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    Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

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    by Anonymous ·

    Hi,

    Two questions:

    (1) After disabling the TELNET service in Win2K, I renamed it to JUNK.OLD; but suprisingly Windows re-created the file in the C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 folder!

    Is there a way to stop this behavior?

    (2) Is there a way to boot in a “SAFE mode” whereby files may be deleted (from the command-line) without Windows locking them ?

    Thanks.
    Godzillex

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    • #3520239

      Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

      by jackofalltech ·

      In reply to Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

      W2K has a system file protection process. It keeps current copies of the system files in a folder under \System32 (Sorry, I’m not at my own PC right now and I can’t remember what it’s called). Delete TELNET.EXE from there first, then in \System32.

      You can boot into a ‘Recovery Console’ but there is an easier way. Close all running programs, open a DOS box, bring up the Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and end the Explorer.EXE task, switch back to the DOS box, navigate to the location of the file(s) and delete them (a good DOS file manager such as the free File Maven makes this easier), then restart Explorer.

      Ralph

      • #3520130

        Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

        by Anonymous ·

        In reply to Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

        Thanks for answering Part 2 of my question.

    • #3520217

      Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

      by maelgwyn ·

      In reply to Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

      TELNET, believe it or not, is an intergral part of TCP/IP and W2k, so it wont let you delete it.

      Sorry

      Maelgwyn

      • #3520131

        Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

        by Anonymous ·

        In reply to Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

        Thanks for answering Part 1 of my question.

    • #3520129

      Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Can’t delete TELNET.EXE !

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