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  1. #11
    AO French Antique News Whore
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    Check this thread:

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=258881

    Third Post... Download it... Rename the exe for something and try again
    -Simon \"SDK\"

  2. #12
    That's strange Foxy, I just noticed the SP1 thing...I thought it was higher since Windows Update was automatically progressing to SP4. I wonder why it's skipping?

    I'll check out those links guys, thanks.

  3. #13
    Foxy -- Going step by step, I could get as far as SP2, but it hangs up with the same problem on SP3, so that didn't work.

    SDK -- CopyLock won't work because the file is in use by the system, so access is denied even to it.

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    CopyLock can rename or delete any file in use. It'll do it at next reboot.
    -Simon \"SDK\"

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    Unfortunately, it didn't do it at boot either. When I tell it to replace the file and move it to the CopyLock folder, I receive the message:

    0 files were successfully replaced and 1 failed.
    The readme file suggests what may be the reason:

    Note: this may not work if the file to replace is protected by the system.
    Tried restarting, and nothing happened with CopyLock, darn thing's still there. Any other ideas?

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    Remove the file msimn.exe from C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache and I'll no longer protected by the system!
    -Simon \"SDK\"

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    Outlook Express should be shown in Add Remove programs, I have attached a screen shot of my win2k Add/Remove list. Not sure if this will help, my advice is to reformat and start over.
    I have a question; are you the bug, or the windshield?

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