I've got a file on my computer (a .jpg image) that the explorer can see, and when I use the DOS prompt "DIR" the file is listed, but any attempts to access the file, either thru the Explorer or DOS prompt, causes the computer to freeze up for 10 minutes, and when everything unlocks, there's usually an error. For example, when I tried to replace the file with another file of the same name, I got the usual "File already exists. Overwrite?", I click yes, computer freezes, then comes back with "File exists. Use a different name." All attempts to delete, rename, overwrite, or move the file results is a lockup, and the file remains. I'm guessing, since the Explorer can see it, the file pointer is still in the index, but the actual memory where that's pointing to is corrupted/bad/non-existant.
chkdsk (full version) did not fix it.
How do I delete this file?
I'm running Windows 2000, SP2.
Edited by livewire, 02 April 2006 - 08:07 PM.