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Old 08-15-2006, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I get this message saying I cannot delete a file while deleting a file off the desktop area. It also says "Cannot read from source file or disk". How do I get rid of them?
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well there are a few ways.

1. You can end the process in the task manager if it exists.
2. boot into safemode
3. Use Move on boot Here

Give'em a try.
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what is move on boot exactly warez?
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you select the file want to delete with the program then when you reboot, it deletes the file. Most of the time it works
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hmmmm interesting. thanx.
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Try rebooting in "safe mode with command prompt" then try deleting the file from the desktop, if that doesn't work do the following while still in safe mode:

Start-Run-

Type:

cmd

You should be in the command prompt. Then type:

cd\



At the c:\ prompt cd to the dir that the files are in, type the following:

attrib -r -a -s -h *.*

then try deleting all the files in that dir by typing

del /f *.*

The files should delete. You should do the same thing if there are any subdirectories, since xp doesn't have the deltree command.
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