Hard drive swap and mystery file

  Hogwarts 10:20 12 May 2006

I want to install a larger hard drive on my son's PC and have tried (unsuccessfully) to clone the existing HD. Drive Image 7 (used before) didn't work and MAXBLAST 4 failed to copy all the files and suggested Scandisk + Defrag. I have run CHKDSK & Defrag but get the same error.
I have deleted a number of large files to reduce the size but have found a file that will not delete. It is a 394,475KB video clip (Incomplete) and I get the message - can't delete, file being used by another person or programme. I have scanned with McAfee, Pest Patrol and Spybot with no result.
I could format the drive and restore the backup but would be left with the same problem.

Any suggestions please?

  johnnyrocker 10:26 12 May 2006

try deleting in safe mode? are you sure the figures are correct it seems a very large file for being incomplete.


  JoeC 10:36 12 May 2006

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  Hogwarts 09:01 13 May 2006

Thanks for the help. I used Unlocker in case there were any other files and, after another failed attempt I've succeeded to swap the drive using MaxBlast 4 (Windows). I guess the lesson is to use up to date software.

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