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Directory Not Empty

I have a directory, which is 0 bytes and does not contain any hidden or system files and it will not delete.  I can't delete it in windows, in command prompt, or even in safe mode.  I always get "Directory Not Empty"

No viruses are present in the system.

What in the world is going on?
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jet46
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jet46
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi jet46,

try from safe mode or the recovery console
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
Run a virus check on the partition.
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r-kCommented:
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FriarTukCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421    take ownership of files & folders
then
boot into safe mode command prompt only, as administrator, navigate to the folder
do "dir /ah" & "dir /as", if any files are found delete them
then go back to parent folder "cd.." & do "rd foldername"
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jet46Author Commented:
Well, none of the above worked.  I tried every item on your list r-k.  I think I will just reformat. Its time anyway!

Thanks for your help,
John
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r-kCommented:
Probably a corrupted entry in the directory. I suppose a reformat can't hurt, just make sure everything of use is backed up. Thanks.
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