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Software making files with a weird space ___file.inf

Q: Software making files with a weird space ___file.inf

Sup all

Hi i am testing a hdd software and for some reason when i backup a hdd information i get a file with a space ___file.inf, i know is not my windows cause everything else is working fine, i know is the software, BUT what i can search in the files of the software to fix that, what controls the letters of a file and spaces.

Sorry for the weird question. Forgot to mention works good on WINXP, so it has to be something on WIN7.


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A: Software making files with a weird space ___file.inf

Whats the name of the software, and what does it do exactly?
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I've been using CCleaner for some time. The link is in my sig.
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A:Shredding / Wiping software cannot wipe 10,000 Free Disc Space Files!

Give this one a go, select the DoD 7 passes, and then try and find something

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A:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1

HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

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my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics

We could use a screenshot of your disk management console

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Which fan is making the noise I.E case fan/cpu fan/psu fan?

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There is HDD-Regenerator from to revive harddisks.
Works off a bootable floppy, so you could put that HD in as Master and disconnect any other HDs.
You can D/L a trialversion first to see if it 'finds' that HD.

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You could also try IBM's own utilities (disk fitness test) to test the drive.
See the sticky at the top of this forum.

But I think you have another DeathStar!
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Dear Rylesdavis,

I would first give it a try to save your important data:
- download on another pc Ubuntu ISO ( )
- burn the ISO on a cdrom with Deepburner ( )
- boot from the cdrom and make sure you select the Ubuntu LiveCD options (don't install Ubuntu, but run it from the cdrom)
- when it is started copy important data to a large USB stick and after that to another computer until you got it all

When your data is safe you can try to do a scan and recovery with other software(For example by booting with Hiren's BootCD ( ) or Ultimate BootCD ( )) or you could try to reinstall Windows.

A new harddrive for a laptop costs about 55 EUR for 80++GB, but prices may be different depending on your location.

Good luck!
Kindest regards,
Marcel -
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Sounds like either the harddrive or a CD-ROM. Try removing all CDs that may be in the trays and see if the sound continues.

How often does this sound occur?
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What should i do??

A:Computer constantly freezing and making weird noises

Quote: Originally Posted by heltei15

Hi, i'm having a really bothersome problem here, my computer is shutting down sometimes or either freezing and making weirds noises where i can't move even the mouse and i need to hard boot.

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We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

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* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
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A:SATA Hard Drive making weird noises

Is it a kind of clunking sound ? Some times when you hard boot a drive the disk platters get damaged from the heads, sound like this is what has happened to your drive.

I am no expert but there are a few here who might be able to give you more info, but it reads to me like you have damaged your hard drive sorry man.

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