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    cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

    I am getting "cannot delete file.. cannot read from source file or disk" error message? How can I delete a particular file? Thanks for any info.

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    Re: cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

    I think that the entries might be corrupt. It is suggested that you should have a backup if there is something wrong with Chkdsk. So, try to go to Start > Run > CHKDSK /F > OK > Y > and then Restart computer.

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    Check the below link on how to delete undeletable file:

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_undeletable_file.htm

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    Re: cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

    I know these are older posts, but I had the same issue today and solved it via the info in this link

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