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Cool, I'll post here when I finish.


Dammit, I was going to test the fixed models, but it seems like suddenly my maps folder has become a black hole. Apparently there's nothing in it, and anything I copy there vanishes. But I can't delete it because the "folder is not empty". Dammit.

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My computer crashed during boot-up yesterday, and I think that part of the drive has been corrupted. When I try and delete the folder in a DOS window, I get a data error, and I can't move the folder either. :angry:

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The only thing I haven't tried is renaming the folder. If that works I can essentially quarrentine it for now and create a new map folder. If not, I'll have to quarrentine the whole darkmod folder and make a new one.


Guess it's time to get that new HD and back everything up. <_<

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I was able to rename the maps folder, but apparently that wasn't the only one to get corrupted. My furniture/seating folder is also buggered up. Clicking on it in WinEx gives me the error "Drive D is not formatted, format now?" When I try to delete the whole folder, it gives me the "Folder not empty" error. I can probably rename that one too, but it's really slowing things down.


Anyone know any tricks for deleting corrupted folders?

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Anyone know any tricks for deleting corrupted folders?


That depends on how your disk is corrupted. If the corrupted entries point to wrong diskblocks you can destry data even on other partititions if you just delete stuff. I would recommend to not delte anything. Instead put another harddisk in and copy everything over. If the harddisk is damaged you should throw it away. If it was just because of a system crash, the best action would be to completely repartition and format it and reinstall from scratch.


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I'm planning on picking up a second HD tomorrow, so I'll transfer stuff over and then muck around with chdsk.

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when ever i have a problem with windows not booting at all due to some odd error or some kind of crash, it

seems to work well inserting the winxp cd, selecting the repair option which should send you to a shell window

and then doing the chkdsk option as pak mentioned, it repairs the problems for the most part and allows

windows to start again with my file structure intact, however.. from what my brother has discovered in a

recent hard drive problem, is that there is some kind of problem with sata drives and the ntfs system running

on certain motherboards with an older chipset.. im not shure if that has anything to do with your situation,

and he now has 2 options, one is to buy a new hd and backup what he has on his corrupted one, or a cheaper

method of buying a sata pci card, which apparently resolves the issue by not having to flash the bios, update

xp and any other patches that may or may not solve it.


again, im not shure if your running sata's with ntfs.. and it just may be the day that your drive picked to die..

which happened to me a few times.. which is a sad day no matter what options u have open to recover any

data you can.


hope you can resolve it, good luck.


EDIT: the method of using chkdsk via booting from the winxp cd is of course depended on , if you cannot boot

from a corrupted xp install on your hd.

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