I have a bit of a head-scratcher here. On my 1 1/2 year old laptop ( HP Pavillion DV8000, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, NVidia GeForce GO 7600 , 2 GB DDR2 memory, 2.0 GHz Intel Centrino Duo, 2x 80 GB Hard drives) I am unable to delete several folders on my D: drive. Some of them old, some of them new. This is only on this drive.
The weird part is that its sort of random- some folders I an access some times, while others I can't. It seems to be that a few are constant.
I had been installing a few programs on my D: drive as my C: drive filled up, and I had been keeping some data there, but nothing of any value is there. What I had on there (thats not accessible right now) is Limewire, and the folder where I kept the limewire downloads (but I haven't used limewire in about two months as I try to avoid it, this only recently started happening, and I check out on NOD32, Webroot Spy Sweeper, Adaware, and Spybot Search and Destroy. (I also have Comodo personal firewall, Comodo BOClean, and SpywareBlaster installed)
I'm running some malware/virus scans from my UBCD, but I don't think this is malware related. It would have turned up earlier, I think.
So, I tried deleting these folders from normal mode, normal mode's command prompt, safe mode, (taking ownership of them in safe mode), and the Recovery Console.
While writing this, I did a few other things... I had several folders that wouldn't delete. I started running a chkdsk from my UBCD and it froze during step 4, so I had to hard boot the system (something I was wary of since it may damage my drive/its data). I booted back into UBCD, and everything was in tact. This time, though, I was able to delete most of the offending folders. I'm running malware scans again.
I got rid of the limewire folders and some other junk folders. All I have left is "My Music" (which I copied over a few months ago to back it up. Most of the subfolders deleted, but this one won't delete because of one subfolder that gave me the usual error message. BOURNE, it's called, and it contain(s)(ed) the tracks from a Bourne Ultimatum soundtrack.)
and "Backtest" which I'm not sure the origins of. The odd part, though, is that it says I modified the folder TOMORROW at 5:03 AM? I cannot open the folder because "Access is denied." I recall making the folder, I just don't recall why.
A lesson in naming folders properly, eh?
I'm sure I've left out some important information, my mind is all in a whirl, so please, ask away for any detail you need!
I'll post back with any changes, but I'm looking for some insight here. Thanks in advanced!