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I answer my own post. The file survived two reboots and every spell (read
curse) I cast at it. But after the third reboot it was gone. Case closed.
> Cant delete file named ".exe". Note no filename, just extension. WindowsXP
> seems to think the file is in use (which it is not). Actually it seems that
> Windows thinks Im deleting "." (ie "this" directory). On older (Win98) I
> could start in console mode and kill such files. On WinXp this option is not
> available, so I have no f*ing way to fix anything but to reformat my disk or
> live with it (will do probably the later).