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Dream Cars Will Not Install!

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#1 fleamour


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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:36 PM

I was helping someone out with their computer the other day. Their little lad cannot play his favorite car game as it won't install. The error message is as follows:

Unable to open file "H:\Resources\cars.cxt" because it is already open with write permission by another user.

Anyone have any ideas?
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#2 ShrOomiN


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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:40 PM

Track the file down, using ctrl+alt+delete, or process explorer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx usually that message means the file is already open, and computers don't like that. After that you may want to check if that game is already installed via add or remove programs from the windows control panel, and uninstall it assuming it's present and then reinstall it. Or this simply could be a matter of restarting the computer and getting the file to stop running. Hope that helps.

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