troubleshooting Question

Delphi Fatal Error

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I am using Delphi 7 professional version.  Recently, I get the error shown below: I am running this under windows XP.

[fatal error] could not create output file C:\......Project1.exe.

When i run any project for the first time, there is no error but as soon as i make a change in the code (even a  superficial change like deleting a semi colon and retyping it ). When i run the project again I get this error.
I have closed Delphi and tried deleting the Project1.exe - I get a message saying it cannot be deleted as it is being used by another program.  I have to restart the computer before I can run the project again. I have looked at the processes in windows task manager before and after the error - there is no change in the processes or the number of processes.  This problem has started recently(1 week).
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