[SOLVED] Cant Copy Files W2k

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Don G

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In W2K (SP4) for the last week I have been unable to copy/paste or drag files to new folders, a floppy or the desktop. I've run Norton (System Works) anti virus and Spy Bot and Trend 'virus screener' - all say "clean". Am able to "save as" from within programs; can create a text file and save it to desktop but can't copy that file to another location.

No error messages appear - just a 'bong' (can't do that!) sound when trying to paste.
 

~Candy~

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Hi and welcome.

Can you try this in safe mode to see if it works there?

Since you say for the last week, have you tried a system restore?
 

Don G

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Thanks for replying. No, in Safe mode I also cannot 'save' a file (or move it to another location).

By "system restore" do you mean reloading the OS ?
 
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Windows 2000 does not have system restore, so that's not an option. Have you changed any software/hardware right before this started happening?
 

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Oops.....that's right....thanks micky. I keep hoping 2K will disappear before I need to learn anything more about it :D
 

Don G

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After having the PC spend a couple of hours with our local geeks, during which they reloaded my OS, I can once again copy/paste/drag files normally. (I've spent my weekend re-installing, re-configuring software.)

Apparently the registry had become corrupted and this was the recommended solution.
No hardware problems, no permissions problems. Thanks for your interest!
 
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