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Old 05-31-2006, 05:08 PM   #1
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Hey all, i started download the paradise poker file, and i quit before it finished but it left a file on my desktop that i can't delete.

When i try to delete it, it sais that it's being used by another person or program.

When i try to run it, it sais not a valid win32 application.

There's nothing in my add/remove programs, registry, hard drive. So does anybody have an idea as to how to get rid of this file.
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: File i can't delete

restart, and delete the file then.
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: File i can't delete

tried that i've restarted the comp since i downloaded the file still won't delete.

Or should i restart then delete the file right away..
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boot in safe mode and try to delete maybe
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
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Default Re: File i can't delete

i'll give that a try cileskot, and tell you how it went in a few minutes.

It didn't work, i couldnt' delete it in safe mode either.
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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Try renaming the file to try and trick windows xp into deleting it...it's worked for me before.
http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-delete-xp.html
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:06 PM   #7
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Yeah Tommy that worked great. I took your advice from computertalk. Thanks again
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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What we're you DL'ing it with? If it was a P2P or torrent, make sure those programs are closed
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Good job! Some spyware does this aswell. If it doesn't let you rename it and says you must first exit, try BruteForce uninstaller.
http://www.merijn.org/files/bfu.zip
You can set it to remove a file before windows loads, and other usefull operations to remove such problems, works well with spyware!
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Thanks all for your help. I downloaded it off there website but i stopped it before it finished.

I downloaded removeonboot and that took it away.
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