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 Post subject: File won't delete!!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:16 pm 
Thunderbird
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I have an .exe file on the WinXP desktiop that won't delete!! It says it being used (seemingly by "system idle process" because its CPU usage is at 99%, and I can't terminate that process.) How can I forcibly delete this file? I've tried recovery console and it won't run the delete command.

BTW: This file is an old DOS game file that's actually .prj that I renamed to .exe. So it's a totally useless file. But I can't delete it! :(


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If you can't do it through a command prompt, reboot in safe mode and delete the bugger.


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One4yu2c wrote:
If you can't do it through a command prompt, reboot in safe mode and delete the bugger.


How do I get safe mode?


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When rebooting, hold down F8 and you should be brought to a prompt asking if you wish to boot into safe mode.


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Finally took care of that mofo! Thanks! :wink:


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Welcome ts, glad to hear it :)


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