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Old 11-28-2004, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Before anyone says to do a search, i already did and didn't find anything useful.

I downloaded a freeware thing that i now realize i don't want. I uninsatlled it with 'add/remove programs' but im' unable to delete the actual folder it's in.

I get:
"Cannot delete... access is denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is currently in use."

It's not a read only file and i hane like 90% free space on my hard drive and as far as i know it isn't in use. I use ctrl alt del but there are like 20 things running and can't tell whats what.

I've tried everything i could think of, if anyont knows how to delete this stupid thing i'd be grateful.
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Boot in safe-mode and try un-installing from there.
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks major,
uh, to finish sounding tcompleatly stupid, how would i reboot in safe mode...

where in holland you from major?
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Press F8 before the windows loading bar appears.
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I suppose you awnsered before my edit...
how would i go about rebooting in safe mode?


i'm going to the netherlands in about 2 weeks btw, a couple hours north of amsterdam ( oudesluis sp?)
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cool. I heard of Oudesluis. Never been there, though.
I answered your question in my previous post.
Why are you coming to the Netherlands?
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah too quick for me =)

i have family there, and i like it there.
plus i'd like to get better at dutch, i know some now but plan on being fluent in it before i come back. thanks again man i'll try that tomorrow, see if it works im going to sleep...
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