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Re: Acer eData Security
Most of the time this means there is a problem with the filesystem or possibly bad sectors on the hard drive. If you are running windows 2000, XP, or Vista, follow these steps:
Click on Start, go to Run, type in "cmd". In the command prompt, type "chkdsk C: /r /f"
That will tell chkdsk (Check Disk) to fix the filesystem and locate/repair any bad sectors. It won't be able to run while you are using the computer, so it will ask to run on the next startup. Be sure to say yes, then restart the computer and let chkdsk run.
As for why it happens on system startup is a little more bothersome. Unless you are trying to delete something, I would suggest getting and running Spybot Search & Destroy and if you don't have any antivirus, AVG Free (http://free.grisoft.com). Both are free and quite effective.
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This sounds like you've got one of three things happening:
1 - Your USB cable is dying slowly. Over time connections become seperated within the cable. This causes data loss and all sorts of funny errors. Try a different cable and see if that helps.
2 - Your USB plug is malfunctioning or underpowered. If you are attempting to use a USB 2.0 device on a 1.1 connection, errors may prevent you from doing what you want to do. Try a different USB port, see if that helps.
3 - Your MP3 player has a setting somewhere locking files to the device itself. If windows tries to delete a locked file, you will receive an error. Browse through the manual of your device or the settings on the device itself and see if there's a lock or protection or USB mode somewhere.
Because you're getting the "cannot read from source or disk" error, I am strongly geared towards #1. Get yourself a new cable and see if that doesn't solve the problem.
<p><b><u><span>Delete An "undeletable" File</SPAN></U></B><br>
<p><span>Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Close all open programs.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Leave Task Manager open.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Close Task Manager.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Or you can try this</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Click File>Save As..></SPAN><br>
<p><span>locate the folder where ur undeletable file is</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Choose 'All files' from the file type box</SPAN><br>
<p><span>click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box</SPAN><br>
<p><span>put a " at the start and end of the filename</SPAN><br>
<p><span>(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)</SPAN><br>
<p><span>It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>3. Type: command</SPAN><br>
<p><span>4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)</SPAN><br>
<p><span>5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1</SPAN><br>
<p><span>6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.</SPAN><br>
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Today tip will help you to delete the files and folders that are being used by another programs and applications, for example a virus affected file. You have tried to delete such kind of files or folders and received the any following messages. ·Cannot delete file: the file is in use by the other program ·Cannot delete file: There has been a sharing violation ·Cannot delete file: The file is in use by another program or user ·Cannot delete file: Disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. ·Cannot delete file: The source or destination file may be in use Normally, a windows restart will allow you to delete such files or folders that are being used by other program, but if you want to manage it without restart your computer then simply you need to download a freeware tool called Unlocker. You can download this tool for any windows version using Unlocker link. Download it and run the easy setup. After installation, right click on file or folder that you want to delete and select the option Unlocker. If your requested file or folder is used or locked by other application then a small window listing of lockers will appear. Here simply click on “Unlock All” button andnow you can easily delete this file.
How i managed to understand you have encrypted your folders with some encriptor , then deleted operative system , installed fresh copy and you cannot acess those folders anymore. There should be decryptor which works the same thing in opposite direction , search on their website maybe you will find it.
Also to advice you, next time make good profile of backup files, decrypt everything locked on old operative system, then setup new one and acess all files like normal.
Everytime I open certain docs. I get told that "eDataSecurity was not properly installed! Please re-install the software" I then click Ok and the it says Windows explorer has stopped working. It's becoming an anoyence considering I can't use my windows2007 anymore :( Is there anything I can do to re-install eDataSecurity,so I can live out happy days with my computer and not decide to throw it out my window??