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« on: May 22, 2005, 09:24:54 PM »



PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:test
Operating System Version: XP serpack 1
Problem Application Name & Version: Explorer
Problem Hardware Make & Model: Dell Dimension 4550
Error Messages: cannot delete file, cannot read from the source file or disk


I downloaded an avi or divx or ? video file which did not work. It won't let me delete it.
I have tried the suggestion I found here via the Search:
deleting the folder in HKey Local....CLSID [87D62D94...DC73E] in the registry and restarting. I still get the error message.

I tried starting in safe mode to delete it, no good.

I tried navigating to it via Command Prompt with Windows Explorer process ended and it says "could not find [file}" even though I just pointed it to the file.

I even tried a software MADE specifically for this purpose, to no avail.

Any other ideas???

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 01:12:05 PM »

Whats the name of the file ?
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2005, 04:08:01 AM »

The name of the file is:
"lms09-02-02."
Yes, the . at the end is part of the name. But a properties review says it is 0 kb. and does not associate it as any file type at all.
Originally it was an avi., mpg, or divx file. When I renamed it the . got left at the end by mistake.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2005, 05:07:23 AM »

Try either this FAQ or this FAQ.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2005, 07:54:13 AM »

As to the 2 FAQ's you gave me, they are what I was referring to in my last paragraph and next to last paragraph. That is, I've "been there, done that". It did not work.
When I try to kill it using the software you linked me to (Killer2.exe), it gives me the error message: "the file you have specified does not exist". There's a statement for you! If it does not exist, how could I specify it?

As to the command line method, which was the other FAQ you gave me, as I stated in my original post, when I try that, I just get a "file does not exist" message.

Thanks. But any more ideas? If you or anyone else can solve this, (short of anything drastic like re-loading XP) I will make a donation.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2005, 01:56:59 PM »

Re-name the file using .old as the extension ..
EG: lms09-02-02.old

Now BOOT into SAFE MODE and DELETE it!

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