delete proble please assist

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by xenon1, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. xenon1

    xenon1 Guest

    I was using a capter program , it did not work to my requirments so i uninstalled it.
    It left a lot of mJpeg and avi file in the diretory .
    when i try and detete them a message shows:
    The file is being use sby some person or program, close down the program and try again.

    how can i get them out of my hard drive.???????
  2. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

    London, UK
    Either reboot and then go back and delete them or use Task Manager to end the program that is stopping you deleting them.

    I'd go for the first long as you remember where the files are.
  3. xenon1

    xenon1 Guest


    re boot does nothig to cure the problem
    task manager shows no program active
    remember i have uninstalled it

    thanks for the suggestions
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    This is from yesterday. :) Take ya pick.
  5. xenon1

    xenon1 Guest

    thanks bu still

    tried all that opened and closed every viewer in the system then exery capture program
    shut down and restarted 2 times.

    what else is there.
  6. Cairo

    Cairo Guest

    try a reinstall the uninstall again may work
  7. johngrsr

    johngrsr Guest


    The obnoxious bug in XP that causes Explorer to read the entire contents of broken AVI files before allowing any access to them is caused by bad behavior of shmedia.dll.

    This problem manifests itself by causing Explorer to read the entire contents of an AVI file, regarless of its size or location any time the mouse pointer is hovered over it, or an attempt is made to access it in windows explorer. This causes 'permission denied' errors when trying to simply move, copy or delete these files as they cannot be changed while Explorer has an open handle on them.

    This also causes a DoS situation where large AVI's are stored on remote shares and Explorer keeps reading the files from beginning to end each time they are accessed.

    To correct this misbehavior in Windows XP, remove the following registry key.


    This will prevent Explorer from loading shmedia.dll in response to file property queries on these files. This will not effect your ability to play files, get file attributes, or even view thumbnails. Say goodbye to all explorer.exe 100% CPU issues.
  8. xenon1

    xenon1 Guest

    gee thanks I think

    I realy appreciate that try , took a bit to find it and its out.

    the problem is the files are still hanging about .
  9. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands