Click start, type CMD and right click the entry that appears in the program
menu. Choose 'run as administrator' to open an elevated command prompt.
Now open Task Manager (ctrl+shift+escape) and go to the processes tab,
select and kill 'explorer.exe' from the list.
Go back the command prompt, and move the folder (CD <folder_path>) that
holds the .avi file you want to remove. Run "del /y <file.avi>" from the
Once confirmed, go to the applications tab of Task Manager, click on "New
Task" and enter explorer.exe, then click ok to restart the Windows shell.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Klassickoi" <Klassickoi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi, I cannot delete one large file .avi file from my PC. every time I try.
> get message -----Windows explorer has stopped working,--- Windows is
> for a solution to the problem, Then Windows is restarting. then I am back
> square one.
> I can delete other files, but not this one. any ideas how to rectify.
> thanks Derek