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Old 11-13-2006, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem with .txt renamed to .exe

I type the word hello in a notepad but saved it as hello.exe. And when I opened it, an error occurs - NTVDM CPU illegal instruction... unable to delete file. What will I do?

I cannot rename or delete it using the command prompt. I says The process cannot access the file bec. it is being used by another process.

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Old 11-13-2006, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like it's still running.

CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to your Task Manager. Click the processes tab to view all running programs. Find your hello.exe and end it. That should fix the problem.

I'm a little confused on why you would do such a thing, but oh well. Try that out and you should be good to go.

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Old 11-13-2006, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If not... you could always d/l a linux live cd and use it to delete the file when Windows isn't looking , I use this technique on viruses all the time... but it won't work for ntfs drives, only fat 32.

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