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[SOLVED] Cant Copy Files W2k

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Don G, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. Don G

    Don G Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. ~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?
     
  3. 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 ?
     
  4. mickylaren

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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?
     
  5. ~Candy~

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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
     
  6. Don G

    Don G Thread Starter

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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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