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    Default Remove anoying icons!!!

    Ok, I have two Icons on the desk top that I can't delete, because it says that a program may be using them. I have terminated all possable programs that could be using a file on the desktop, they have been taking up those two spots for a while and are getting in the way is there anyway I can get rid of them.
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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    It would help if you could tell us which icons they are or what program they're associated with.
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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    The desktop is rather crowded but the two icons are pointed out.
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    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    Those aren't icons... Just do it outside of Windows. You desktop folder is located in %systemroot%\Documents and Settings\[User name here]\desktop\

    You can also attempt to manually delete them using Command Prompt (start > run > cmd) from inside Windows. You should verify that they aren't running with Task Manager first, or else this definitely won't work.

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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    Ok thus far I have figured out it is being used by an essencial process as I only have 14 open, so I cant delete it whilein windows, how would I go about doing this while not in windows, its been a while since I have done this so please refresh my memory.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    msaoex.exe - Map for Age of Empires according to Google

    Like Yawg said
    You desktop folder is located in %systemroot%\Documents and Settings\[User name here]\desktop\
    AMD XP 2600+
    SOYO Dragon 400
    1 gig 3200 DDR
    Phillips CD/RW
    Pioneer DVD -/+ RW
    2-60 gig HD in RAID, 1 60 gig backup
    XP Pro

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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    I would have thought if you load up in safe mode that should not execute these files as they should not be essential software for the machine running so then you can simple delete the files then restart. If this has no success then you could also try editing the registry to remove these entries. There are several free registry tools that will help you with this. I would recommend regcleaner and believe this is free (although I am not certain). The likely hood is that even deleting these files in dos will leave you with some errors if they are referenced in the registry.

    Try the deleting in dos first though as it might be a quick fix.

    Griff

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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kgburns
    msaoex.exe - Map for Age of Empires according to Google
    I find this quite interesting because I have never had Age of empires installed on this computer, also checked it with AVG, SPYBOT, and I have tried regcleaner but ill do it again.

    I forget how to boot in dos, whats the key I press? I think I remember somthing about a disc.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: Remove anoying icons!!!

    Boot in DOS? Lord... Put a floppy with DOS on in the computer. You can make one in pretty much any Windows OS or download it from bootdisk.com. Using the command "cd" to change directory, navigate to that folder and delete the files. You will need to use this or a similar utility if it's an NTFS partition, which it probably is. I think that particular program has a different inetface, but if I remember corrcetly it's practically a GUI and will be even easier than regular DOS.

    If it's how to boot to the disk you can't remember [sigh], either pull up the boot menu with the correspong "F" key, if you know it, or go into the BIOS and change the first boot device to floppy.

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