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Microsoft Error 16

published on 24.06.2010 in Error Codes

Microsoft System Error 16 Description:

16 (0x10) The directory cannot be removed.

Explanation: The directory cannot be removed for one of the following reasons: (1) it does not exist, or the directory name is misspelled; (2) it contains files or other subdirectories; (3) it is the current directory in this session or another session that is in process, or is a directory on a drive that is not current in any session; or (4) it has the same name as a reserved device name.

Common: Yes! Error 16 is frequently experienced by millions of users.

Possible Causes: missed config settings, missing system files, wrong system settings, windows registry pile ups, delayed updates, memory errors or a corrupted system registry.

Solutions/Fix: First, try recommended simple solutions; Do one of the following, then retry the command: (1) correct the directory name; (2) remove all files and subdirectories from the directory; (3) use the Chdir command to change the current directory in all sessions that might be using it; or (4) if the directory name is the same as an installed device, remove the device, System restart, download recent Microsoft updates, system restore or backup, if those steps don’t help. Connect remotely with a qualified (computer specialist) click here. Also visit Microsoft for more information if necessary.

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