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I am simply trying to copy a dll file into the Windows\system32 folder in XP Pro SP3.  It keeps saying "Cannot copy <> the file exists"  I've unhidden system files, cannot see it in that folder.  I tried deleting it via command line, says the file cannot be found. I've tried connecting to the system32 folder over the network to copy and it did the same thing...It's also doing this with a few other dll's that I need to copy to the same folder.  I've rebooted, scanned for viruses, updated windows....any ideas?
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WhatIs this 64 or 32bit?  What are the dll's you're copying in?  What do you know about merge modules?
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32 bit, the main dll i'm trying to copy is coreobjx30.dll and I just know the simple definition of merge modules.
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There is a program called icesword which bypasses the kernel and reads the disk direct.  You could try that.

http://icesword.en.softonic.com/
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Icesword didn't give me any errors, but after I use it to move the file, the problem is still occuring
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The link to killbox doesn't work, it points to a program called BlitzBank.
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here a working one :  http://download.cnet.com/KillBox/3000-20432_4-75219891.html
you did reboot by now?
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That link also does not work, it takes you to an external site which no longer exists.
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Yes, I have rebooted.  I also checked process explorer to see if any processes were using a file with that name and didn't find anything.  It's very strange.
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you're right, sorry; it looks they have removed it
try booting from a live knoppix cd, and delete it then
ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/knoppix-dvd/KNOPPIX_V7.0.4bootonly-2012-08-20-EN.iso
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The file does not show up even booted to a linux live cd...We're going to wipe this machine.
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