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  User Icon AmerEagle

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6/29/2008 2:07:15 PM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by glen20:
      QUOTE:

      Originally Posted by Nucken Futs:
      Using Mozilla Firefox I was downloading a few things when I realised that I was downloading the wrong stuff. So I cancelled them and yet it still left icons on my desktop as that is where the inbuilt download manager stores them.

      Anyway, when I try to delete them or rename them it says that the programs are still in use by something else and that I should shutdown whatever is running the incomplete file. I clear the download history and close Firefox but can't do much else. When I try to open the file it also comes up with "This is not a valid Win32 application".

      What can I do to get rid of these useless incomplete desktop files?




    you have two options:
    1st: download the incomplete files again and then delete it.
    2nd: use the command prompt and delete the following files.




I'm brand-new here, with same problem. May have been a bit careless in download attempt #1 that's incomplete, doesn't include an uninstaller, didn't dbl click something or other. (It's a demo music notation software.) May have messed up the rest of my computer or maybe there was already a problem. Now I can't download a new thing, Driver Detective, at all, and Win XP Home System Restore will not go back. (Used to have Norton, about 1996, which is mentioned in one of my search results about Syst. Restore, and a virus, but took it in and got a whole new hard drive.)

You advised the person in the thread opening post to delete a list of files, but I don't see the list, and also am not familiar with Command Prompt, though I've just come from Safe Mode. It did not help. Am I about to crash or something?

I know from a couple of days of searches that if it comes to that, you can momentarily turn off System Restore and turn it back on. I had about 13000MB's in it. Also I've read you can even Reinstall it, but might lose a restore point that you need. You can't get back to it anyway, right?

I'm about to try downloading the music notation demo again, but, like Driver Detective, most likely it will not?

Someone said go into the Registry and delete the application file (there's only 8 Finale Music files or file types in Tools "File Types". I'm not exactly sure what file types means and obviously fear to go into the Registry. You seem to know a lot. Should I maybe just delete the relevant 8 File Types? If I don't get it completely removed, it keeps converting my old saved files in My Documents from an older music program I want to keep and be able to use files stored in it. Am I clear as mud about the problem? I believe I'll just try re-downloading, but when you come back on, thanks in advance for help with this.


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  User Icon AmerEagle

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6/29/2008 7:49:39 PM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by AmerEagle:
      QUOTE:

      Originally Posted by glen20:
        QUOTE:

        Originally Posted by Nucken Futs:
        Using Mozilla Firefox I was downloading a few things when I realised that I was downloading the wrong stuff. So I cancelled them and yet it still left icons on my desktop as that is where the inbuilt download manager stores them.

        Anyway, when I try to delete them or rename them it says that the programs are still in use by something else and that I should shutdown whatever is running the incomplete file. I clear the download history and close Firefox but can't do much else. When I try to open the file it also comes up with "This is not a valid Win32 application".

        What can I do to get rid of these useless incomplete desktop files?




      you have two options:
      1st: download the incomplete files again and then delete it.
      2nd: use the command prompt and delete the following files.




    I'm brand-new here, with same problem. May have been a bit careless in download attempt #1 that's incomplete, doesn't include an uninstaller, didn't dbl click something or other. (It's a demo music notation software.) May have messed up the rest of my computer or maybe there was already a problem. Now I can't download a new thing, Driver Detective, at all, and Win XP Home System Restore will not go back. (Used to have Norton, about 1996, which is mentioned in one of my search results about Syst. Restore, and a virus, but took it in and got a whole new hard drive.)

    You advised the person in the thread opening post to delete a list of files, but I don't see the list, and also am not familiar with Command Prompt, though I've just come from Safe Mode. It did not help. Am I about to crash or something?

    Re-Downloading revealed something all of you probably need to know. The second time, Help and Support finally told me Internet Exploser 2006 shuts down if there's a POP-UP in what's being downloaded. A warning in the Events Viewer (CP, Performance, Admin., etc.) both times I downloaded this file said Win 'saved' while the Registry was still being used, in shutting down I think. That the user doesn't have to take any action. What's tied up would be released when something. Sorry, I've been researching this problem for days, almost as tiring as digging ditches. Evidently Firefox does it too, and nobody can fix that (?)

    So the notation software company mentions on their download page that you can get a program, "Get Right", I believe, for about $20 to help with "various" internet problems. I saw there was also a more expensive version, about $50.

    I've at least right-clicked and compressed those two downloads, which put four large icons on my desktop. Maybe they will go into Unused Icons, will not be used.

    Now there's all kinds of places to google about the System Restore not working. Hope this helps someone, and please let me know if you have suggestions for me. TIA.


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