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Cannot delete file

There is an exe program that I cannot delete. I have tried doing it the normal way and also from safe mode. I know it has no virus. I have also tried deleting it straight after the computer has booted but it won't budge. It says that it is in use by some other program. Maybe if I close all processess running in the background I can kill it, so the question is: What are the vital proccesses that MUST NOT be stopped in Windows XP professional so I can close all the others? Thanks Happy

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Here ya go, but be careful

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Thanks

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Problem sorted

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