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Anyone ever experience this in Winblows XP...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by DonL, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. DonL


    Jul 22, 2002
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    In Win98 if moving/deleting/copying/cutting/pasting files while organizing(A lot of this at one time) I would experience a system slow down to the point where it would take a file a minute to open....Would need a reboot.....Not using Win98 now.

    Well...with Winblows Pro XPsp2(with most all updates to Sp3) while doing the same type of organizing I get this anomaly. At some point while organizing all of a sudden if I click to open a file, it will select maybe 3 or 4 files that are near it also and open all the files. If I move those files, lets say they are on the desktop, it will make a copy of them. When I say move, I mean just slide them to a new location on the desktop. Some files I can just select that file while others that are selected will select a group. Also, all my folders will have the History bar now showing. I don't have the History bar showing in any folders. I've shutdown Explorer using the Control/Alt/Shift then Cancel(Standby/TurnOff/Reboot window) method then an Explorer restart with no luck. A reboot fixes the problem.

    Anyone hear of this problem?
  2. doktarZues

    doktarZues I'm anti-anti

    Nov 11, 2003
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    Brevard County, FL
    Afraid I haven't, and have no tips or links for a quick fix. I would immediately suspect and eliminate as a variable a heavily fragmented HD, also corrupt or failing HD. Large assortment of freeware utils to run hard drive diagnostics. Good luck..