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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:50 pm 
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Everytime I install a new program I've been getting an error message everytime the program is done installing and its along the lines of this: Unable to delete [filename] from C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Temp ... access denied. Thanks for any help with this problem.

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Windows XP Pro
1 Gig RAM
60 Gig HDD (OS is on a 40 Gig Partion)
P4 2.4 GHz


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:49 pm 
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I would maybe try to boot in safe mode and empty the temp folder.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:44 pm 
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close all un-needed processes

then try safe mode...


in worst case senerio, you could use a live-cd of linux (knoppix, etc) and get around in the current HDD


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:04 am 
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the way i delete files that wont let me delete them even after a reboot is this:

1. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to go to Task Manager
2. Go to Processes tab
3. Select explorer.exe and then the End Process button
4. Go to the Applications tab on Task Manager
5. Click the New Task button
6. Click the Browse button
7. Select All Files in the pull down menu
8. Browse to the file(s) that's giving you a problem
9. Select it and delete it
10. Click the cancel button
11. Click the New Task button again
12. Type "explorer" without the quotes in the box
13. Click the OK button

It's generally best to restart after this, cuz a lot of the stuff that was running in the taskbar will no longer have icons, but it's not necessary. I only know this works with XP Pro, but it should work with XP Home and 2K also.


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