Can't delete shortcut on desktop-w2k

  MichelleC 15:28 18 Dec 2005

Every time I try and delete the icon (by right-click) the screen flashes and goes to a screen with no background and it says 'Active desktop recovery'. I can't delete in safemode, scanned with 2 av's, adaware, ewido etc. It's a lexmark cartridge icon but the prog was deleted long ago.

  PA28 15:42 18 Dec 2005

You might need to use Powertoys or similar to rid yourself of this. Where does it point to if the program it refers to has gone?

Hi by the way - it must be years since we last conversed!

  VoG II 16:29 18 Dec 2005

Try Remove on Reboot from click here or this works in XP click here

  MichelleC 17:41 18 Dec 2005

No luck so far but I'll keep on trying. It's not a big prob but it's interesting to troubleshoot these things.
I've been in Kenya since April and will return in Jan.
Thanks guys.

  Ex plorer 18:08 18 Dec 2005

Hi just thought, if you create a folder on the desktop and drag the short cut into the folder and then delete the folder.


  VoG II 18:28 18 Dec 2005

Another one to try click here

  MichelleC 09:32 19 Dec 2005

The folder trick worked. Thanks. And thanks for your perseverance VoG™.

  prince midas 14:14 23 Dec 2005

The folder trick does bot work because nothing is there.

  prince midas 14:31 23 Dec 2005

Have used the program Lockit and it cannot find the folder.
Have used the Taskmgr also and it cannot find the folder. For the time being am leaving alone until someone cracks it.

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