Every Windows user that desires to be self sufficient, should have a
bootable/Live CD containing Linux. My recommendation for this
emergency purpose is Puppy Linux.
Anytime you need to delete a file that can't be deleted using Windows or
Windows applications, you boot to your Linux CD, navigate to the file and
simply delete it.
Besides that, if your computer ever gets messed up to the point where
Windows won't startup or it won't allow you access to the Internet, you
boot to your Linux CD to quickly determine whether the hardware is
functioning properly. If your hardware is ok, you will at least have Internet
access which should be useful for solving your Windows problem.
Last edited by Petef56; 04-02-2008 at 06:54 AM.