My apologies if this is a bit banal for this forum .... During windows updates after an XP repair install it appears that some files were written to a USB external drive. They are apparently harmless but I WANT TO GET RID OF THEM. I can't, they are always in use. If I plug the drive into anpother computer they become in use. It's a known issue (like the two other time-consuming issues I ran into) but I just can't seem to find the proceess to stop or whatever. Can any one help?