How do I delete protected operating system files in Windows XP?
Thanks for any help.
For anyone that seriously wants to know the long drawn out story of WHY I would want to do this, then so be it:
A long time ago I partitioned my hard drive into four partitions, using partition magic 8. Later on I took the last two drives and merged them to my D drive leaving me with two partitions. But what was left on drive D were two folders saying "contents of old drive." I looked inside them and found nothing except for a system file called "system volume information."
To this day there is nothing inside those folders except protected operating system files. I tried a few methods of deleting them like turning system restore off, but sadly didn't work.
All I want to do is delete those two folders that contain useless protected operating system files from partitions that don't exist any more.
I found the solution:
You are supposed to delete them in system recovery console, but before you go into that you're supposed to change some settings in windows, heres a link:
Problem solved. =)
Thanks for trying. =) I appreciate it.