Can´t delete that F****ng file!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by WiZZie, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. WiZZie

    WiZZie Guest

    I have a file that I can´t delete!

    Every time I try to do it, I get a error msg saying that it can´t be deleted because someone else or/and a program is using it.

    There is no other user and there is no other program using that file!

    And that´s not all, when I have tryed the above the CPU goes to a 100% (process: explorer) and stays there until I log out/restarts.

    Anyone had a similar/same problem?
  2. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    You're getting that message because a program is using the file. Most likely, there's a service or program set to run on start-up, and that is what's using the file. Your easiest way to delete the file is to start up in safe-mode and delete it then. If that doesn't work, more drastic measures can be taken later. But try that for now.
  3. WiZZie

    WiZZie Guest

    Thanks a lot! It did the trick, it went a way easy in safe mode.

    You are my hero for now! :D