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How To Get Rid of Corrupted Files in WinXP ?

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Feb 12, 2002
I have a corrupted file in my WinXP Pro system which I can't get rid of. It's a 34 mb .ras file and whenever i try to remove it to the recycle bin, it refuses to do so and a dialog will indicate that the file is corrupted. anyone has an idea on how to remove corrupted files from the system totally? This is quite irritating as it is triggering my auto scan to start scanning my hard drives everytime it restarts :rolleyes:
First get properties on the file and make sure you have permissions to delete it. If that doesen't work cause the file is in use, start up from a different drive/partition and delete it that way.
right click on your floppy drive, and make an MS-DOS boot disc...boot up with it, navigate to the folder your file is in, and delete it from DOS...
Before trying to delete the file, boot to your XP CD and do a repair. If the corrupted file is an XP system file this will fix it. If a repair doesn't fix it then follow the instructions that takiwa gave you.