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Error message--> Movefile failed Code 32

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#1 gnatattack


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:28 PM

WOW, has this problem been driving me buggers all day. I've been attempting to download various software programs, including "Registry Mechanic" (yes... ironic isn't it) and keep getting the following error message:

C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\Activate.dll

An error occurred while trying to rename a file in the destination directory:
Movefile Failed, Code 32
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

Click to retry again, Ignore (not recommended), or Abort to cancel installation.

Phooey, what a headache!! Lots of Goole searching, and what few hits I turn up seem to be virtually useless. Most hits seem to indicate a problem with Bitdefender. I do not have Bitdefenderalthough I did use their on-line scanning process just last week. Drove me crazy looking for a clue in program files, etc. Finally went to Internet Options where it gave me the option to "delete the Bitdefender on-line scanner" which accomplished absolutely nothing whatsoever. Oh, woe is me. :-( ... Anyway... a couple of those google hits also suggested that Bitdefender would possibly cause --->> bdss.exe that could be the culprit. Embarassed to concede I wasn't sure how to proceed at that point to even delete or somehow negate the "bdss.exe" problem IF that even has anything to do with it.

I'm running on Windows XP. And I did manage to download CCleaner and give that route a shot to no avail.

Does anybody have some thoughts/had prev probs with this??? If so, please feel free to walk me through this like a 10-year-old. Much obliged!!!

Edited by gnatattack, 10 December 2008 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:05 AM

This error is related to installed antivirus, antispyware, or behavior Guard type software on a machine. I was able to get rid of the message and complete installation on a friend's machine by "suspending" PC Tools' "Threatfire." Norton is another one that will do the same thing, however, on selective machines.

After done installing, you may re-enable the program and the installed application will work fine.

None of the other solutions that were suggested by other forums worked for me either. Remember, cleaning up registry will, most probably cause more harm then good. Good luck.

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