that 0.1% actually seems to be my worst enemy sometimes ;o)
... can no longer be
found in Windows Explorer, or by doing any kind of search
for the file, but they never showed up in the recycle bin
when i deleted them?!?
They are rather large files that are taking up a lot of
space, which is the reason I tried to delete in the first
place. Does anyone know of another way to find them or get
them off my drive.
thanks in advance.If your Explorer is configured to bypass
the Recycled Bin, you do not have to
worry. Your File Allocation Table (master
directory) shows the space occupied by
these deleted files is free to be written on.
To run a test, note the name of an unwanted
file on C: and rename it AAA.A
move it to C:\ (root directory)
and delete it
then open a DOS box and do
If you see no such file it is no longer "on ...
... , a .ldb is lock database file for Access. If you do not
use Access and you can't delete them after a reboot, you may want to get on to
running a virus scan if no one else comes up with happier news.Thanks for the reply Brian. I've virus scanned the
system. I've ad-awared the system. I've BHODemoned the
system. I can delete the files if I restart in safe mode,
but they return as soon as I reboot in regular mode.
There is also a third file called Jetfda3.tmp that also
appear to be part of this group. I am worried this is
some type of virus or other unwanted presence.
JRamHave a look for any oddities in:
Start > Run, type in: sysedit and hit enter. Click on the win.ini window and
see if there is anything after load= or ...
... a VReDir.vxd that
probably is the corresponding file (as well as a NWReDir.vxd for use
with NetWare).My VReDir.vxd is located in Windows\System and it is version
4.10.2222 on my Win98SE and it is 165,437bytes in size.
Don't know if this helps or not.
BTW, Vredir.vxd is just a file in Windows\System and not a directory
or folder in Windows\System.
Could this be part of the problem?
thatSorry, I left the "V" off this message. Any idea why it shows up on a dir
but not with Win Exp? How would I load it in correctly?
explorer.Yeah, it's probably because you have the settings at the default so that
you don't see "hidden" ...
... showing in my TEMP file that I cannot remove.
I believe that the three files are possibly hi-jack files. I was able
to locate these files when I ran Easy Cleaner, but was unsuccessful in
removing them from my system. Any instructions on how to rid my system
of this what ever it is would be greatly appreciated.
FrogThere are at least a few applications that create DF... or ~DF... files and
they are mostly legitimate. It is common to not be able to remove some TEMP
files, as they are in use by their application, something running in the
background, like anti-virus, or anything else that keeps a log or otherwise
requires a file that remains open while Windows is running. Generally, you
can delete most of ...
I think I have duplicate files-how can I check to find outStart/Find Files or folder applet.
Look for all files with .exe extension
use *.exe in the named box.
The same looking for files starting in "abc" with abcxxxxx.exe
you use abc*.exe this will give you all files started with "abc" and ending
The asterisk is a while card it means any string.
You can use the " ? " sign which is to be used to replace only one
abc?def.* will search for all files started with abc followed by (any
character ?)and def.
Read the DOS command for additional help.
... should be normal, i.e., that's when they were written.
CRYPTEXT.DLL, CRYPTNET.DLL, MSCAT32.DLL, MSSIGN32.DLL, MSSIP32.DLL
Note it is unfortunate SFC truncates version numbers in it's report (but
not in the screen display during the run). I'm thinking that Harper is
right-- these files were updated. It doesn't seem that way for two
(a) There is a truncation of version in the stupid report.
(b) MS stupidly retained the same Modification date as the previous
HOWEVER... Now, I am scanning my own SFCLog.txt for those seven, & NONE
are mentioned. While none are mentioned, 6/7/02 is the first run that I
have retained in the listing. That likely makes ...
Restart the computer and a new RB will be built for you,
George (Bindar Dundat ©) MS-MVP
| The properties are set to go to recyle bin, and I get the
| message saying are you sure you want to send this to the
| recycle bin.
| >-----Original Message-----
| >> I have one computer that is set to files to go to the
| >> recycle bin, but they don't. You get the confirmation
| >> message, but they are permanently deleted rather than
| >> going to the recycle.
| >What are the Bin's / Properties ?
| >If uncertain do
| >/ start / help / Index
| & ...
I tried installing a software update. After many
problems, I had to delete files from the C drive which
then moved to the Recycle Bin. I also deleted them from
the Recycle Bin but when I do the software update, the
program says that the files are still in the C:\Recycled
folder. However they are not in there. I made sure that
I can see all hidden files in the Recycle Bin & it appears
to be empty but the software is still reporting that they
are there! Any suggestions???The installer complains about files in the Recycle Bin, specifically?
What program is it?
Files written to a CD-RW on an XP Pro PC have gained the Read-Only
Consequently, after copying to a Win98se PC, they now have Read-Only on the
How can the Read-Only attribute be removed from files in sets of sub-folders
Stephen FordUse Find-Files & Folders from the top level folder.
Search for *.*
Select all with Ctrl+A
Rightclick and select Properties
Remove the Read-Only attribute.
...AlanNever thought of using FF that way. Good idea. Thanks.