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Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wizzle2003, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. wizzle2003

    wizzle2003 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    since about 10 minutes, I do get the error-message, "while trying to finish a dowloald and after it reached 100% and tries to write the file on the harddrive"

    cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

    Anyone any ideas what the problem could be? It;s my C drive and everything else works wihtout problems.

    OS WinXP Pro

    Thanks
    wizzle2003
     
  2. MMJ

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    What are you downloading with? Do you have any history cleaner? Like HistoryKill or Windows Washer?
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    If you are using one of these download file accelerators this could be the problem. They are great for dial-up use but for broadband not too good. They get corrupted does not matter with which type of service they get corrupted.

    If you are using one I suggest to un-install it and try a download test from any where but only after you reboot the computer.

    As for the Hard drive I would contact the manufacturers web site of the hard drive and download their hard drive diagnostic that checks the drive non-destructively. This would be a good test for the download
     
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