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#1 zagnuts

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:19 AM

I cannot delete a file and popup window says "cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk" . What's with that? How to get around that. thanks Joe

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:49 AM

You could try deleting the file in safe mode.
This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computer
You will be brought to a menu where you can choose to boot into safe mode.
Make sure you choose the option without networking support.
See if you able to delete the file there.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:01 AM

Some .dll files (small programs dynamically linked with larger programs that uses them during program execution rather than being compiled with the main program) are locked and considered as in use by another program so they cannot be deleted easily. Thats why deletion in safe mode is recommended.

If you have no success in safe mode, there are several free programs available to help delete stubborn files.
Delete Doctor
DelinvFile
MoveOnBoot
Unlocker
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