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I downloaded Ubuntu with wubi-installer on my Windows 7 machine but after restarting PC and booting in Ubuntu installer my PC shuts down while installing because my laptops battery was gone empty I forgot to plug in my adapter so Ubuntu fails to install, then I booted in Windows 7 to uninstall Ubuntu from add/remove programs en reinstall but the uninstaller did not fully remove the files I still have I folder in my c:/Ubuntu when I double click on that folder my explorer.exe stops responding and than I need to open the task manager to kill the explorer.exe process and restart it and right clicking does the same thing I can't do anything with c:/Ubuntu folder to reinstall Ubuntu with wubi.

I have used unlocker1. 9 to remove the folder but I get an error saying Error 0x8007045D: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error HUH!

EDIT: Okay I fixed my problem after following this instruction!

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closed as too localized by Ringtail, Anwar Shah, Stephen Myall, fossfreedom Oct 23 '12 at 10:46

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It looks as if your Windows FS is corrupted. We cannot help with that as it is not Ubuntu-specific, it it is that case. I will not vote to close, and I do not recommend anyone else does yet. –  hexafraction Oct 19 '12 at 23:19

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In Windows 7 open Windows Powershell. Once the shell is open try the following:

cd C:\
rmdir ubuntu 

If you can do that then it should be fine and removed. If both deleting it through explorer, using software and command prompt fails then it might be a bad sector on the disk. This means that you may have to format the disk which also means re-installing windows.

Try it and let me know how it goes. :)

EDIT: Try it, minus the drive reformat. I don't think we're there yet.

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i got the following error :( Remove-Item : The request could not be performed because of an error in an I/O device. At line:1 char:6 + rmdir <<<< ubuntu + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\ubuntu:String) [Remove-Item], IOException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RemoveItemIOError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand –  DeeJaVu Oct 19 '12 at 20:51
The only other thing I can think of is booting Windows into SafeMode and trying to delete it then. If not then like I say you may need to reformat the disk which means re-installing Windows. –  lordqwerty Oct 19 '12 at 20:54
i already try it in safemode but does not work i just renamed "ubuntu" to "ubuntuerror" with a program called lockhunter and now i can install ubuntu again. Thanks for your help. –  DeeJaVu Oct 19 '12 at 20:59
you are a Computer Science Student at the University of Surrey bla bla bla and you asked me to reformat the drive but i fixed using disk check !. i think you need to learn more about Computer Science lol –  DeeJaVu Oct 23 '12 at 3:43
I'm a scientist. I don't work in IT Services nor do I use Windows much. You shouldn't be so rude to someone who is just trying to help you. –  lordqwerty Oct 23 '12 at 7:24

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