Powershell script to delete old AD Computers accounts failing

Hello all and thanks in advance for your time and expertise.  
In a nutshell i have to cleanup our Active Directory as there are computer accounts going back to 2009.  I ran a powershell script for the lastlogondate for these computers and had it create a text file.
I've tried running the following two powershell scripts to delete these accounts pointing at my text file but no success either time.
- First Powershell script:  Get-Content C:\oldcomputers.txt | % { Get-ADComputer -Filter { Name -eq $_ } } | Remove-ADObject -Recursive  (For some reason when I run this script there's a short pause and then I'm taken to the command prompt in Powershell and nothing happens relative to deletion of accounts.
- Second Powershell script:  Get-Content oldcomputers.txt | Get-Computer | Remove-AdObject -recursive   (When I run this script I get the following error message for the computer accounts:  FullyQualifiedErrorId:  cannot find an object with identity:  'computername
I would appreciate your help getting this situation resolved.  Thanks.
pendal1IT ManagerAsked:
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Richie KnightSenior Network AnalystCommented:
I suspect it doesn't like the formatting of your oldcomputers.txt file. Can you please post an eaxmple of what the data looks like in it?
This should do the trick; it's in test mode and will only display what it would delete.
Remove the -WhatIf at the end of the line to run it for real.
The file needs one name per line, either the host name or the SamAccountName (with a $ at the end), no double quotes around the names.
Get-Content C:\oldcomputers.txt | Remove-ADComputer -Confirm:$false -Verbose -WhatIf

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pendal1IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I agree with you folks.  My text file has the computer names and the last logon date on the same line.  The powershell I ran to abstract the lastlogondate for the computers included this data on the same line.  Not sure there's an easy way to clean up this text file.  When I copy it into excel all of the data (computer name and lastlogondate) are in one cell for each entry.
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Richie KnightSenior Network AnalystCommented:
That's a pain. You should only have the computer names in the oldcomputers.txt file.
That can be cleared, but you need to post a sample of the file, that is, the first three lines.
Change only the computer names, nothing else. No formatting.
Copy and paste it here inside a [code][/code] block.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Sure, you can do that in PowerShell. If that is not important to you have a look at my ADCleanup tool
pendal1IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you fellas.  The problem was my text file.  Your quick responses are much appreciated.
Naveen SharmaCommented:
Powershell to Find Inactive AD Users and Computers Accounts:

You may also get help from this Active Directory Cleanup solution to identify and clean up inactive Active Directory user accounts.
pendal1IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your assistance.
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