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Deleting Stuff Of My Pc


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#1 frett

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:04 PM

i am trying to delete a game program off my pc and a message keeps coming up saying it cant because another person or program is using it and that is impossible. i have tried everything i know which amounts to very little so any help would be apreciated.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:57 PM

Have you tried to delete it while in safe mode? :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 03:00 PM

Use a program that will delete the files(s) before the computer boots your OS - a move or delete on boot program. An easy, great program that I use for such instances is Gipo Move on Boot. Just open the program, select the files for deletion and restart. If you need a more comprehensive explanation or tutorial, please feel free to post and I will write one accordingly. Cheers.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:37 PM

Doing it in Safe Mode should do it.
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:42 PM

d3k0y - is killbox similar to/is that? or completely unrelated?
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:15 PM

I havent really used killbox before...probably because I have always used Gipo and it has served its purpose. I read about it a little and it sounds like it accomplishes the same task with a slightly different means. Killbox (from my limited understanding) tries to find the process that is using the file, ends it, and then allows you to delete the file. This would not require a reboot. It also sounds a bit safer (but less capable) than Gipo. Gipo marks a file for deletion, reboots, and deletes the file before the OS even loads. This means you can delete anything. Killbox may not allow you to do that because it probably wont allow you to delete a file that is required for the OS to continue running. But, again, I am not sure. Thanks for the suggestion though...I'll try Killbox out...sounds a bit safer and may not require a reboot. Cheers.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:18 AM

k cool

alternatly frett - u can also use a bootcd to delete the file - www.ubcd4win.com

goodluck!
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