can't delete files any more !!

07-10-2005, 10:34 AM
I've been using Win XP SP2 for about 6 months, everything fine.

Today a strange problem started. If I try to delete a file or folder,
in Windows Explorer or from an application, I get this error message:

Failed assertion in common.cpp at line 168
Error loading signature XML from 'sigs.xml'

Then, all desktop icons and the taskbar disappear. All I can to is
hardware reset.

I did a file search and I don't have either of those files on my

It is the same if I am in the menus and right-click on a menu item and
choose delete.

It is the same if I right-click in a desktop icon - don't get as far as
choosing Delete or anything else, just the right-click.

AVG, Ad-Aware, and Spybot turn up nothing.


can't delete files any more !!