Assumming they have already re-booted and still can not delete, that would be an indication that Windows is starting something up that is putting a hook on the file. The best thing to do would be to go to a virus information site like: http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/ And put in the name of the virus. It should give you complete removal instructions. I'll make a guess that what ever virus is involved probably puts something into the run key in the registry and is causing the hook to get placed on the files you are having trouble deleting. Deleting the problem entry in the run key will probably fix it. Another method that works sometimes is to boot into safe mode and try deleting from there. Spider Largo, Florida 33771 http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barry Cornford Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 11:26 PM To: 24Hour Help Subject: [24hoursupport] File Deleting Is there any way to delete a File from Windows XP using NTFS A friend of mine got a worm Virus. And it left 2 Files in the "sys32" You can't delete from within Windows. If you Boot From a Floppy ie; to Dos you can't see the Drive The only way I can think of pull the Drive out and hook it up to a network Does anyone know of a utility program to be able to do it. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.