Windows XP Professional SP2. Intenet Explorer 7. The Favorites Folder has become corrupt and is unreadable is the error message I get when I try to open the Favorites folder.
40 gB hard drive formatted NTFS
I would like to delete it, since it triggers chkdsk to run on bootup. If I let chkdsk run, it stalls at 12% and I have to cold reboot.
If I choose not to run chkdsk, Windows loads and runs ok
But I have to watch the boot up so that I can click NOT to run chkdsk. ???
I used the move command from the command window and moved the old Favorites folder to C:\
I created a new Favorites folder where it was before and Internet Explorer will take new favorites and retain them.
I would like to know how to delete the folder.
I have tried from the command line:
deltree is not recognized
rd /s favorites - says the folder is not empty and does not remove it
Tried closing the explorer.exe process as I tried rd from command window- did not work
Seems pretty crazy that Windows has no command to delete a corrupt folder.
Can I identify the hard drive segment or sector or whatever unit the folder resides in and use something to mark that sector as bad so the OS will not even try to read it.
Defrag wont run because it checks the disk first and says run chkdsk.
Could something be wrong with chkdsk??
This should not be this difficult?? One folder to delete.
Thanks for any help