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Can't drag/copy/paste files and folders and other problems


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#1 Muhammad Rehan Qadri

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:16 AM

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional [Service Pack 3]

Hi, I have various problems all of a sudden which i hope u guys can help me.

1.) i cant copy/paste files or folders or anything, i've tried right click copy, and when i right click and wanted to paste, the 'paste' is grayed out and im not able to paste anything. i've also tried ctrl-c ctrl-v which doesnt work too. And i cant drag the files or folders too.

2.) i cant open my internet explorer, when i click internet explorer, the window just open and close immediately in less than a sec.

3.) when i minimise my windows for any applications, it doesnt appear on the taskbar, the taskbar is always empty. I need to alt-tab to get from windows to windows.

It all happed when my PC restarted in my absence might be due to windows update.

I would be thankful for any kind of help.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:54 AM

Have you tried running the chkdsk /r command on your system partition?

CHKDSK Utility - http://www.hard-drive-help.com/chkdsk.html, just the part Starting Check Disk.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:50 AM

Yes, but of no use :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:20 PM

There were some problems with the new windows update
KB977165 and if there were any viruses on the computer before the update it provided an opportunity for problems. I got the infamous rootkit.tdss virus which is an annoyance but was there before. There are reports of several crashes, other people got the blue screen and various other problems associated with the update.
Here is a link from zdnet

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=1764&tag=nl.e589

Edited by annaonri, 14 February 2010 - 05:13 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:56 PM

If possible...try either a repair install of XP or running the sfc /scannow command.

No error messages?

Check Event Viewer for clues from reported errors?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

How large is the C: partition and how much free space currently on it?

System manufacturer and model?

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