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Can't delete temp file

My computer has been acting strangely lately with frequent hangs. Norton anti-virus scans and also gets stuck when it reaches the file: temp/~WRF005.tmmp. The file is 2,096,763 kb!! I tried to delete it in Windows Explorer, but it crashes. I tried Disc Cleanup and it crashed then also. I tried Ewido and it hung for a long time on that file, but eventually completed the scan and did not identify it as a problem.
Pentium 4 3.6 with 1 GB RAM, Windows Media Center with SP2
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ravinblue

In reply to: Can't delete temp file

not sure how long before you may get an answer from a mod today being superbowl game day.In the mean time you might want to try downloading ccleaner@ccleaner.com and run it.If that won't help think about using system restore.Go Steelers!:-)

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Additionally: Since The File In ? Is a Temp File.....

In reply to: ravinblue

after installing CCleaner & BEFORE running first scan, you'll need to go to change its' preset under>Options Button>Advanced Button> uncheck box labeled " Only clean temp files older than 48 hours" (In case it's pretending to be current). After cleaning (if it's gone) you can go back in and re-check that box.
Here's link to post with both download link & second link to printable items cleaned descriptions.Enjoy! Grin
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7813-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=142061&messageID=1593285

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Thanks

In reply to: Additionally: Since The File In ? Is a Temp File.....

That worked. the file is gone, Norton was able to do a complete scan, and the system seems to be runnung better.

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May I Suggest, Since The File Was So Large, A Defrag.....

In reply to: Thanks

might be of help in improving speed and an Check Disk Error repair couldn't hurt but will take about 1 hour to confirm all system files are unaffected. I suggest this since the file in question behaved in such a strange manner, making me wonder if it messed with the files which direct behavior. Can't hurt. Afterwards I'd create a new Restore Point. Here's how:


Disk/repair (Check Disk) (like SFC)
Left click on My Computer(open)
Right click on "C" or your OS drive if another letter.
Left click Properties and then click Tools Tab.
Left click on "Error Checking"> Check Now.
Left click to enter check mark in BOTH boxes offered.
Left click on "Start".
Computer will have to reboot to begin repairs.
Just leave alone (you're locked out anyway) 'til process finished.
In regular mode will take about 1 Hour (more/less)
In Safe Mode about 2 hours.
If computer normal after process complete you might want to create a new
restore point and Label it POST ERROR REPAIR.
This is based on using an onboard copy of sys
files if copy is ok.
If copy is corrupted, it may tell you to insert XP or SP2(if patch applied) disk or to indicate location of SP2 info to get new,
clean copy inserted. Good to have disk at hand. Good Luck!! Happy

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