I started downloading a game called Knight Online, but decided I no longer wanted it and cancelled the download. However the program remains on the desktop and I have tried to delete them. I get the message this program is currently in use and cannot be deleted. I used safe mode and tried to delete it but it still tells me they are in use. I have taken a screenshot of the program, which can be found below click here
Would anyone possible know how to remove them? Thanks in Regards
The icons suggest they are .exe files, but I'm not sure.
Go to c:\documents and settings\YourUserName\Desktop folder OR c:\documents and settings\All Users\Desktop folder to see if you can find their full names (if they are not shortcuts).
Open Task Mangager to see if these file names appear in the list of processes. If so, highlight them and click End Process, then delete.
If they don't appear in Task Manager, try Process Explorer to find out which process is "using" the files. click here and scroll down to the bottom to download it. Unzip, no need to install, and just double click the procexp.exe file (ignore the message about downloading symbols). It works like Task Manager but gives you more information.
Highlight a process, and look at the bottom half, for File entries. If you find the file c:\docs and settings\...\KnightOnline referred to under a process, that's the process using the file. Kill the process, then delete the file.
Or in the menu bar, click Find, Find DLL, in the box type in the name of the file KnightOnline, click Search, see if it shows what application or process is using it. If that doesn't work, try Find Handle.
Alternatively, if the files are in the YourUserName\Desktop folder, and not the All Users\Desktop folder, and you have another account with Adm privileges, you can log into the other account and delete the files.
If all else fails, boot up computer with XP CD, press R to enter Recovery Console, and at the prompt, use the del command to delete the files.