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Can't delete, move or rename a file on me desktop


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SirWill

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I download a drivers file to me desktop and now I can't get rid of it. I'm getting the floolwing error.

<Can't not delete 5464j131: It is being used by another person or program. Close any program that might be using the fileand try again.>

I opened the task manager and closed everything that I could without crashing the system. I also made sure that there where no other programs currently running. This is one one profile on the computer.

Any ideas?
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what exactly did you do to get this file on your desktop?
i'm gonna assume you went to a website and downloaded a driver package (was it zipped?) and extracted the actual driver files to your desktop...then installed the drivers that way...correct?

if so...you will have to uninstall the drivers for the hardware... then delete the file...then RE-Extract the files to a folder elsewhere on your computer (like c:\drivers)
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I down loaded a <.exe> driver file that I was going to copy to a floppy, but as it turned out I did not need the file at all. It never got opened, moved, or copied. I later tried to deleted the file because I had no need for it and that is when the above issue started. (AKA can't delete the file etc.)

Edited by SirWill, 08 June 2006 - 04:42 PM.

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I down loaded a <.exe> driver file that I was going to copy to a floppy, but as it turned out I did not need the file at all. It never got opened, moved, or copied. I later tried to deleted the file because I had no need for it and that is when the above issue started. (AKA can't delete the file etc.)

Hi, if you did not install it then try system restore to a time befor your
down load
Hit,Start, all programs, Accessories, system tools, system
Restore, restore my comnputer to an earlier time
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I tried a system restore and it failed in restoring the system to an earlier date(s).

Edited by SirWill, 08 June 2006 - 05:45 PM.

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I tried a system restore and it failed in restoring the system to an earlier date(s).

how about delete from safe mode?
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I tried a system restore and it failed in restoring the system to an earlier date(s).

how about delete from safe mode?

do you have hijackthis? if you do in there misc tools,system tools you can
delete a file on reboot, check it out.
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Hi SirWill...

Try Move On Boot...this app will usually get the difficult ones.

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Safe Mode was a no-go
Hijack This could not find a reference to the file in question
Move-on-Boot vaporized it with out breaking a sweat!

Much Thanks to everyone for you help!
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Glad to help! :whistling:
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