How do I delete corrupt folders and scan for other corrupt files?
Posted on 2008-09-30
Our Dell PowerEdge 2800 running windows 2003 standard was crashing due to some funny harddrive errors. After replacing each of the 4 HDs in our RAID5, the errors were gone. Left behind on the new HDs was a corrupted Print Spooler folder. I created a new print spooler folder, so printing can continue, but I cannot delete the old folder. It says "The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable" If you try to delete it, the error "The folder is not empty". You can move the directory and rename it, just cannot enter or delete it.
I have tried Check disk (/r), this does not fix the folder
Bootable linux CDs - the raid5 configuration was not recognized, could not access drives.
Delete from DOS - i believe a "not authorized" error, or some error, showed but I used Admin account
Windows Recovery console - This was really goofy. My E drive was called the D drive but It still wouldnt let me access the directory. Im thinking the system refers to the E drive as D because we renamed it awhile ago? ... this isnt important.
Move on Boot software- just didnt work
Some "unlocker" software- just didnt work.
I called Dell and they suggested that I call microsoft. Im afraid to do this to find out their answer will be to format the drive and recover. I dont want to do this...yet.
So, I need any suggestions on how to delete this folder. I am also afraid that there are other directories that are corrupted that I am unaware of. Is there a utility to scan for these?