Yeh's YES delete Howto   12,22,2004
Some people have problems about "how to delete the files."
They can not delete some files in Windows XP by simply click the DELETE 
in file explore.

First, what are the ordinary ways to delete files?
In cmd.exe or Win-R (execute), type "del yourfile" to delete your file.
In Explore, press DELETE to delete the file (after confirmation to Recycle Bin).
In Explore, press Shift-DELETE to delete file directly with questions.
In C language, unlink("yourfilename"); can also delete your file.

However, you may not successfully delete the files by the ways above.
The possible reasons and corresponding solutions are:

1) The file permission is not correct.
Solution: "attrib.exe" can see the attributes of files in that directory.
   If the file attributes is S (System), H (Hide), or R (Read-only),
   you may not be able to delete the file.
   You can use "attrib -s yourfile" to minus the s (system) attribute first.
   Or you can use Explore to change the file properties.

   (PS. If the files are in non-removable media like CDROM, it is obvious that
	you can not delete them. (non-removable, non-deletable, etc)  )

2) The file is used by any program which is running.
Solution: Just stop all the programs which are running and using the file.

   But another quesiton is, "Who are using this file?"
   One possible answer is, download "procexp.exe" from www.Sysinternals.com
   Their excellent procexp.exe (Process Explore) can a lot of process propertis
   including "who is using which file handle". In procexp, you can 
   Choose Find-Find_Handle (Ctrl-F) and Search the filename you can not delete.
   You will see processes which are using (opening) that file. After deleting
   those processes, you can delete the file successfully.

   (PS. There are some drawback about deleting some system processes.
	If you delete the explore.exe, you must run the explore.exe again
    in order to return the correct Windows XP desktop/Explore envirnment.
    If you delete some "very important processes", you may suffer the reboot
    event. But please enjoy those because you will understand your
	Windows XP and your system more after some miserable disasters. 
    Congratuation! You are upgraded and level-up.)

3) There are some file system errors. (It's the reason why I write this howto.)
Solution: "chkdsk.exe" can find such problems.
   Run chkdsk.exe (in cmd.exe, Win-R (Start-Execute), or anything else).
   If your file ssytem really have some errors, the chkdsk.exe will
   suggest you to run "chkdsk.exe -f" to force correct those errors.
   If your file system is used by system (like C:), you may be prompted that
   "your system will run chkdsk.exe after next rebooting time."
   After rebooting and chkdsk.exe, you may delete the files successfully.

   (PS. Remember, you MAY lost something if your filesystem really has 
    something wrong. You should be responsable for it if you are your 
    computer's administator. Solve it. Upgrade nad Level-up again.)