Can't delete a file from desktop

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi, I use Windows XP SP 3 and I get the following message whenever I try to delete a file that I downloaded from the internet.  The item was a flag with a bmt (or something like that for an extension).  I changed it to jpg and now I get this message when I try to delete it.  "Can not read from source file or disc"

I have rebooted several times but I just can't get rid of it.
Question by:camtz
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    Have you tried dropping to a CMD prompt and trying to delete it from there?

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    This worked thanks

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