XP wont let me delete program even after changing file from read only?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Rachel and Steve, May 24, 2004.

  1. I am trying to delete a program ultravnc I had downloaded from the internet.
    I tried uninstalling it but it still loads at start up. I tried to delete
    the program itself but XP doesn't let me states that the disk is write
    protected. (the file is under program files on the C drive). I changed the
    programs attributes from read only but it still won't delete?

    Any suggestions?


    Rachel and Steve, May 24, 2004
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  2. Rachel and Steve

    philo Guest

    either take it out of startup

    or remove it from startup using msconfig

    then reboot and you should be able to delete it

    however...you may have to clean it's entries out of the registry

    or perform a system restore
    philo, May 25, 2004
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  3. Rachel and Steve

    Rodney Kelp Guest

    What Windows needs is a SuperDelete program that deletes no matter what is
    going on with the file, weather or not it is in use, protected or otherwise
    occupied. A program that deletes the fricken program; screw the
    consequences. If someone writes such a program and sells it for $5.00 they
    will make a million in no time.
    You can make a boot disk with XP and boot to dos and kill it if you know how
    to manuver in a dos prompt.
    Rodney Kelp, May 25, 2004
  4. Rachel and Steve

    Rodney Kelp Guest

    they could call it the JoeBornstien delete program. "we mean business!"
    Rodney Kelp, May 25, 2004
  5. Thanks I got around the problem by reinstalling the program, killing the
    active process with taskmanager and then doing an uninstall, this time it


    Rachel and Steve, May 25, 2004
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