November 26th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Iíve tried to download a patch for Diablo and maybe I interrupted it early. Regardless there was a exe file on the desktop and when I ran it all I saw was a cursor running from left to right in the command com window. I forced to end the program. Now I cannot erase the file even in a safe mode. What can I do?
November 26th, 2004, 07:28 PM
Try running adaware and see if the file is legit or crap, sounds like you cannot delete the file because it maybe in use by the system, for example a process that is running. Open up taskman and see if there is something fishy looking running, or if the filename it self is running. Did you get the file from a trusted source?
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November 26th, 2004, 07:34 PM
Since you didn't bother to post any OS version details or other helpful troubleshooting information, there is not much to go on.
Did you try to search google?
There are many many many listings about your exact problem depending on your OS, the steps will differ..
Google is your friend for !@#$ sake
November 26th, 2004, 07:57 PM
press Ctrl-Alt-Del then goto processes and see if it is runing if it is stop it and the try deleting it.
November 26th, 2004, 08:46 PM
patch is dl'ed from a trusted source.
no i cannot find anything aut of the ordinary in the task manager (definitly not the file in question running)
November 26th, 2004, 08:54 PM
have you run a virii scanner?
November 26th, 2004, 09:12 PM
November 26th, 2004, 09:26 PM
yes i just did
and yes it's up-to-date
November 26th, 2004, 09:33 PM
being win2k.. you may need to go into the command prompt change the attributes for the file (attrib) .. it is probably currently a attribed as a system file or similar.. would be helpful if you gave use a bit more info.. like.. the name of the file and the error your given when you try to delete the file
Now I cannot erase the file even in a safe mode.
if you didnt download the patch from http://ftp.blizzard.com you probably have the need of a malware remover..
[gloworange]the original Und3rtak3r [/gloworange]
November 26th, 2004, 09:49 PM
if you really wanted to you could just boot up with a knoppix live cd and erace it from their you should not need to do that but if it really comes to it you can.