How to delete a corrupted file?

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  1. Fudge
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    I was copying a Wii game to my hard drive, and my PC froze in the middle of it. My hard drive is no longer detected by my PC, but CFG loader detects it. I found whats causing the issue, but I can't delete the file.
     
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    nvm
     
  4. Fudge
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    The problem is I can't access the hard drive on my PC. The data is still there, just one file is causing it to fuck up. Is there anyway I can remove it without formatting the entire partition?
     
  5. Fudge
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    Bump. I really need help with this, I have tons of games on my HDD and I don't want to lose them all again.
     
  6. Rayder

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    If you have a USB hard drive bay, you could stick the drive in that and try to access it.
     
  7. CrimzonEyed

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    Google for Dr.Delete
     
  8. Fudge
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    What do you mean? How would I do this?
     
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    Taking the harddrive out of your computer and sticking it in an external harddrive enclosure (you need a 3.5" harddrive enclosure for a desktop, NOT 2.5", that's for laptop drives) to temporarily turn it into a USB harddrive so you can plug it into another computer like you would a flash drive.

    Or you can do this.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. Advi

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    I would download Slax from http://www.slax.org/ and boot from a USB drive, then delete the file from there.
     
  11. Fudge
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    I don't have a problem with a internal hard drive. It's a external one. Windows does not detect it (says it needs to format it) but CFG loader does. I can even load a few games. There's a file I need to remove which I think is causing the HDD to screw up. How can I remove this file? CFG loader errors when I try to delete the problematic game.
     
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    THAT INFO WOULD HAVE HELPED SOONER.

    1 - Unplug harddrive.

    2 - Restart PC.

    3 - Hold the shift key down, and plug in the harddrive while holding shift. Do not let go of shift for a few seconds.

    4 - Is it detected now?


    A file on the drive wouldn't cause it to not be detected, but filesystem corruption would. That's not a simple "delete a file" fix.
    What format is the harddrive?
     
  13. mAlvarado

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    just try with the @Raydian or @Advi options, IMO try with knoppix (as Raydian said) because slax is a good lightweight distro, but I don't know if it will allow you to delete the file you are trying to (unless you download the propper modules)

    Maybe is a logical issue with your external drive (the reason why your pc don't detect it and your wii does), and I recommend you to:

    1 dwnl, burn and run knoppix (or slax with gparted module, and the ntfs modules)
    2 copy the stuff on your external drive to your HDD
    3 format it with gparted on knoppix
    4 restore all the stuff to your drive