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I'm completely frustrated. I'm an owner of a OCZ 8GB Rally2 which I've used flawlessly for about 4 months now, and all of a sudden this week I begin getting errors telling me that I can't delete a file due to "make sure the disk is not write-protected, full or and the file is not in-use" dialog. Here's what I've tried:

  • Deleting the file using FileASSASSIN (it's worked on everything else but files on this darn flash drive)
  • Formatting the flash drive and then restoring the backed up information (I format to NTFS, FYI)

Any suggestions on what to do?

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Use Unlocker:

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If that doesn't work, there are alternatives that will remove the file upon reboot, before Windows has a chance to lock them. 2 such programs are:

Boot Deleter:

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Nice screen capture work... I'm impressed =8-) – Yuval Sep 21 '09 at 5:40
+1 because I can't give +2. Really good answer, I can see you've earnt your rep. – Szetak Sep 21 '09 at 6:41

When I get this error message, I use Process Explorer's handle-search feature to find which application is holding which resource in the system, so maybe this can help you too.

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