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Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pbman, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. Pbman

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    I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Copying and pasting a movie is a big job and remember the copy and paste procedure puts the whole movie into the clipboard before the pasting and it can be a load on the system of which we know nothing about becasue you have not posted any of the system specs yet.
     
  3. Pbman

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    Understood, but before today it was fine at a cut and paste rate of 45-50 seconds
     
  4. bobhen

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    Pbman, I am using XP Pro and have a similar problem. When I try to cut and paste or copy and paste, even a simple text file, my system freezes up. I cannot call up task manager either, and cannot restart my computer using normal shutdown procedures. The only thing I have found to do is to shut down my computer using the power button. When I restart the computer, the file is pasted and the "cut" file is gone.
    Anyone have any ideas? bobhen
     
  5. Pbman

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    tough one, but I found out in my case to try and scan disc the drive or possibly reformat it
     
  6. bobhen

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    Thanks, I will give it a try.
    benhen
     
  7. bobhen

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    None of the scanning worked, but Altha suggested trying a restore. For the first time in history, a restore worked for me. It solved my problem. Thanks for the ideas, Pbman.
    benhen
     
  8. Pbman

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    end result- I had to reformat the drive BUT

    all you owners of the Intel acellerator, get any updates before you re-format
     
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