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How To Delete "Windows.old" When It Still Has SecureRom Files/folders

When I try using any gui tool (explorer or Opus), I can't actually get a context menu up on either of the two files.When I take ownership of the folder they're delete securom registry keys using redelnull 6. Monday, July 27, 2009 3:13 AM Reply | Quote 1 Sign in to vote If you could run rootkitrevealer from Microsoft Sysinternals (needs XP) that might allow/do it. NEVER DELETE OR CHANGE ANY KEY* contains embedded nulls and cannot be removed using regedit; (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/RegDelNull.html) Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2017 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. weblink

How exactly does "/bin/[" work? Quads Dhydhasdhyin Visitor2 Reg: 24-Oct-2010 Posts: 6 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: Securom of bioshock still on windows .old after reinstall ; ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϴϱЄϱЃϵϳЅ Posted: 17-Jan-2011 | 1:41PM • Permalink When using e.g. They're in this directory: C:\Windows.old\Users\Tim\AppData\Roaming\SecuROM\U serData (surprise surprise).

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:33 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Are you saying you cannot take ownership, give yourself full permissions, and then remove folder C:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings\Pete\Application Data\SecuROM Is there a third party program that anybody knows of that I can use to delete the files? I can even get CP/M prompts fine in VPC, but that's not helping here...I can download and install the VPC beta virtual Hard Drive, but I can't get past a server Specifically, I had DelInvFiledelete the "Userdata" folder containing the files with the screwed upnames rather than go after the individual files directly.FWIW, here's the overall sequence I used:* Uninstalled the game

  • Speedy Gonzales10-05-2007, 10:11 PMLooks like youre not the only one with this prob.
  • I would like to restore some of the files without using Recuva, as that will give me much work.
  • The problem is because of the SecureROM thingy.
  • I dont need bioshock game and that 2 files .
  • It's where the old WinXP system files got dumped cause I was installing Vista over it (NOT an upgrade.

Kinda.There is still a path to a single installed app setting from XP (C:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings\Pete\Application Data\SecuROM), which I think was related to a CD/DVD security provider tool.But when I use explorer I've used it once to delete a bloated documents folder of an account that no longer exists. I believe the files in question came from the old Bioshock demo, Thread Tools Search this Thread 03-09-2010, 07:31 AM #1 hairysammoth Registered Member Join Date: Mar 2010 The only way.

How can LIGO still detect the gravitational waves Why are airport wheelchairs often "attendant-propelled" only? The next file are ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρЂϻϵЉЃϵϳЅ . Can't delete Windows.old I was trying to fix the performance issues, so I decided to do a disk clean up (with system files and everything checked) and had the drive defragmented. You can delete windows.old folder instead of Program Files (x86) using same method.

I decided to uninstall unrelated programs, and tried disk cleanup again. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 4:25 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote OK, here's the results (I hadn't planned on working on this today, but since there's no time Minecraft Server Advanced Search Forum General Discussion Tech Talk Can't remove Windows.old folder (SecuROM bullcrap) If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

You might want to run a chkdsk first. More hints Closed Thread Results 1 to 6 of 6 Thread: Can't remove Windows.old folder (SecuROM bullcrap) Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… Search Thread Advanced I managed to copy the path to the files that need deleting. Thanks.

tigsoundsJun 4, 2010, 12:37 AM One more method....Tune up Utilities ignores Windows system file protection when using it's "shredder" function. http://myscribr.com/how-to/how-to-delete-extensions-on-chromebook.html E: Damn ninjas Closed Thread Quick Navigation Tech Talk Top Site Areas User CP Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Modacity Feedback/Questions Halo Universe Halo Online Halo Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Monday, July 27, 2009 1:33 AM Reply | Quote All replies 1 Sign in to vote I've used the Disk Cleanup system tool to get rid of windows.old.

http://www.sixty-five.cc/sm/ Does not seem as if it will be ok on Vista. And last is that there are duplicate processes in task manager. 1. The file cannot remove on command and prompt too . check over here The first problem was that the entire directory tree was hidden in the command prompt and Explorer.

Click the Security tab, and ignore the message (Click OK). There's no context menu or anything else.I can't delete or modify the files, when I try I get "The system cannot find the file specified" (error 2)That's the main reason I Discs is as full, but files do not appe solved How to remove several partitions from hard drive and put into one partition (Windows 10) Transfer files from removed Laptop Hard

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Please try every solution given to your problem...and reply back with its results...Click here for my thread on Win7 min. Removed hard drive from laptop trying to transfer files to desktop How do I transfer files from a removed hard drive to laptop How do I transfer files from a removed You can also try booting into another OS and deleting the windows.old from there.If you only have 1 OS, you can download a Linux Live CD and boot off of that All rights reserved.

Also there is "$WINDOWS.~BT" folder which looks like a temporary folder, but i am not able to remove it as well. Or, I tried to delete them all!Unless there is some mechanism where such migrated folders and applications can be executed by the new OS immediately after the build, then there's no Whether it'll work in your current system state, I don't know. http://myscribr.com/how-to/how-to-delete-os-from-hdd.html delete the folder Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SecuROM; in case of any deletion problems use DelInvFile tool (http://www.purgeie.com/delinv.htm). 5.

everytime i try to delete it it says windows.old is no longer located in c:\. Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:39 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Skip the files.  Just kill the containing folder. I'm told that this is because wildcards don't always work for some maddening reason.

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