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    Default USB pen drive won't allow deleting

    I've got a few 4gb pen drives that I use but for some reason my acer netbook will not allow me to delete any files from it. It just says that the file I want to delete is in use and that I should close any programs using it. I've tried a whole host of different usb drives and it's always the same. My netbook is running on XP by the way. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: USB pen drive won't allow deleting

    Try formatting them or deleting them using a different PC... then format them.

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    Default Re: USB pen drive won't allow deleting

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    Get hold of HP usb formatter (google it) or you could try to do it in SAFE MODE

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    use the fat32 formatter which we use for ps3.
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    I use "KillBox" cant remember were i got it but if u want it i can upload it somewere. However Unlocker should work.

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    Default Re: USB pen drive won't allow deleting

    Get this a lot if you don't use the 'Safely remove hardware wizard' and just pull it out of the USB port...

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