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Thread: Can't Delete A program

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    I recently downloaded some video and audio drivers for a friend.I saved them on my desktop and burned them to a cd for him.But i can't delete one of the programs it keeps telling me that's it's being used by another program.What's a good piece of software to remove this?I tried Magic Utilities And it worked on one of them but the other one won't go.

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    I would try for some Anti Virus app first.

    Arent you even a little bit curious why exactly it is on use?

    Reboting to Safe Mode and deleting from there might work,
    since it is about Drivers and them drivers dont get loaded to Safe Mode,
    at least not all.

    It could be deleted via DOS perhaps, if there'sa version out there that reads/writes NTSF.
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    The first thing you should attempt to do is to simply "reboot your system". This will end what ever process it is that is using those files and hopefully enable it so that you may delete those files alright. If that will not do the trick, then you need to isolate precisely which process it is that is utilizing the file(s) and go from there.
    Last edited by Izagaia; 12-01-2004 at 06:35 PM.

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    I tried Deleting it in safe mode that didn't work.Rebooting dont work. It's not a virus.It's a dos program.I can't find it running in the system processes either.

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    I always Use Nero Burning Rome to Delete progs that won't come off works like a charm.

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    Well, whats the exact file name?

    You could google that file name, maybe find some info if anyone else
    had similar problems.

    Btw, I think the reboot as a first choise is kinda scary if there is a
    program file a cannot delete. It could be infected with *ware.

    Also, I can think of windows file-protection causing this too.
    But why windows needs to protect it then?

    And we have to remember that hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del ie.
    Windows Task Manager dont show you all the running apps.
    Many Viri can hide that way.

    There's freeware apps available on the Net, process viewer or somesuch.

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    They are drivers i downloaded of compaq's website.They were video drivers for a compaq laptop an old 1200 series running windows me.I downloaded them on my desktop and burned them to a cd for him.I am running windows xp.Somehow this program is running and won't let me do anything with it.This is the command line line it shows under it's properties>>>C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\68usr108.exe" It say's it's a MSDos program.

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    Use this very simple utility. It's called Gipo MoveOnBoot. A great program.

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    Ok, you could DL a Process Explorer:
    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/fr.../procexp.shtml

    I think there also a Process Kill program in there, if the Process Explorer
    allready have that option.

    Then you could see if the 68usr108.exe is really running, and kill the it,
    and then delete it.
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    Thank's ,Gipo MoveOnBoot did it.IT's a great utility.

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