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Cannot Move Or Transfer Files Anymore

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#1 toosmiles


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:53 AM

hi guys,
for some reason last week my hard drive wont let me move or copy stuff to and from it.the yellow file appears then nothing,not even the transfer window,ive left it for half an hour and nothing.i tried to restart pc but it says it in the process of moving files and wont let me
any ideas whats causing this peeps
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:08 AM

Hmmm...could be that the drive needs to have chkdsk /r and then defrag run on it.

I would try that first, you can run chkdsk from My Computer (follow directions in link): XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html

I always try the easy stuff first :thumbsup:.


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

Go to My Computer and place you pointer on your C drive, two pieces of information will show, the capacity of the hdd and how much free space there is. Please post this information. You hdd requires a certain percentage of free space to move files around, if that space is there is will either become very slow, or even stop.

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#4 toosmiles

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:45 PM

thanx for the info guys
ive actually stumbled on it-i was checking what proccess was running and ending most of the high mem usage but to no avail then thought sod it and started canceling everything in the list-i canceled a svchost.exe and the transfer started
could u believe it!
i know ive got several of them running so i cant find the actual cause,maybe hit and hope next time or is there a way i can find out?

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