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Cannot delete downloaded grogram from desktop.

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September 7, 2004 5:35:59 PM

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I recently downloaded a Service Pack from Compaq(HP) for
my old presario. Compaq SP's are an .exe which you run to
create a floppy, which, in this case is used to boot the
computer you wish to update. Floppy was created, disk was
removed, but now I cannot delete the program file from the
desktop of the Dell Dimension 8250, WindowsXP Home, used
to created the disk. I believe the program runs as DOS
and seemed to start, created files for the floppy, and
close, just as they had many times that I have used them,
but this is the first time that I have used this computer
to perform this act of artistry. Any suggestions?

JimH
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September 7, 2004 5:49:24 PM

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Additional info for this problem: Error message reads
that the program is in use by another person or program
and to close off that use, first. I have tried to delete
from the desktop folder and use shift+delete , but no good.
>-----Original Message-----
>I recently downloaded a Service Pack from Compaq(HP) for
>my old presario. Compaq SP's are an .exe which you run
to
>create a floppy, which, in this case is used to boot the
>computer you wish to update. Floppy was created, disk
was
>removed, but now I cannot delete the program file from
the
>desktop of the Dell Dimension 8250, WindowsXP Home, used
>to created the disk. I believe the program runs as DOS
>and seemed to start, created files for the floppy, and
>close, just as they had many times that I have used them,
>but this is the first time that I have used this computer
>to perform this act of artistry. Any suggestions?
>
>JimH
>.
>
September 8, 2004 2:59:56 AM

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In a lot of cases you can do a Ctrl-Alt-Del to open Task Manager. Find the
offending app (under the Processes tab) and close it. Then you can delete
it.


<jimhaas@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:7a6f01c4951c$28803410$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Additional info for this problem: Error message reads
> that the program is in use by another person or program
> and to close off that use, first. I have tried to delete
> from the desktop folder and use shift+delete , but no good.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >I recently downloaded a Service Pack from Compaq(HP) for
> >my old presario. Compaq SP's are an .exe which you run
> to
> >create a floppy, which, in this case is used to boot the
> >computer you wish to update. Floppy was created, disk
> was
> >removed, but now I cannot delete the program file from
> the
> >desktop of the Dell Dimension 8250, WindowsXP Home, used
> >to created the disk. I believe the program runs as DOS
> >and seemed to start, created files for the floppy, and
> >close, just as they had many times that I have used them,
> >but this is the first time that I have used this computer
> >to perform this act of artistry. Any suggestions?
> >
> >JimH
> >.
> >
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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 3:25:32 AM

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<jimhaas@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:7a6f01c4951c$28803410$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Additional info for this problem: Error message reads
> that the program is in use by another person or program
> and to close off that use, first. I have tried to delete
> from the desktop folder and use shift+delete , but no good.

There is a small prog called moveonboot that might help you.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/moveonboot.html

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Trish
Dublin, Ireland
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 4:34:50 AM

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Sorry, tried that, too, but offending app doesn't show up, nor does
anything using part of the name of the app. Started to "End Process"
listed apps one at a time and then delete, but I caused a few too many
system shutdowns to be comfortable going that route. (48 processes, none
of which could I identify with the offending app.)
!