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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 6:59:02 AM

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I have a 700 mb media file on my computer, which I obtained from a friend on
the internet, that I wish to delete. The file itself does not work when i
double click on it, instead, my cpu performence immediately drops and I have
to restart the compute. Curiously, I notice that whenever i click on it (even
right click/single left click), the problem is the same. My cpu load
increases to 100 %, and it never drops. I always have to restart the
computer. I doubt this is some virus, mainly because of the file size and
that I have experienced this with small picture files as well, such as jpg.
The even weirder thing is, when i try to delete this 700 mb large file, i
receive an error message, indicating that this program is already in use by
another application and that I cannot delete it. I have tried system restore,
but this also did not work, as this file simply refuses to be deleted, even
when i restore my system to a much earlier date, i.e. before the file was
obtained.

In short, i wish to delete this file forever from my p.c. and everytime i
try to do so, i get the same message, i.e. that it is being used by another
file or program. It is a waste of space on my hard drive, and always makes me
feel awkward, knowing that a non-functioning, resource eating file is on my
hard drive.

I will explain in detail exactly all i know about this file.

It is a windows media file. Whether i double click on it, single click, or
right click, the result is the same (massive drop in performance, forcing me
to reboot). As long as i dont point my mouse near it, the performance of my
p.c. seems fine. Whenever i double click on this file, the windows media
interface starts to load, but no image (followed by horrific drop in cpu
performence). I do not receive any error messages, unless I try to delete the
file. System restore does not work. Safe Mode does not work. I notice this
same problem with a picture file I have, which does happen to work, but the
cpu performance drops shortly after.

I wish to delete this file, and would appreciate any suggestions from
anybody. If you wish to email me, please do so to alphaprima@hotmail.com

I very much appreciate any suggestions/explanations/questions by anyone.

I doubt this is a major problem for the veterans, but for me this is a very
frustrating issue.

Regards,

Ron.

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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 9:05:06 AM

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It would be best to boot into Safe Mode, search for the folder,
then delete it.

A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315222&Product=winxp

How to Delete A File That Is Seemingly "Undeletable"
http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm

--
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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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"Ron" wrote:

| I have a 700 mb media file on my computer, which I obtained from a friend on
| the internet, that I wish to delete. The file itself does not work when i
| double click on it, instead, my cpu performence immediately drops and I have
| to restart the compute. Curiously, I notice that whenever i click on it (even
| right click/single left click), the problem is the same. My cpu load
| increases to 100 %, and it never drops. I always have to restart the
| computer. I doubt this is some virus, mainly because of the file size and
| that I have experienced this with small picture files as well, such as jpg.
| The even weirder thing is, when i try to delete this 700 mb large file, i
| receive an error message, indicating that this program is already in use by
| another application and that I cannot delete it. I have tried system restore,
| but this also did not work, as this file simply refuses to be deleted, even
| when i restore my system to a much earlier date, i.e. before the file was
| obtained.
|
| In short, i wish to delete this file forever from my p.c. and everytime i
| try to do so, i get the same message, i.e. that it is being used by another
| file or program. It is a waste of space on my hard drive, and always makes me
| feel awkward, knowing that a non-functioning, resource eating file is on my
| hard drive.
|
| I will explain in detail exactly all i know about this file.
|
| It is a windows media file. Whether i double click on it, single click, or
| right click, the result is the same (massive drop in performance, forcing me
| to reboot). As long as i dont point my mouse near it, the performance of my
| p.c. seems fine. Whenever i double click on this file, the windows media
| interface starts to load, but no image (followed by horrific drop in cpu
| performence). I do not receive any error messages, unless I try to delete the
| file. System restore does not work. Safe Mode does not work. I notice this
| same problem with a picture file I have, which does happen to work, but the
| cpu performance drops shortly after.
|
| I very much appreciate any suggestions/explanations/questions by anyone.
|
| I doubt this is a major problem for the veterans, but for me this is a very
| frustrating issue.
|
| Regards,
|
| Ron.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 3:10:03 AM

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Hi thanks for that reply. I read the website on how to delete files, but the
problem is, the file name is called "The Ring 2.avi" so every time i try to
delete it, such as "del The Ring 2.avi" it says file "the" not found.

If i delete a single filename that only is a single name, it works. But if i
try to delete any file that has multiple words and a space inbetween, it
doesn't work. What must i do to delete a file name with multiple words with
spaces in between, such as "The users guide.doc" or something like this?

Thanks

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> It would be best to boot into Safe Mode, search for the folder,
> then delete it.
>
> A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315222&Product=winxp
>
> How to Delete A File That Is Seemingly "Undeletable"
> http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Ron" wrote:
>
> | I have a 700 mb media file on my computer, which I obtained from a friend on
> | the internet, that I wish to delete. The file itself does not work when i
> | double click on it, instead, my cpu performence immediately drops and I have
> | to restart the compute. Curiously, I notice that whenever i click on it (even
> | right click/single left click), the problem is the same. My cpu load
> | increases to 100 %, and it never drops. I always have to restart the
> | computer. I doubt this is some virus, mainly because of the file size and
> | that I have experienced this with small picture files as well, such as jpg.
> | The even weirder thing is, when i try to delete this 700 mb large file, i
> | receive an error message, indicating that this program is already in use by
> | another application and that I cannot delete it. I have tried system restore,
> | but this also did not work, as this file simply refuses to be deleted, even
> | when i restore my system to a much earlier date, i.e. before the file was
> | obtained.
> |
> | In short, i wish to delete this file forever from my p.c. and everytime i
> | try to do so, i get the same message, i.e. that it is being used by another
> | file or program. It is a waste of space on my hard drive, and always makes me
> | feel awkward, knowing that a non-functioning, resource eating file is on my
> | hard drive.
> |
> | I will explain in detail exactly all i know about this file.
> |
> | It is a windows media file. Whether i double click on it, single click, or
> | right click, the result is the same (massive drop in performance, forcing me
> | to reboot). As long as i dont point my mouse near it, the performance of my
> | p.c. seems fine. Whenever i double click on this file, the windows media
> | interface starts to load, but no image (followed by horrific drop in cpu
> | performence). I do not receive any error messages, unless I try to delete the
> | file. System restore does not work. Safe Mode does not work. I notice this
> | same problem with a picture file I have, which does happen to work, but the
> | cpu performance drops shortly after.
> |
> | I very much appreciate any suggestions/explanations/questions by anyone.
> |
> | I doubt this is a major problem for the veterans, but for me this is a very
> | frustrating issue.
> |
> | Regards,
> |
> | Ron.
>
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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 12:04:48 PM

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--- Emperor --- wrote:
> *Hi thanks for that reply. I read the website on how to delete files,
> but the
> problem is, the file name is called "The Ring 2.avi" so every time i
> try to
> delete it, such as "del The Ring 2.avi" it says file "the" not
> found.
>
> If i delete a single filename that only is a single name, it works.
> But if i
> try to delete any file that has multiple words and a space inbetween,
> it
> doesn't work. What must i do to delete a file name with multiple
> words with
> spaces in between, such as "The users guide.doc" or something like
> this?
>
> Thanks
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > It would be best to boot into Safe Mode, search for the folder,
> > then delete it.
> >
> > A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
> > http://tinyurl.com/yuvzh
> >
> > How to Delete A File That Is Seemingly "Undeletable"
> > http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm
> >
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP - Shell/User
> > Microsoft Newsgroups
> >
> > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> > http://tinyurl.com/5bepu
> >
> >
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > "Ron" wrote:
> >
> > | I have a 700 mb media file on my computer, which I obtained from
> a friend on
> > | the internet, that I wish to delete. The file itself does not
> work when i
> > | double click on it, instead, my cpu performence immediately drops
> and I have
> > | to restart the compute. Curiously, I notice that whenever i click
> on it (even
> > | right click/single left click), the problem is the same. My cpu
> load
> > | increases to 100 %, and it never drops. I always have to restart
> the
> > | computer. I doubt this is some virus, mainly because of the file
> size and
> > | that I have experienced this with small picture files as well,
> such as jpg.
> > | The even weirder thing is, when i try to delete this 700 mb large
> file, i
> > | receive an error message, indicating that this program is already
> in use by
> > | another application and that I cannot delete it. I have tried
> system restore,
> > | but this also did not work, as this file simply refuses to be
> deleted, even
> > | when i restore my system to a much earlier date, i.e. before the
> file was
> > | obtained.
> > |
> > | In short, i wish to delete this file forever from my p.c. and
> everytime i
> > | try to do so, i get the same message, i.e. that it is being used
> by another
> > | file or program. It is a waste of space on my hard drive, and
> always makes me
> > | feel awkward, knowing that a non-functioning, resource eating
> file is on my
> > | hard drive.
> > |
> > | I will explain in detail exactly all i know about this file.
> > |
> > | It is a windows media file. Whether i double click on it, single
> click, or
> > | right click, the result is the same (massive drop in performance,
> forcing me
> > | to reboot). As long as i dont point my mouse near it, the
> performance of my
> > | p.c. seems fine. Whenever i double click on this file, the
> windows media
> > | interface starts to load, but no image (followed by horrific drop
> in cpu
> > | performence). I do not receive any error messages, unless I try
> to delete the
> > | file. System restore does not work. Safe Mode does not work. I
> notice this
> > | same problem with a picture file I have, which does happen to
> work, but the
> > | cpu performance drops shortly after.
> > |
> > | I very much appreciate any suggestions/explanations/questions by
> anyone.
> > |
> > | I doubt this is a major problem for the veterans, but for me this
> is a very
> > | frustrating issue.
> > |
> > | Regards,
> > |
> > | Ron.
> > *


Hi

Try here http://www.purgeie.com/delinv.htm
This utility got rid of a few "undeletable" files on my P.C. Warning
Files deleted using this DO NOT go into recycle bin.
Regards

CReWdog



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June 11, 2005 3:07:37 PM

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--- Emperor --- wrote:
> Hi thanks for that reply. I read the website on how to delete files, but the
> problem is, the file name is called "The Ring 2.avi" so every time i try to
> delete it, such as "del The Ring 2.avi" it says file "the" not found.
>
> If i delete a single filename that only is a single name, it works. But if i
> try to delete any file that has multiple words and a space inbetween, it
> doesn't work. What must i do to delete a file name with multiple words with
> spaces in between, such as "The users guide.doc" or something like this?
>
> Thanks
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>
>>It would be best to boot into Safe Mode, search for the folder,
>>then delete it.
>>
>>A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315222&Product=winxp
>>
>>How to Delete A File That Is Seemingly "Undeletable"
>>http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm
>>
>>--
>>Carey Frisch
>>Microsoft MVP
>>Windows XP - Shell/User
>>Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>>Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>>http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>>
>>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Ron" wrote:
>>
>>| I have a 700 mb media file on my computer, which I obtained from a friend on
>>| the internet, that I wish to delete. The file itself does not work when i
>>| double click on it, instead, my cpu performence immediately drops and I have
>>| to restart the compute. Curiously, I notice that whenever i click on it (even
>>| right click/single left click), the problem is the same. My cpu load
>>| increases to 100 %, and it never drops. I always have to restart the
>>| computer. I doubt this is some virus, mainly because of the file size and
>>| that I have experienced this with small picture files as well, such as jpg.
>>| The even weirder thing is, when i try to delete this 700 mb large file, i
>>| receive an error message, indicating that this program is already in use by
>>| another application and that I cannot delete it. I have tried system restore,
>>| but this also did not work, as this file simply refuses to be deleted, even
>>| when i restore my system to a much earlier date, i.e. before the file was
>>| obtained.
>>|
>>| In short, i wish to delete this file forever from my p.c. and everytime i
>>| try to do so, i get the same message, i.e. that it is being used by another
>>| file or program. It is a waste of space on my hard drive, and always makes me
>>| feel awkward, knowing that a non-functioning, resource eating file is on my
>>| hard drive.
>>|
>>| I will explain in detail exactly all i know about this file.
>>|
>>| It is a windows media file. Whether i double click on it, single click, or
>>| right click, the result is the same (massive drop in performance, forcing me
>>| to reboot). As long as i dont point my mouse near it, the performance of my
>>| p.c. seems fine. Whenever i double click on this file, the windows media
>>| interface starts to load, but no image (followed by horrific drop in cpu
>>| performence). I do not receive any error messages, unless I try to delete the
>>| file. System restore does not work. Safe Mode does not work. I notice this
>>| same problem with a picture file I have, which does happen to work, but the
>>| cpu performance drops shortly after.
>>|
>>| I very much appreciate any suggestions/explanations/questions by anyone.
>>|
>>| I doubt this is a major problem for the veterans, but for me this is a very
>>| frustrating issue.
>>|
>>| Regards,
>>|
>>| Ron.
>>
To obtain the actual name of the file that you will need to
delete via the DEL command, enter the command DIR *.avi in CMD
prompt to get a list of avi files. Look carefully at the name of
the file you want to delete and use it in the DEL command.
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 3:15:29 AM

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On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 23:10:03 -0700, --- Emperor ---
<Emperor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin:

>Hi thanks for that reply. I read the website on how to delete files, but the
>problem is, the file name is called "The Ring 2.avi" so every time i try to
>delete it, such as "del The Ring 2.avi" it says file "the" not found.
>
>If i delete a single filename that only is a single name, it works. But if i
>try to delete any file that has multiple words and a space inbetween, it
>doesn't work. What must i do to delete a file name with multiple words with
>spaces in between, such as "The users guide.doc" or something like this?

Put quotes around the file name:
DEL "The Ring 2.avi"

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Anonymous
June 16, 2005 1:50:13 PM

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del "The ring 2.avi" should work.
"Alan" <tempuser@vacationmail.com> wrote in message
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> --- Emperor --- wrote:
>> Hi thanks for that reply. I read the website on how to delete files, but
>> the problem is, the file name is called "The Ring 2.avi" so every time i
>> try to delete it, such as "del The Ring 2.avi" it says file "the" not
>> found.
>>
>> If i delete a single filename that only is a single name, it works. But
>> if i try to delete any file that has multiple words and a space
>> inbetween, it doesn't work. What must i do to delete a file name with
>> multiple words with spaces in between, such as "The users guide.doc" or
>> something like this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>>
>>
>>>It would be best to boot into Safe Mode, search for the folder, then
>>>delete it.
>>>A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
>>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315222&Product=winxp
>>>
>>>How to Delete A File That Is Seemingly "Undeletable"
>>>http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm
>>>
>>>--
>>>Carey Frisch
>>>Microsoft MVP
>>>Windows XP - Shell/User
>>>Microsoft Newsgroups
>>>
>>>Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>>>http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>>>
>>>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> "Ron" wrote:
>>>
>>>| I have a 700 mb media file on my computer, which I obtained from a
>>>friend on | the internet, that I wish to delete. The file itself does not
>>>work when i | double click on it, instead, my cpu performence immediately
>>>drops and I have | to restart the compute. Curiously, I notice that
>>>whenever i click on it (even | right click/single left click), the
>>>problem is the same. My cpu load | increases to 100 %, and it never
>>>drops. I always have to restart the | computer. I doubt this is some
>>>virus, mainly because of the file size and | that I have experienced this
>>>with small picture files as well, such as jpg. | The even weirder thing
>>>is, when i try to delete this 700 mb large file, i | receive an error
>>>message, indicating that this program is already in use by | another
>>>application and that I cannot delete it. I have tried system restore, |
>>>but this also did not work, as this file simply refuses to be deleted,
>>>even | when i restore my system to a much earlier date, i.e. before the
>>>file was | obtained.
>>>| | In short, i wish to delete this file forever from my p.c. and
>>>everytime i | try to do so, i get the same message, i.e. that it is being
>>>used by another | file or program. It is a waste of space on my hard
>>>drive, and always makes me | feel awkward, knowing that a
>>>non-functioning, resource eating file is on my | hard drive.
>>>| | I will explain in detail exactly all i know about this file.
>>>| | It is a windows media file. Whether i double click on it, single
>>>click, or | right click, the result is the same (massive drop in
>>>performance, forcing me | to reboot). As long as i dont point my mouse
>>>near it, the performance of my | p.c. seems fine. Whenever i double click
>>>on this file, the windows media | interface starts to load, but no image
>>>(followed by horrific drop in cpu | performence). I do not receive any
>>>error messages, unless I try to delete the | file. System restore does
>>>not work. Safe Mode does not work. I notice this | same problem with a
>>>picture file I have, which does happen to work, but the | cpu performance
>>>drops shortly after.
>>>| | I very much appreciate any suggestions/explanations/questions by
>>>anyone.
>>>| | I doubt this is a major problem for the veterans, but for me this is
>>>a very | frustrating issue.
>>>| | Regards, | | Ron.
>>>
> To obtain the actual name of the file that you will need to delete via the
> DEL command, enter the command DIR *.avi in CMD prompt to get a list of
> avi files. Look carefully at the name of the file you want to delete and
> use it in the DEL command.
!