Task Completed with Errors

badfrog88

New Member
I've been using Eraser v5.8.8 lately, when I erase my recycle bin I received the message: "Task was not completed" with the following errors:
Information:
Statistics:

Erased area = 103864 kB

Cluster tips = 493 kB



Data written = 727048 kB

Write time = 17.52 s

Write speed = 41508 kB/s

Failures:
Error: Failed to erase all (alternate) data streams from file C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RE5FFK7\Source Documents\Frazier, John Leonard Jr\Source Citation Year 1920;Census Place Park City, Summit, Utah; Roll T625_1867; Page 2B; Enumeration District 126; Image 683.jpg:Roxio EMC Stream:$DATA, it had more than one.
Error: Failed to erase all (alternate) data streams from file C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RE5FFK7\Source Documents\Frazier, John Leonard Sr\Source Citation Year 1920;Census Place Oakley, Summit, Utah; Roll T625_1867; Page 5A; Enumeration District 123; Image 622.jpg:Roxio EMC Stream:$DATA, it had more than one.
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$R38O90K.2049\ROMSetup-1.bin (Administrator privileges required)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$R38O90K.2049\ROMSetup-2.bin (Administrator privileges required)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$R38O90K.2049\ROMSetup-3.bin (Administrator privileges required)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$R38O90K.2049\ROMSetup-4.bin (Administrator privileges required)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$R38O90K.2049\ROMSetup-5.bin (Administrator privileges required)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$R38O90K.2049\ROMSetup-6.bin (Administrator privileges required)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$R38O90K.2049\ROMSetup.exe (Administrator privileges required)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RAQHK62.lnk (Access is denied.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RBQE8A3.lnk (Access is denied.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RC3R5UQ.lnk (Access is denied.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RE5FFK7\Source Documents\Frazier, John Leonard Jr\Source Citation Year 1920;Census Place Park City, Summit, Utah; Roll T625_1867; Page 2B; Enumeration District 126; Image 683.jpg:Roxio EMC Stream:$DATA (The system cannot find the path specified.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RE5FFK7\Source Documents\Frazier, John Leonard Sr\Source Citation Year 1920;Census Place Oakley, Summit, Utah; Roll T625_1867; Page 5A; Enumeration District 123; Image 622.jpg:Roxio EMC Stream:$DATA (The system cannot find the path specified.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RHX9PES.lnk (Access is denied.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RI1J8ZH.lnk (Access is denied.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RI890Q7.ini (Access is denied.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RW2SKO4.lnk (Access is denied.)
Failed: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-276707869-1045507063-2639896629-1000\$RWTZZIC.lnk (Access is denied.)
I just uninstalled and installed Eraser 6.0.7.1893. After erasing the I receive the message "Task completed with errors". I can't seem to find a log, but I suspect the same files.

How can I get this resolved?

Kent
 

DavidHB

Active Member
Well, reading the 'sticky' FAQ would be a good start :)

To read the task log, right-click on the task name in the Eraser schedule and select 'View Log'.

Your errors look pretty normal to me; the files you list would give similar results on both versions of Eraser. Eraser 6 can sometimes handle files Eraser 5 cannot deal with, but neither can handle files that are protected by the OS, or for which the current user does not have ownership rights. In future versions of Eraser, many of these unavoidable 'errors' will be listed as warnings or as information, which in my opinion is what they really are.

David
 

Joel

Active Member
This just shows that the Recycle Bin errors faced by Eraser 6 users also affected Eraser 5 users, just that few realised that it existed...
 

zhuxiangan

New Member
I just installed latest version Eraser 6.0.7.1893, and I made a folder, then I use Eraser to erase it and I still see this "Task Completed with Errors".
This is my home PC so I have the admin right.
This folder is a new folder I just created for testing.

My question is: Is the folder really been erased?

Thanks so much
Michael
 

DavidHB

Active Member
What does the Task Log say?

David
 

zhuxiangan

New Member
I already deleted the task item so I can not see the log.
Is there anyway to pull back these log information.
I find the files under these folders are deleted. But all the folders are still there.

I am wondering if all the files are really deleted. Please let me know.

I use Win 7 Professional OS.

Thanks so much for your help
Michael
 

zhuxiangan

New Member
Session: Thursday, July 01, 2010 12:05:23 PM
Thursday, July 01, 2010 12:05:23 PM Error The program does not have the required permissions to erase the unused space on disk. Run the program as an administrator and retry the operation.

OK, I try to use SW to clean unused space on C Driver and got above messages. This is my PC and I am supposed to be administer.

I use the SW on my another PC with Vista OS and it works good. I do not see such warnings.
 

DavidHB

Active Member
Users of Vista and now Windows 7, when migrating from XP, are surprised to discover that, although their user account may have administrator status, it does not run programs with administrative privileges by default, which is what happens in XP. Instead, you have to run the program explicitly as administrator. For details of how to do this, see the 'Getting to know Eraser' FAQ sticky thread.

Why the (IMO crazy) Windows security system insists that you have to have administrative privileges to erase free space on a drive is quite beyond me. Like you, I also see variations in this Windows behaviour that I cannot account for. On my Windows 7 machine, with UAC disabled, I can use most if not all Eraser functions without running elevated.

I'd guess that this same issue will also have been the cause of your earlier problem also.

David
 

Joel

Active Member
Once again I've said this somewhere else... hmm. But I can't remember where.

The three main reasons why we need Eraser to run as an administrator is
  1. Cluster tips would require write-access to the file
  2. We want to get over volume quotas
  3. We want to access the FAT/MFT
I think I've elaborated on this somewhere else.
 

zhuxiangan

New Member
Hi David,

Thanks so much for answer. I need to know if I saw such error, did the file really been erased?
I find these files are erased but all the folders are still there, there is no files under each folder.

BR
Michael
 

Joel

Active Member
Did you check the Delete Folder if Empty checkbox?
 

zhuxiangan

New Member
Did you check the Delete Folder if Empty checkbox?
No, as I did not know how to do that. And unfortunately I had deleted the folder. So I have no folder to check now.

Can you help with:
1. How to gain the administrator authority? This is my home PC, I have no ideal if I am administrator or not.
2. In my situation, how to make sure all the files are deleted.

BR
Michael
 

zhuxiangan

New Member
Hi Joe,

Another thing. I find this problem may related to size of folder. Because the one I got trouble is with big size.
And I have deleted some other folder, see no warning.

I still need your help to answer my questions above.

BR
Mike
 

DavidHB

Active Member
In response to Joel, I understand why Eraser has to do what it does; what I don't understand is why Windows creates the constraints in the first place. Preventing malware infections (if it does) by denying the prime user access to elements of his or her system just seems like a cure that is worse than the disease. The cynic in me thinks that it is really all about reducing the number of support calls, and therefore cost, at the expense of the user.

I have to say that Mikes's questions leave me somewhat confused as to whether he is trying to erase folders or free space. However, the answers to his specific questions are in the 'Getting to Know Eraser 6' sticky post in the FAQ forum, which I wrote to help all new users of the program.

David
 

Joel

Active Member
zhuxiangan said:
No, as I did not know how to do that. And unfortunately I had deleted the folder. So I have no folder to check now.
It's in the Add Data to Erase dialog. Why the folders were not removed as well would be dealt with in the Task Log. If the Task no longer exists after the erase but the folders are left behind, then it's because the task succeeded, which means that removing folders was not part of the erasure.

zhuxiangan said:
2. In my situation, how to make sure all the files are deleted.
Why do you want the files deleted? Eraser does more than delete the files. It erases the file's contents. If you just want it deleted, just delete it permanently. If you are enquiring about whether the files were erased, yes -- if they are gone they have been erased. You can always check the task log for the erasure, in any case.

zhuxiangan said:
Another thing. I find this problem may related to size of folder. Because the one I got trouble is with big size.
And I have deleted some other folder, see no warning.
Always report the Task Log when writing about erasure errors.
 

Robert46

New Member
Hi - I checked several times and confirmed that I am logged in as Administrator. That's the only USER account I have and it says clearly that I am the administrator. But, the file Tips still do not get erased, as stated in the Task Log after eash eraser try.

Please help as I have looked an can find no resolution.
 

DavidHB

Active Member
There are some system files (actually lots of them) that Windows simply will not allow even administrative users to access. On a typical C: drive, when you try to erase cluster tips, you will get tens of thousands of such error messages.

Is this a problem? In my opinion, not really. The chances that personally sensitive data will reside, and can be recovered from, one or more system file cluster tips are significantly lower than the chances of such data being recovered from other parts of the file system. The real issue users face is not that they cannot erase sensitive data, but that they do not know it exists in the first place.

David
 
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