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I need help (XP)..

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Eacthr, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. Eacthr

    Eacthr TheCursor

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    I'll get right to the point..

    I downloaded a file, moved it, and tried to open it. I couldn't. This file is always "in use". It only sits there, I can't change it, I can't view it and most importantly, I can't delete it. Any suggestions on how to delete this file?

    Thanks in advance for all your help.
     
  2. Freon

    Freon Braaaaiinss...

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    reboot ;) it often works for me
     
  3. Eacthr

    Eacthr TheCursor

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    More clear..

    I've rebooted. Does nothing. Still in use. I've closed just about all my applications (save necessary ones) and it's still "in use." I don't know what to do!
     
  4. Freon

    Freon Braaaaiinss...

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    is it a Word doc ?
     
  5. Eacthr

    Eacthr TheCursor

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    No.

    It's a 700mb movie file.

    It's mostly a nuisance, but on a 20gb drive you need all the space you can get.
     
  6. DarkBls

    DarkBls Inf Ex-admin

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    Kill the process who own the handle and locked it ;)
     
  7. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    E, I had a tech support call JUST LIKE THIS. It's only happening on XP.

    A buncha my bud's movie files are now unplayable, he gets the exact same error your getting and such. Reboots don't work. (He's Don Juan from the room331studs).

    I have no idea what's up, it baffles me.

    Just another reason why I won't go with XP.
     
  8. RogueLeader

    RogueLeader Tama-chan says, "aurf aurf aurf!"

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    Boot to the Recovery Console and delete it.
     

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