Check in user accounts to see if your an administrator.
You can kill these processes in task manager. See the help in task manager.
Run disk check and if you don't have it down load registry repair software. Run both.
Some is free, some is not free, some are free trials only. If it says "buy" in the right column then it costs money.
I get this blasted message all the time:
"Error deleting file or folder
Cannot delete [name of folder]: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."
Example: I copied a folder with some pictures in it from my C: drive (desktop) to my D: drive. Now, I try to delete the folder from the desktop and I get the above error message. I had viewed a few of the pictures, and deleted one that I didn't want to save, but when I went to try to delete the folder, there were no programs open that were using or viewing the pictures. I did ctrl-alt-del and looked under "applications" to verify that no programs were running. If I restart the computer, I know from experience that I can then delete the folder, but why on earth does Windows XP think that the folder or its contents are being used? Is there some setting I can modify so that I can delete files and folders without rebooting? Curiously, this doesn't happen all the time. Many times I can delete a file or folder, but this happens enough so that I got bugged enough to ask this forum. Thanks in advance. Taz