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Can't Delete Download Off The Desktop

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#1 ryan_w_quick


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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:38 PM

I think this is the right place to ask this...

I downloaded a flash bio upgrade from dell's website, because I have a Dell. I put it on my desktop and installed the bios and fallowed all the directions. Now, it won't let me delete it. Here is the exact message.

"Cannot delete (filename): It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the program and try again."

Now, I am the only username on this computer and there are no other programs opened. I opened task manager and there was nothing running. So, is there any thing in the registry I can do to delete this downloaded file, or is there something else? All the help I can get is greatly appreciated.
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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:41 PM

First I would try booting into safe mode and try to delete it. Hit your F8 key repeatedly at boot up and choose 'safe mode' when prompted.

If that does not work, there are programs I can suggest that will help you, but they may not be needed.

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