Hey guys n' gals,
Havn't posted here in a while, but i've got a problem I can't for the life of me solve.
Last week saw the appearance of a file called cs_mary.exe on my desktop, and googling tells me its a file used by windows for 'cool speech', a text to speech engine or similar (im guessing mary refers to it having a female voice).
I cannot delete this file from my desktop, and other weird things happen. I have tried removing all services, programs, etc etc from startup, tryin to delete it but I get access denied. Tried deleting it in safe mode, same thing. Went a step further, put drive in a workshop computer of mine as slave, still cant delete it. Have tried different permission settings and still no go.
However, when I make copies of the file on my desktop, say 5 copies, and select all of the copies bar the original, I can delete them all at once, but I can't delete them one at a time. I made another 5 copies, selected 4 of them and then also selected the original cs_mary.exe file, they all deleted, now the 'copy of cs_mary.exe' file is still there and I can't delete it.
Another weird thing that happens, I copied the file to my documents folder, and it isnt able to be deleted either. Really good idea imation
I can edit the file using notepad, and save it ok too. But just can't delete, rename or cut it.
I have run checkdisk, no faults found. My system is running stable, and my antivirus tells me it's not a suspect file. Just seems odd it would appear on my desktop for no reason.
Anyone got any more ideas without formatting? Any ideas appreciated!
Edit: Uninstalled microsoft text to speech, still can't delete it.