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AHH! I forgot how to delete files where access is denied. I never have this problem but my friend does and the del function in cmd dont work as well as making the file read only. Please refresh my memory!!!
    
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Here's the full checklist, if this list dosn't cover it it dosn't exist. Saved my butt so many times I bookmarked it.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-delete-xp.html
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Is it in use? Try ending whatever process is using it. The DOS box method is type CMD in RUN... and then "del \\folder\\file.exe" without quotes. I must not have read your first post right, you tried that already, you might need to clear its attributes in DOS. You can mess up your system using that method though, so try everything else first.
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Find the file in the processes tab in win task manager then set the priority to low then you will be able to delete it
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Originally Posted by Chipp
Here's the full checklist, if this list dosn't cover it it dosn't exist. Saved my butt so many times I bookmarked it.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-delete-xp.html

Nothing else worked except what Chipp provided for me, +rep man, THANKS A TON. I used to delete it some little way I found but its been a while so THANKSSSSSSSS
    
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Hmm, I read that, should have linked it I guess. What method did you end up using?
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