Running Vista - getting “settings.ini is being used by another process”

By skoscielak
Oct 30, 2009
  1. Any experts out there?

    Running Vista - I an getting “settings.ini is being used by another process”

    I already restore to earlyier date
    Went to and ran
    Ran ccleaner, spybot. Adaware & avast
    Go to the windows task manager.
    - Click the processes tab.
    - Select dwm.exe (Desktop Windows Manager).
    - Right click it and end process.
    - Log off and back on.
    - I did this procedure again after I logged back on.

    • On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
    • Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
    • Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
    • Click OK.
    When you are prompted, click Restart.

  2. skoscielak

    skoscielak TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Wow, no one can answer this?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Assuming you're running a 32bit version of Vista, try using OpenFilesView tool.

    Alpha sort by filename and then find the file. Is the file listed? See if any process has the file open.
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