At that point, you may as well give up if you're the one having the problem. You're never going to get an answer. Your original post now has a reply and that means that none of the super-geeks will look at it. There is no way to delete that because you have disabled that function. You can't post again because that's against the rules, too. In essence, it is the kiss of death as far as getting help here is concerned.
So, in an additional seven hours of working at it, I fixed the problem. It's not elegant and I'm sure I left too many pieces lying around. But at least I have control of my computer back.
It would be handy if you folks would figure out a way around this problem. The easiest would be to allow users to delete their own posts. I'm a forum manager and know that you can do that with the software you're using, because I use Invision on one of the forums I run. It sure would have beat fumbling around all day trying to find answers, and I'll bet I'm not the only one that ever fell into this trap.