Deleting User from Active Directory Error - Object not found

I am trying to do some cleanup of some old users that are no longer with the company from AD.  When I select Delete I am receiving the following:

Windows cannot delete object "User_Name" because: directory object not found

Can anyone tell me how to get by this to declutter AD??

This is one a Server 2003 machine.
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If you refresh the current OU you're in, does the user still show up? Normally this occurs when the user has been moved from the current location and sometimes a simple refresh will fix it.
TechEagleAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help on this.
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
try using command-line tool and check its results
Run on DC or workstation with Administrative Tools installed

dsquery user -name "Full name" | dsrm -noprompt

dsquery user -samid "user_login" | dsrm -noprompt
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