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Cannot delete a file from XP


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kramerd1506

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I have a 700+ MB .avi file that I would like to delete. Whenever I try to delete it in Windows XP, my machine becomes VERY sluggish. When I open the task manager, I can see that my machine's CPU is pegged at 100% under the "Explorer" process.

It will remain that way indefinitely. I tried using a DOS utility called forcedel after a fresh reboot and get an error that the file is locked, write-protected or in use by another application, which it isn't (that I can tell). How can I delete the file?
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make sure that the file isn't write protected...then boot into safemode with command line support (i think that's what it's called) and try to delete it from the command line..
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http://www.snapfiles...moveonboot.html or try that program
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Deleting the file from the command line in safe mode worked. Thank you. :tazz:
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