cannot delete program in startup folder

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mike245, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Mike245

    Mike245 Guest

    This is a little odd, its a simple .exe, yet even in safe mode and
    logged in different admin users I get "cannot be deleted because another
    program is using this." I shut down all apps and most services and
    still got this error. Any ideas? XP SP2

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    Mike245, Sep 1, 2004
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    Fred Guest

    A little more information? What is the file name? Have you tried a search
    for the file name on google? It sounds like it may possibly be a
    spyware/trojan file, since it doesn't want to be deleted.

    Fred.

    "Mike245" <> wrote in message
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    > This is a little odd, its a simple .exe, yet even in safe mode and
    > logged in different admin users I get "cannot be deleted because another
    > program is using this." I shut down all apps and most services and
    > still got this error. Any ideas? XP SP2
    >
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    > Mike
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    Fred, Sep 1, 2004
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  3. Mike245

    °Mike° Guest

    How do I delete an 'undeletable' file
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del


    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 15:47:22 GMT, in
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    Mike245 scrawled:

    >This is a little odd, its a simple .exe, yet even in safe mode and
    >logged in different admin users I get "cannot be deleted because another
    >program is using this." I shut down all apps and most services and
    >still got this error. Any ideas? XP SP2


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    Deano Plenty Guest

    Do an internet search for Delete Doctor v2.0 it's a free program.
    "Mike245" <> wrote in message
    news:eamZc.82033$9d6.14955@attbi_s54...
    > This is a little odd, its a simple .exe, yet even in safe mode and logged
    > in different admin users I get "cannot be deleted because another program
    > is using this." I shut down all apps and most services and still got this
    > error. Any ideas? XP SP2
    >
    > --
    > Mike
    > Block Banner Ads Now
    > http://everythingisnt.com/hosts.html
     
    Deano Plenty, Sep 2, 2004
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