File not delete form hard disk

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It’s an easy process to save any document onto a hard disk and delete it when I want. I have some files which are not needed for me right now. I want to delete it but it cannot be deleted and sends a message like below:

Error Deleting File or Folder

Cannot delete ALL FONT It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #88889

File not delete form hard disk


Hi Saem520,

Seems to me that you are having difficulty deleting files on your computer.  This happened more than once to me before, but a different file.  There is a possibility that when you start your computer OneNote, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. are being used.  All you need to do is disable those programs on the startup.

If you are using windows XP:

Click Start.

Click Run.

Type msconfig.

Go to Services tab.

Check Hide all Microsoft Services

Disable All.

Go to Startup Tab.

Disable All.

Click Apply

RESTART computer.

Try to delete the file again.

I hope this helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88890

File not delete form hard disk

  • Start the Recovery Console using a Windows XP installation CD ; Insert the CD into the computer's DVD / CD drive.
  • Start or re-start the computer so that it boots from the CD.
  • When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.
  • The Recovery Console will ask which Windows installation you would like to log on to. If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would type the number associated with the installation you would like to work on and press the <ENTER> key. If you have just one Windows installation, type 1 and press <ENTER>.
  • You will be prompted for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, (and this is most likely), simply press <ENTER>.
  • You will be presented with a C:Windows> prompt. 
  • At the C:Windows> prompt, type chkdsk /r and press <ENTER> (If any errors are found/repairs made, run chkdsk /r again, and repeat if necessary.
  • Type "exit" at the prompt and press <ENTER> to close the Recovery Console and restart your system.
  • After that install a good Antivirus, preferably Kaspersky Antivirus 2012.

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