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By bldsm ·
While looking for photo software my computer picked up a file called "hurl.exe" which now sits in my PC. Attempting to delete it, the conmputer pauses then gives this message: "Cannot delete hurl.exe. It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using it and try again".

I found on another tech site a suggestion of starting the PC in Safe mode and deleting it but that didn't work. I have also tried Spybot S & D without success. Changing the programs read-only, archive etc settings doesn't work. It won't move.

I have Win XP Home. Can anys suggest a result?


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by dmiles In reply to hurl.exe

Boot in DOS and delete it.
del C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\Desktop\hurl*

or change to the desktop directory and:

del hurl*.*

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by ctrservices In reply to hurl.exe

If booting into dos doesn't delete it, do a Registry search for the file and delete anything you find. Then boot into Safe Mode, rename the file, then delete it. Let us know what works.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to hurl.exe

Well first I would try booting into Safe mode by pressing the F8 key just before Windows starts and try removing it before even attempting a Registry edit I would try a Goggle search the first cure came up here.

But there are many more that you can try but if you absolutely have to do a Registry Edit make sure to first make a copy the registry with a different suffix and then edit away to your hearts content knowing that if you mess it up you always have the original Registry o replace it with so you can recover back to your original position.


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