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undeletable avi file

  • AVI
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
May 11, 2005 4:22:30 AM

I downloaded this avi file and I can't delete it. Whenever I right-click on it my pc slows way down; even if I attempt to open the folder containing the avi file, my pc slows down. I tried to open it in windows media player but it said unable to open -- it said it could be a codec issue. The avi file said DivX, so I figured Divx player could open it -- but when I tried to, nothing happens.

Athlon64 Newcastle, 2800+, 640KB Cache, 1800 MHz
MSI K8M Neo-V, VIA K8M800 + 8237 chipset
Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600 256MB

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May 11, 2005 5:23:32 AM

You can try downloading the latest free version of Quicktime. You might be able to view it then. If still no luck, run an antivirus scan via <A HREF="" target="_new">Housecall</A>.

Good luck.
May 11, 2005 11:41:16 AM

boot into safe mode. If you <i>still</i> can't delete it, press alt-ctrl-del in safe-mode and end a tase called Explorer. Now, start a new task from the task manager you brought up (File > New Task(Run)) and type "cmd".

Navigate to the folder using dos commands and delete in from within the command prompt.

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May 11, 2005 5:00:10 PM

Welcome to my Shed of Pleasure
May 12, 2005 4:10:52 AM

Read dsad's thread below ...

<b>"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."</b> <b>Hunter S. Thompson, <b><i> Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i>, 1965.</b>