Try deleting it from a command prompt after stopping the Windows shell.
Click start, type CMD. Right click the prompt and use 'run as
administrator'. Now, hit ctrl+shift+escape to open task manager. Kill the
explorer process on the processes tab, but leave task manager open. Switch
to the command prompt and navigate to the folder holding the .avi file and
try deleting (del) the file. To restart the shell, type explorer.exe into a
"new task" prompt from the applications tab of task manager.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"europeanman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>i have an .avi file that refuses to be deleted. it was actually a download
> that i cancelled. however, the full 1.36GB of this file was allocated.
> is unplayable. now i wish to deleted. but when i ask it to delete the
> folder stalls, and goes into "not responding status"...what can i do?