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#1 Surma

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:11 PM

Okay, heres the story from the beginning.

I have been trying to access various files from an 11 year old game. I decided to explore a program called playuv.exe which i believe is for playing in-game movies outside of the game (its in a folder called movies). I just ran it, a cmd window opened and some text zoomed by. I presumed it to be a "how to use" describing the different flags. So i opened cmd, ran it and rerouted the output to another file, a .txt file, using the > symbol. But i made a mistake, i wrote .exe instead of .txt. No biggy i thought, il erase it later, so i changed it to .txt, it worked and i read through the results. But when i wanted to delete the .exe file it said that some other program was using it. deleting from cmd gave the same results. How do i remove it? Note that its not a real program file, since its not compiled. its just plaintext in a .exe file.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:30 PM

Have you tried taking ownership of the file first?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:56 PM

Didnt even have a security tab in properties. I believe that some while ago i managed to get into something resembling dos, when i interrupted normal startup procedure. I think i got into the select boot device screen and clicked exit (could have been network bios also). From there, maybe i could delete it? Would some recovery console startup maybe work? It might be so that windows thinks that explorer or something is using it.
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Manufacturer:HP Pavilion 061 CPU:Intel Pentium 4 640, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) RAM: 1024MB Motherboard:Asus PTGD1-LA Chipset:Intel Grantsdale i915P HDD:Main256GB Ext512GB Video:Radeon X600 Series Internet:DSL 2mb/s OS:Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Firefox+IExplorer AVG Internet Security




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