Cant delete or move file

  LALAS 19:52 03 Mar 2006

i started downloading a .exe file (a self extract win rar file) from a trusted source to my desktop and thought i had deleted it. When I started my PC it is there as a file with 0 bytes. When I try to delete it i receive a message "It is being used by another program or person"

i have checked by ctr+alt+del and nothing is running and there is no other user logged on to the PC (running xp pro)

Help please.

  rawprawn 19:56 03 Mar 2006

Delete it in safe mode. Keep Tapping F8 when booting to get into safe mode.

  LALAS 20:01 03 Mar 2006

But it still didnt work.

is safe mode the same as selecting diagnotic mode from msconfig??

  VoG II 20:05 03 Mar 2006
  rawprawn 20:05 03 Mar 2006

It should be but try it my way.

  rawprawn 20:08 03 Mar 2006

Thats a nice one, I haven't seen that before.

  LALAS 20:14 03 Mar 2006

failed miserably.

Thanks for the suggestion

  helmetshine 20:17 03 Mar 2006

Could always try thisclick here

  LALAS 20:22 03 Mar 2006

A combination of safe mode and unlocker.

Rebooted in safe mode and still wouldnt delete. Tried Unlocker in safemode. It still couldnt delete but claimed it could on next reboot.

Restarted and jobs a good un.

Thanks to all

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