What is a system restore?

Question

I mistakenly drug my whole "System 32" file in windows explorer to my CDRW file to copy is so I could install Direct X 9.0 onto another computer in my house that is not on line (I know now that I should not have done that...). So know I have System 32 where it should be and also in the "waiting to be copied to a CD" folder.

My computer now will not get rid of the System 32 file from the "you have files waiting to be written to a CD" folder. I did successfully copy this file to a CD, but now it wont leave the folder. Now, when I want to put anything else on CD (data, Pictures, music, etc) the computer makes me copy the System 32 file with the other items (which severly limits the room on the CD because the System 32 file is soo large).

I have tried deleting/removing/sending the file back/ but nothing works. It looks like the file starts to delete itself from the "waiting to write to a CD" file, but after it starts, a window pops up saying I cannot delete a particular file within System 32. I have also tried restoring my computer to a date earlier than when I made this fatal mistake, but that also did not change anything.

Is there a way around this or am I stuck? I really dont want to take my system back to its original delivered condition. Sony Vaio support has been no help...

Thanks,

william

Answer

This question was answered on December 2, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Will if you do a system restore you will be able to delete the file if not i advise that you remove and reinstall the software over to erase the file or you can go to the properties and if it says its a read only file you can change it and it will be able to erase

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 2, 2003