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#1 panamamike

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:40 PM

An interesting problem, when I try to cut and paste a file, the file is copied, but the original file isn't deleted.
Then windows complains that the file is busy if I try to delete it.

***Error Deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete Filename: It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

Furthermore, it won't allow my PC to shutdown because a file is in use.

I don't see a move or cut and paste windows to close. It's not visible in task manager either.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:16 PM

Very interesting problem, the first thing that comes to mind is when is the last time you did a disk clean up and defragmentation of your hard drive?

Try that first if that doesn't work post it and I'll think of a next step.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

I would first try running the chkdsk /r command...then defragging the system partition after that finishes.

If no joy...then I would either run the sfc /scannow command or do a repair install. I would assume that system files are damaged and need to be replaced.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:29 PM

Very interesting problem, the first thing that comes to mind is when is the last time you did a disk clean up and defragmentation of your hard drive?

Try that first if that doesn't work post it and I'll think of a next step.


This is on a brand new drive. The drive was cloned from my previous drive 60GB -> 500GB. I then did a full defrag of the drive.

Before blaming the cloning process, I was able to recreate the problem on the original drive to rule out that possibility.

I had suspicions that maybe the USB unlocker application I installed could be causing the problem. I uninstalled it, but no dice.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:25 PM

I would first try running the chkdsk /r command...then defragging the system partition after that finishes.

If no joy...then I would either run the sfc /scannow command or do a repair install. I would assume that system files are damaged and need to be replaced.

Louis


Argh. Chksk seemed to run just fine. Can't run sfc /scannow it's complaining about SP3 files CD.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:32 PM

You can update your MS Genuine XP CD...by slipstreaming.

Slipstreaming Windows XP To Create a Bootable Windows XP CD or DVD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:31 PM

Try this: Temp File Cleaner and see if there any orphaned locked files.




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