Can't Delete A file

  peterleay 13:08 06 Mar 2008
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I d/loaded a file which turned out to be a VTS_01_2 mpeg file [1,048,544kb], which I can't play. But I cannot delete it! It goes through the process but never progresses. I left it "deleting" for 3 hours, but it wouldn't delete. It then manages to turn the screen a misty white and I then cannot open any other Windows file unless I re-boot. I've scanned the actual file 3/4 times, and my entire hard drive and there seems to be no virus. So how the hell do I delete the damn thing?

  VoG II 13:10 06 Mar 2008

Try Unlocker click here

  pimpers 13:20 06 Mar 2008

Have you tired system restore?

Pimpers.

  peterleay 13:34 06 Mar 2008

VoG -- d/loaded 'Unlocker' and it reported that it couldn't find an unlock handle, but did I want to delet it. I clicked on delet,and it moved it to the recycle bin - but the bin has been trying to delete it for last 14 minutes! Shouldn't take that long should it?

pimpers - I thought of that and will try it if deletion unsuccessful.

  mfletch 13:38 06 Mar 2008

Restart you computer into safe mode and remove/delete the folder,

Reboot into SAFE MODE

1/Click Start and then click Turn Off Computer.
2/In the Turn Off Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.
3/As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8 repeatedly.
4/Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
5/If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
Note: If Windows launches before you can choose a safe mode, restart your computer and try again
PS/ Sometimes it maybe the F5 key

  cocteau48 13:40 06 Mar 2008

Using Unlocker:
Click Delete and then reboot.
After reboot the offending file has (usually) gone.

  VoG II 13:47 06 Mar 2008

Or possibly click here

  recap 13:54 06 Mar 2008

To delete a file without it going in to the Recycle bin, hold the Shift key down then select Delete.

  Stuartli 14:46 06 Mar 2008

recap's suggestion also works with e-mails that can't be deleted using the standard Delete button or right click menu option.

  baldtaco 15:07 06 Mar 2008
  rawprawn 15:51 06 Mar 2008

Use CMD Prompt,click here
and scroll down for instructions

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