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Yet another "Windows cannot copy files to this disk" message

Q: Yet another "Windows cannot copy files to this disk" message

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64bit to HP dc7800 Ultra slim desktop PC from USB flash drive (since PC hasn't got CD/DVD drive). At the partition selection step I get message "Windows cannot copy files to this disk".
I've already googled a lot and read this forum topics, but still can't overcome this issue.

I've tried the following:
format HDD and create partition table with DISKPART via win7 disk command promt,
format HDD and create partition table with GParted (creating to primary patition: ~50 GB NTFS '"WIN7" and ~100 GB NTFS "DATA",
wipe all data from HDD writing random data,
create bootable USB flash with different tools (Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, Novicorp WinToFlash),
memtest86+ both operating memory modules (2 x 2GB) for 6 passes,
leave only one module connected to motherboard (with each),
reset CMOS setting in 3 ways (via BIOS, removing power cable and CMOS battery, pushing CLR_CMOS button on motherboard),
set HDD as the first boot device
but nothing helped.

I've searched in BIOS for different HDD emulation modes (AHCI, IDE), but the only present setting present:
Storage -> Device Configuration -> Hard Disk (SATA0):
Emulation type: Hard Disk, None,
Multisector Transfers: 8, 16, Disabled,
Translation Mode: Off, Automatic, Bit Shift, LBA Assisted, User.

What can I do? Your help is appreciated.

Tried removing USB flash key and refresh the partition list in partition selection menu. Didn't help.
Checked HDD with built in HP DPS selft test tool in BIOS.

A: Yet another "Windows cannot copy files to this disk" message

Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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This problem is making me crazy:

I am trying to copy some files to a CD Disk, so that I can open them on a different computer. I have put a disk in the drive, highlighted the file, clicked on "send to", and I get the message: "Please insert a disk into Drive E (or F, whichever I happen to try it with)".

The drives won't recognize that there is a blank CD. If I put in an audio CD or a DVD, it recognizes it, and plays it fine. It's just the blank ones that are giving me a problem. I have tried several different brands of CD . . . same result . . . "Please insert a disk into drive".

Does ANYONE have a remedy for this problem, or a suggestion? Any help will be appreciated.

FYI : My computer is a Dell 8300, running Windows XP. My drives are an NEC CD-RW and a Samsung DVD-ROM.

A:Can't Copy to CD . . "No Disk In Drive" Message

Stupid question.
Are you putting the blank CD in the NEC device?

Open "my computer".
RIGHT click the NEC drive
Left click "properties"
Left click the "recording" tab.
Is the box "enable recording on this drive" checked?

When did the problem begin?
Can you associate the onset of the problem to the addition or removal of hardware or software, to include an update to Windows or your antivirus program? Have you run a registry cleaner recently? I am NOT suggesting that you run a reg cleaner.

Have you EVER been able to burn files on this computer, using this NEC drive.

Basically, to be successful, you need the correct combination of burner / device, optical disk, software.
Are you using CD - R disks? Which brand & model?

Which optical disk are you using?

Which disk burning software is on your computer? Which disk burning software has EVER been installed on your computer?

How to troubleshoot CD playing problems.
I realize that your problem is burning, but many of the concepts are the same.


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When moving or renaming files I frequently get an error messages informing me that "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program". This typically happens with the second or third folder I try to rename or move. Navigating away to another folder and then coming back or closing explorer and reopening it usually helps but on the second rename or move I'm back to square one. I've been reading and searching on the forum and this is what I have tried so far:

stop the windows media player network sharing service
pause indexing
temporarily disable antivirus software
used the system file checker to check integrity

all to no avail. This is without a doubt the most annoying "bug" I have run into so far as it makes it virtually impossible to get anything done or organised. Has anyone found a real solution to this problem that does not involve manually unlocking every single folder before working with it (using 3rd party software - another option I have tried. Works but slows you down a lot)?

A:Can't copy or move files - error message "open in other program"

Hi linmix, welcome to 7F!

This may seem counter-intuitive, but, go to Control Panel >Folder Options >View Tab, and make sure the first box that says "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is not checked or ticked.

Restart your machine.
Try to replicate the problem.

See if that helps.

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I backup files monthly from my desktop computer to an external hard drive. In Windows XP, I copied files without difficulty. In Windows 7, however, when I begin to copy files, copying appears to stand still, and it appears that copying is estimated to take 11 hours or more. Then, after several minutes, the ?property loss? window appears (see .png attachment), I check ?do this for all...? and click ?yes.? Copying then goes as I expect it to--quickly, without interruption and in only a minute or so.

How do I copy files in Windows 7 without these annoying, time-consuming steps?

A:Copy files and "property loss" message

Try copying with Robocopy.

PowerCram: Robocopy Syntax, Command Line Switches and RoboCopy Examples

Theres also a Robocopy GUI.

Microsoft Robocopy GUI For Windows Robocopy

You can also try Teracopy.

Copy your files faster with TeraCopy

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"


Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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( Windows XP Medica Center not use Media Center at this time)

Did a Disk Cleanup this morning in anticipation of doing a Defrag. I checked "compress old files" because it sounded like a good idea....apparently not.
In the midst of doing this, I got the message
Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows myst restore the original versions of these files. Insert your now."

No, that is not a says "insert your now" does not designate what to insert. I inserted the Dell Reinstallation DVD and I get the message that I've inserted the wrong CD.
After reading a post on this sitefrom someone with a somewhat similar problem, I looked for the I386 folder and it is ON the hard drive.

I have done a virus scan (Trend Mico PC-Cillan Internet Security Suite 12, installed by Dell and it found nothing.

Do I have the option of not restoring the original files? Could this possibly occur from some Windows update? Or because I skipped the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification update? Would doing a system restore to a point yesterday help?

I am not comfortable doing much of anything to a computer, and I'd probably have to get someone to come do a reinstall if that's the only option.

As a side note, when I turned on my printer, I got the Windows File Protection notice about unrecognized files again, along with the "you have inse... Read more

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I'm putting this POST into this section as I'm not sure exactly where it should go - please advise .

I have WIN 7 64-bit Home Premium with MS Ofice 2003.

After copying some files to a DVD I continue to get a message saying that these files are still available for copying. I would like to get rid of whatever it is which is causing this message but don't know where to look for these files so that I can remove them as I have finished with the copying of files at the moment.

Where am I likely to find the files mentioned in this message , please ?

A:"Have some DVD files still to copy" message

Open Explorer, in the tool bar click Organize > Folder and search options > View > check: Hide protected operating system files > Ok.

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G'day everyone

How can I get Windows 7 to name copied files using the scheme "Copy of" (used in Windows XP and earlier) instead of the default scheme "- Copy", whenever a file is copied to the same directory as the original file?

In other words, if you copy a file named "Foo.txt" in a directory to the same directory, Windows XP would have named that file "Copy of Foo.txt", but Windows 7 names the file "Foo - Copy.txt". I want the copy to be named "Copy of Foo.txt".

There are several reasons why I prefer the XP style file name:

1. It is familiar :-)

2. I have existing files that use the XP style file names, and I want all my file copies to use the same naming scheme. I guess I can do a massive file rename across all my backups, but that would solve only one of my problems.

3. Most of my folders are sorted by name, and using XP style would sort all copies together. On other forums it has been suggested that one can simply sort by date (to get the copies sorted together), but that advice assumes that all copies are created after all other files are created, which is actually not often the case.

4. I often work with long file names, which means that the end of the file name is often obscured, unless I have wide windows (not always possible) and use lots of horizontal scrolling every time I want to select a file. Hovering over a file to get its full name is a cumbersome solution.

5. On other fo... Read more

A:Have copied files named "Copy of" instead of "- Copy" (aka XP style)

I found one partial solution (fairly good):

With Supercopier, use Ctrl + click/drag to copy files.

SuperCopier Website

In Supercopier's Confuguration settings, go to "Copies & moves behaviour", and in "Old file renaming pattern" type "<full>" and in "New file renaming pattern" type "Copy of <full>".

If you use just right-click and drag to make file copies, the context menu will give you the option to use Supercopier, but the default option is Windows' own copying.

However, if you use Ctrl + click/drag, it uses Supercopier to copy, and the copy is named according to your preference. If a file is copied using Ctrl + click/drag to another directory, the renaming pattern is not used -- the customised renaming is used only on files copied to the same directory.

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How can I work around the following rror message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk". I'm using Windows XP on a Gateway GT 4016

A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

Get a new disk or provide a whole lot more details about what you're trying to do and what program(s) you are trying to do "it" with.

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I have a two-week old, custom built desktop with a genuine OEM version of Windows 7, operating Office 2010. The 'system' sits on an internal SSD and all my documents and files sit on a separate internal disk. One aspect of my backup and recovery strategy is to create a clone of both disks using Norton Ghost 15. These clone disks sit in one drawer each of my PC and can be easily removed and stored for emergency purposes. The idea is that if my PC is ever stolen etc., I have duplicate disks that I can use in a to-be-purchased PC, which will allow me to get back on board quickly. I have been using this strategy for years with my prior computer running XP (only one internal disk) and this all worked beautifully. However, this strategy has appeared not to work with the new computer and has caused a problem as follows.

I first created a clone of the SSD and that completed without any errors. The next day, I tried to repeat this and I received a message 'Can't clone while Windows is running.' I realised from this and a bit of exploration that Windows had booted off the clone, rather than the SSD. In the process, the drive letters were swapped, but as the drives are different sizes, it was clear which was which. The guy who built the PC said that this happened because he had not stipulated a disk booting priority in the bios. Be that as it may, when I now try to start the computer with only the SSD in place, the computer goes through a bit of a process regarding my 'personal ... Read more

A:Cloned disk results in msg "This copy of windows is not genuine"

I dont see an obvious problem with the MGADIAG report....was the report generated when you booted from the SSD that displays the non-genuine notification?

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Last week I had to re-install 7 Pro 64Bit, it activated just fine & I did all my updates. Yesturday I was just configuring some settings, nothing drastic & shut down for the night. As the comfuser was shutting down, I noticed down in the R-corner of the screen, the attached message.

When I go into the Comfuser's Properties & look under Windows Activation, it states:
Status Not Available
Product ID: Not Available

Of course, MS was no help; so does anyone know what is going on?

A:"This copy of windows is not genuine" message


In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply

More info: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions


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I just got done using the MS fix it tool to remedy the compress old files hang that occured when you used the disk clean up tool . There were about 20k old files that no matter how many times you ran disk clean up they were never compressed a matter of fact at times I would actually see an "Increase" in files listed in the compress old files line AFTER I did selected "compress old files" clean!!!

So I used the MS fix it tool to solve the problem and guessed it the tool removed the option for "compress old files" ! Now it is no longer there. MS states that they deleted this option to prevent the hang issue. But this is why I want to know whether these old files are actually being compressed when i use the defrag and it says "compacting files" ..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Is "compacting" files in defrag the same as "compressing old files" in disk clean up?


The 'compressing files' referred to by a defragmenter is the process of moving the files it has put together to the start of the drive.

When defragmenting files, it moves the pieces of the file to an empty space further into the drive. Once it has done this to all the files, it moves them back to the start of the drive as this is generally the fastest part.

This doesn't compress files like the option in disk clean up.

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I loaned my USB flash (Imation Atom 4GB) disk to a colleague; it was working fine when I gave it to her. She could not dismount the disk from her netbook, even after everything was closed. The computer kept saying the disk was in use. After 5 minutes of this, I pulled the disk out and put it into my machine.

First, Microsoft Security Essentials found and removed “Worm:Win32/Autorun.gen!inf.

Next, I was given the message "Do you want to scan the disk for errors?" I clicked 'yes' but got a "Windows can't check the disk while it is in use. Do you want to dismount the volume first?" I click on "Force dismount" and received a message "Windows can't check the disk while it is in use. Do you want to check for hard disk errors next time you start your computer." I check the box that says “Schedule disk check,” the box automatically closes. I re-start my computer, it boots up just fine, but does not appear to do any type of disk check.

I have no problems “safely removing the disk.” I can eject it every time without fail, but every time I plug the device back into the system, I receive the “scan and fix” prompt.

When I try to format the device, I am given the message "The drive is in use. Another program or process is using this device. Do you want to format it anyway?" I click "Yes" and receive the message "Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or programs that are using... Read more

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message


Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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I've been having this problem for a few days now. Every time I start up I get this error message Windows - no disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9. Also when I open up task manager the window looks funny i.e. all the tabs disappear and I cannot close it. This thing seems to be slowing down my system.

Please advise. Thanks!


A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" error message [moved from XP; further malware help may be

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Been receiving the following error all the time. I am using Windows XP Home SP3. "Windows - No Disk 'Exception Processing Message c0000013Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c'"

I have viewed multiple forum histories and there seem to as many "fixes" as google ads.

I trust this group most. Any ideas how to get rid of this problem?

Thank you!

A:Windows - No Disk "Exception processing message c0000013"

Try this:

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My laptop is getting really slow and i cant use browser as it gets slower and hangs a lot. What do i do ?

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I recently burned a couple of CDS (filled with videos and mp3s) and MADE SURE that they worked properly and were burned correctly BEFORE I deleted the videos and mp3s from my computer. Well, I burned about 5 cds. I was checking over some of the CDs and 2 of the burned CDs dont want to work. I get the following error:

"Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows"
Why am I gettin this? Im POSITIVE that the disk was burned correctly but now all of a sudden Im gettin this error. I got Windows XP SP2, Gateway Computer.

A:Error Message: "Windows Cannot Read From This Disk."

Are they in perfect condition?

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I get this error message whenever I try to run iTunes or load a music CD. I cannot get it to disappear, and end up having to reboot. I have run A-Spyware & A-V software, and have cleaned my register.

I saw a solution to this in forum threads, which referred to using "Hijack This". But the solution required someone else to look at my log file, and then suggest specific actions.

Can anyone help me through this please?

Many thanks.

A:Solved: Error Message "Windows - No Disk"

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Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

A:Reinstalled windows 7, now i've gotten a "disk faliure" message.

Quote: Originally Posted by LaurenTrumpe

Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

You would do well to follow the instructions for it sounds like you have a HD on the verge of failing.

Probably just co-incidental that you just did a clean install.

After you back up run a chkdsk to check the HD status.


Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

Do this for each hard drive on your system.

When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

Then reboot and let the test run.

It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

B- Elevated Command Prompt:

Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"


Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and... Read more

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First of all, i just want to let everyone know that i am not very good with computers so, please bare with me.

Here is my problem, my wife was trying to download pics from her memory card of her camera (sd card) to my computer so that she could burn the pics to a cd. My computer (Gateway GT5016H) has a slot to insert the memory card into the tower of the computer. She inserted the card, retrieved the pics and proceeded to burn them to a cd. When she was done, she shut down the computer.
Now evertime i start the compuer i get an error message pop up "windows-no disk" "there is no disk in drive. Please insert disk into drive." I also must click cancel multiple time to get rid of the error message. Gateway tech's could not help resolve the problem and told me to contact the manufacture of the sd card because they believe there is a compatability issue. I have windows XP if you need to know.

Can anyone help me.

A:Solved: Error message "windows-no disk" Please help me!

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This message comes up on starting Windows XP and has to be clicked on 8 times to go away.

Using HijackThis 1.99 I did a scan and received this report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:42:27 AM, on 3/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\RegistryRepairPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 3.5\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Brad\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

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I keep getting the "Windows - No disk" message when running Spybot or Adaware. I went to HijackThis and did a system scan and got a log file but I need someone knowledgeable to look at it and tell me what to check and fix after I run a "system scan only". I ran Spybot in Safe Mode and didn't get the pop-up. Any help will be much appreciated. Here is the logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:53:26 AM, on 3/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
H:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
H:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
H:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.exe
H:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.BIN
H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
H:\Documents and Settings\Charles Eldredge\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

A:Reinstalled windows 7, now i've gotten a "disk faliure" message.

why did you do the same post twice but in different sections o_O???? This isn't going to get your problem resolved any faster......

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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I recently had my computer crash due to a TROJAN virus and at that time I had Windows XP service pack 3 which my computer man installed for me. After being infected I had to completely reinstall EVERY thing on my computer taking my computer back down to Service Pack 1 the only operating disks I had. Now when I do a Disk Clean Up, it doesn't have the option to "Compress Old Files." Can some one please tell me why this option is not there and how I could go about fixing this. Thank you.

A:"COMPRESS OLD FILES" not and option in my "Disk Clean Up"

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I've tried frequently documented solution regarding FsDepends where
changing the start reg key from a value of 3 to 0.... doesn't work as this is a common symptom to a different problem.

When using partdisk or the disk management gui I get the error message: "A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found"
eg partdisk select vdisk file=c:\my.vdh
There are some statements that some Intel Management Control Software might be knobbing this feature... does anybody know what this installation is doing so that the process can be reversed?
Any other suggestions?

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Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. I am running Windows XP SP2 Home Edition.

Background. I was running Windows IE 7.2 beta no problems.
I decided to upgrade to Windows IE 7.3 beta the system would not. I removed 7.2 before trying to install 7.3 beta. I dropped back to IE 6 thinking it would run correctly, but I was wrong.

When I try to move a file using the "Copy to" or "Move to" window, the window frame displays, but there is nothing in it except at the top "Select the place you want to move "x" file, and then at the bottom of the window, "to view any sub folders click plus sign," Move, New Folder. The entire file system is missing where I could select a file to move to, example:
C:\ and all the sub folders are not displayed so I cannot select one. The system still works, but all the files are sent to C:\SW3\F2 which is most likely the last folder I accessed before this whole failure to install mess started.

Is there any way to restore the file system so I can select where I want to send my files when I copy and move without dragging them with two open windows?

Thanks. I have more questions, but this is enough to start with.

I appreciate the help. I really screwed this thing up. I am currently running IE6 with expanded stuff left over from the botched install attempt from IE 7.3 beta.


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Do you or anyone else willing to help me, know which registry key I would have to manually delete in order to remove the "Move To" and "Copy To" options from my context-menu?

Please help me solve the problems with my registry. I'm using Windows XP Pro (64-bit Edition). The problems started when I tried opening windows by clicking on folders & files, which are listed on my Start Menu:

Whenever I double-click (or right-click on any folders listed on my Start Menu, and then select "Open" or "Explore") to open files listed on the menu, the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows pop-up.

The "Move To" & "Copy To" windows won't go away, unless I click on "OK" or "Cancel". And now that I have the lastest stable-release of WinRAR installed on my XP, the "Move To" and "Copy To" options aren't listed on my context-menu, anymore. However, I can't open any of the folders I want to access via my Start Menu because my registry is still setup to make the "Move To" and "Copy To" windows appear. And now when I click on "OK" or "Cancel" on each of those windows: none of the folders I wanted to open appear.

The previous owner of my PC configured the registry to make the start-menu & context-menu include the "Move To" & "Copy To" options. So whenever I click on an option in the start m... Read more

A:Why do the "Move To" & "Copy To" windows appear when I click on Start Menu?

Sorry, I have no idea how to fix your particular issue. But, the way to avoid this kind of problem is to immediately format the disk and install the operating system fresh when taking possession of a previously owned computer.

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I am using Windows XP SP2. I just uninstalled Norton AntiVirus 2004. The uninstall would not complete, so I downloaded and ran the SymNRT program (from Symantec) to remove the program. All went well. The program advised that all Norton products had been successfully removed. Upon reboot, after I click my icon on the XP "Welcome" screen and type in my password, windows loads the desktop as normal. A few seconds later howeverm I get the following message:
"Windows - no disk Please insert disk in drive"
Clicking 'cancel' removes the message and everything appears to be fine. I did a bit of research and have already tried the following to no avail:

Clearing recent files list from QuickTime
Starting the PC in Safe Mode to see if the error comes up (it does).
Disabling SpySweeper from running at startup
Disabling ZoneAlarm from running at startup

I still get the error. I since have re-enabled ZoneAlarm and SpySweeper. I have also installed NOD32 AntiVirus. The error remains constant. It happens each time I reboot.

I notice that the log file below refers to L:\Adobe\Photoshop Elements in a couple of spots. I recently did something that caused drive letters to change. I used Drive Mapper in Partition Magic to help fix any problems and all appears to be well. My old "L:" is now "G:". I'm not sure if this is relevant, because this happened a few weeks ago and the error I'm posting about only started today. I did figure... Read more

A:"Windows - no disk" message at startup

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has anyone ever received this message??

"windows no disk"

how did you fix it??

A:"windows no disk" error message.

Hard drive error.,more than likely. Go to hdds makers website,
download the diagnostic utility and run it.

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im not completely sure if this has to do with windows but i keep having an error message pop up randomly and i have no idea what it is talking about it says:

"Exception Processing Message 0xc0000013 Parameters 0x75EF92A0 0x00000004 0x75EF92A0 0x75EF92A0"

and it only lets me cancel, try again, or continue, but whatever i do it usually pops up a few more times. can some1 please tell me what the hell it means or just how to fix it?

A:"Windows- No Disk" error message???

hi and welcome maybe this will be useful a lot of options

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I'm having problems with starting my pc.

Every time I try to boot it I keep getting the error "wuauctl.exe - No disk" that states:
"There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr3"

And when I try to close the error message the computer reboots itself.

Any ideas?

A:"No Disk" Message on Windows XP [can't boot]

Does Windows start at all? Or is the message during the startup process and you can't get any further?

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I can not open my photoshop prom in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

No need to Post twice, we heard you.
In Photoshop go to File\Preferences\Memory & Image Cache, and set the value of used by Photoshop to 50%. Restart Photoshop. Or if you have another drive, set the Scratch Disk to be on another drive.

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My problem was answered for someone previously and consists of an annoying pop-up every time I load Windows XP. I have cleaned the registry using a commercial program but this message is still there. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?. The problem does not occur when I boot to Safe Mode. I have downloaded HiJack This and here is my log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:00 PM, on 2/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\TweakMASTER\TMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.112... Read more

A:Windows Startup "No Disk" Message

I don't see the "usual suspects" there, but I would suspect IPOD or Itunes, or perhaps "disk keeper"

Anyway, try doing a "clean boot" to see if it happens:

Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:;EN-US;310353

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in &#8220;selective&#8221; startup mode &#8211; you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.

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I can not open my photoshop program in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

Hi do you have any p2p software on the machine,what av do you have

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At startup continually suffer from Windows-No Disk window. Takes 3 cancels to get past. How can I fix this? Read other posts on this and it looked like this may be helpful to see:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:36:42 PM, on 1/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
F:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
F:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet k series\Bin\hpoorn07.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
F:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
F:\... Read more

A:"Windows - No disk" message at startup

This doesn't look copacetic since no file is listed, I'd check and "fix" it:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Subst] subst C: F:\

Other than that the scanlog is ok.

When did this problem begin? If recent, you might just want to try a System Restore.

The problem is occasionally due to the system trying to access some removable media which has no disk in the drive, such as a zip drive.

It can also be due to drive letters being assigned to drives that no longer exist. What exactly is on your "c:" drive?;en-us;330137

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For whatever reason I have been getting the message "Windows - No Disk" when I log on to my user name. This is really annoying and would like to stop it. If anyone has any suggestion's for solving this problem it would be greatly appreciated!
I have run "hijackthis" and posted the log for review.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:11:43 AM, on 3/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:"Windows - No Disk" error message

has to do with hp media zone

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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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Today I tried to burn a disk of mp3 files as I've done many times before. When I tried to copy the files from the C drive to the D (CD/DVD drive), Windows Explorer only would allow "Move," not "Copy". I tried to copy with CTRL+Right Click and that didn't work either - when I hover over the icon for the D drive it says "Move."

I was able to copy and burn a disk (in CD format) with Windows Media Player, and the CD drive works fine for playback. Also, when I plug in an external hard drive Windows Explorer allows copy of files to the external hard drive.

It's only when I try to copy files to the CD drive that I encounter this problem.

No other recent changes have been made to the computer.

Any idea, and thanks very much!

A:Windows Explorer only allows "Move", not "Copy" to CD/DVD drive

try selecting the files--then right click and select 'SEND TO' CD/DVD--it shouldn't be possible to 'copy' to a blank CD/DVD as it will be unformatted.

'send to' the choose burn

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I've been getting this message for a long time - but much more frequently lately.

"Files required for windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized version. To maintain stability restore original versions. Insert Windows XP Cd-rom now"

However my system didn't come with the windows xp CD-rom. How can I get rid of this message?

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Just re-installed a new hard drive. After reloading windows and my printer.. HP PSC 2410xi photosmart.... I began getting a pop up that reads:
Windows No Disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert disk.
Cancel Try Again Continue

I searched your forum and saw to download Hijack This and run a system scan. Here are my scan results, please help:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:22:53 AM, on 5/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
g:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
G:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
G:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
G:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1145302271\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
G:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
G:\Program Fi... Read more

A:"Windows No Disk" Pop Up Message

Please don't post duplicate threads.

Continue here:

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I have started receiving this message every time WinXP tries to install updates:

"Windows - No Disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c"

I believe it may have to do with my recently removing a hard drive to use in another system (without having disabled it in Device Manager first), but I don't know how to get rid of it. It is interrupting the update installation and not allowing it to complete.

Any advice will be gratefully appreciated.


PS - Here's a HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:58:07 PM, on 11/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
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A:"Windows - No Disk" Message

Hi, might work, scroll down to the auto fix.


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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\AppMgr\vz... Read more

A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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Hi there

I have a home computer running Windows XP with Outlook Express 6 and a laptop running Windows 7 with Outlook 2010.

I have had my pop3 email accounts set up on Outlook Express on the home computer for a long time now and wanted to use Outlook 2010 on my laptop for the SAME email accounts.

What I want is for messages to be downloaded to BOTH laptop AND home computer. I have gone into the account settings on each and ticked "Leave a copy of the message on the server" option on both Outlook and Outlook Express, yet if a message is downloaded on one of them, the other one doesn't pick it up?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Solved: "Leave a copy of message on server" functionality

Once you download the message from a POP3 server, it's marked as read on the server. It's still there, but most POP3 client default to download only unread messages.

If the email service supports IMAP, use that with Outlook 2010 and Outlook Express. IMAP keeps everything on the server was designed for people using multiple mail clients for the same account.

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I just started getting an error message headed "Miscrosoft Genuine Advantage" stating my copy of Office is about to be marked "not authentic." How can I delete the source and cause of this message. Why am I getting this. My computer is 5 years and this has never happened till now.

A:How to Remove Error Message: "This copy of MS Office is not Genuine."??

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Hi everyone,

Weird double whammy here: I ran Disk Defragmenter on my Windows XP Fujitsu N Series Laptop and it only runs for about a minute before it goes into "Paused for Shadow Volume Copy" and just sits there. Strike one. After scouring the Microsoft tech support site, it says I can disable Shadow Volumes through the Backup utility, but I can not find "Backup" anywhere on my Start>All Programs and couldn't find it by doing a full search of my C drive (though many things came up with "backup" in its name and I may just not know what I'm looking for). Strike 2.

Any solutions and recommendations out there? Thank you very much if so!


A:Disk Defragmenter "Paused for Shadow Volume Copy"

its in ...start...all programs...accessories...system tools...back up...
have you tried defragging in safe mode...

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Afternoon, I'm a bit boggled by this issue we are having on a PC at our office. It seems that the PC normally will boot up and the memory usage will be low 2 GB / 16 GB until 10-12 minutes go by then it shoots up 11 GB / 16 GB. It's really odd and I can't explain it, since no applications are started.

I took it upon myself and downloaded RamMap. Using RamMap I was able to determine that the memory is caused by "mapped files" under "file summary" I can see the two large files which are to blame. But I'm not able delete these currently until tomorrow to confirm the user doesn't need them.

What I'm looking for is an answer as to why these files seem to be singled out? Thanks in advance. I've included a screenshot to the RamMap findings and my understanding with how memory is handled is limited.

EDIT - I can see now only 1 large file is being selected for "mapped file".

A:Windows 7 Large files stuck in "mapped files" / "stand-by"

Attachments -

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I can't copy and paste "User name" and Password" in Windows Mail (Vista 64 bit SP2)

I have already try both mouse and keyboard (ctrl+c and ctrl+v)

I would like to know how to setting then I can copy and paste "User name" and Password" ?

Kind Regards,

A:I can't copy and paste "User name" and Password" in Windows Mail (Vista 64 bit SP2)

I'm no expert, but I'd imagine it's a security measure.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I keep getting the above error message everytime I start Windows or try to use Ad-Aware or Spybot - Search & Destroy. It also states "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive."

I used to insert a DVD into the drive and sometimes it used to work but not anymore.

Hope you can help!

A:Error message "Windows - No Disk" on Windows XP

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

A:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi, I am trying to delete a whole lot of old files, like old Word documents, kids old school assignments and some photos. I delete tham as normal but as soon as they delete, they pop back into the folder with the word (copy) after the file name. Is there a setting I can change so that when I delete a file it doesn't come back as a copy? I just want to clean out the folders and don't want these files any more. How can I permanently delete them?
Thanks for your help.

A:Deleting old files but comouter puts them back again as "copy"

How are you deleting these files? Are you highlighting them and hitting the DEL key on the keyboard, or are you right clicking the file, or are you going up to Edit/Delete?

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A few months ago I successfully converted my Windows (8.1) HDD from GPT format to MBR format, without data loss.
Today I tried to do the same, but I'm stuck at one of the final steps: getting Windows to boot again.

I used the instructions provided by TeraByte Unlimited: (See "Converting a Booting Windows 7/8.x/10 GPT drive to MBR/EMBR") and used their BootIT Bare Metal boot disc to do the conversion.
Everything went fine, until step 19. The BCD file did exist on my system, but I figured it'd be better to generate a new one, so I used the rd /s /q C:\Boot command - using the command prompt on the Windows 8.1 recovery disc - to remove the old BCD file. This is where all the problems started, because afterwards I wasn't able to restore/recreate the BCD file using the bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: command.
Whatever I try, I always get a "Failure when attempting to copy boot files." error.

I have tried many commands, but nothing seems to do the trick. Diskpart shows me that Windows is indeed located on the C:\ drive. I double-checked this, because some people stated that this error pops up when you specify the wrong Windows location.
I've even inserted my Windows 8.1 recovery disc and ran Startup Repair. That one would throw an error at me, telling me that it was unsuccessful in finding and fixing the issue.

Other useful information:

- Windows partition is marked as Active (tried and confirmed via ... Read more

A:bcdboot: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files"

- How to use the BCDboot command in Windows 7/8/10. -> link
- How to fix the Windows 7/8/10 bootloader if the hard drive has an MBR partition table. -> link

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Hi there;

I'm having a problem with my laptop. Previously everything has been fine, and then today I am unable to download programs (I can still download music p2p).

I have tried to download an MP3 splitting program and get the message "the setup files are corrupted. please obtain a new copy of the program".

I deleted the corrupted files and tried again, the same.

I have now tried 3 alternative programs, run Spyware and Antivirus software and performed system restore to no joy.

Searching the internet the only solutions I could find were people who were using a particular type of network card, which I'm not.

I have a Dell Inspiron 640m, not altered in any way and I am up to date with antivirus and spyware programs and tests.

This is infuriating me! Any help gratefully received

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I cannot open/copy files within a folder containing web files. Basically the files that make up my website in a PHP-based CMS, a bit like Wordpress.

All the files appear to be created by someone else, but I bought licencing rights (i.e. they are website 'theme' files).

All the files were fully editable/working on my last Windows installation. This issue is affecting my new Windows install.

The files are a mix of PHP, images, JavaScript files etc.

Let's take an example PHP file:

General infoFile name is in green
I can't open the file in my default text editor "Can't open file xxxxx"
I can rename it
Folder path + file name is well under 100 characters
I cannot copy the file to any new locations: File Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action

Security tabWhen I first open Security, it has a ? and a long string of letters and numbers listed, but that list disappears after a second or two
All Groups/users have Full control but none have Special permissions
Groups/users listed: Everyone, SYSTEM, <my current user>, HomeUsers, Administrators, Users
If I look at permissions for each group, they all list Full control and have inherited values.

I have tried using a little program called "Unlocker" but that didn't help.

I have looked at lots of other threads. Most talk about deleting files which is not what I am after. Some talk about the file being actively open by something else but I'm 99% sure that's not the case, ... Read more

A:Cannot open/copy files I have 'Full Control': "you need permissions"

Quote: Originally Posted by Rave79x

I cannot open/copy files within a folder containing web files. Basically the files that make up my website in a PHP-based CMS, a bit like Wordpress.

All the files appear to be created by someone else, but I bought licencing rights (i.e. they are website 'theme' files).

All the files were fully editable/working on my last Windows installation. This issue is affecting my new Windows install.

The files are a mix of PHP, images, JavaScript files etc.

Let's take an example PHP file:

General infoFile name is in green
I can't open the file in my default text editor "Can't open file xxxxx"
I can rename it
Folder path + file name is well under 100 characters
I cannot copy the file to any new locations: File Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action

Security tabWhen I first open Security, it has a ? and a long string of letters and numbers listed, but that list disappears after a second or two
All Groups/users have Full control but none have Special permissions
Groups/users listed: Everyone, SYSTEM, <my current user>, HomeUsers, Administrators, Users
If I look at permissions for each group, they all list Full control and have inherited values.
I have tried using a little program called "Unlocker" but that didn't help.

I have looked at lots of other threads. Most talk about deleting files which is not what I am after. Some talk about the file being actively ... Read more

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Hi. I'm thinking about repairing Windows 7Home Premium 32bit with the DVD, because of BSOD, but I hesitate.

I first need to know if the backup folder called "Windows.old" will be a COPY (keeps Date Modified but updates Date Created) or a CUT (simply moves all folders to an other, thus doesn't change Date Created). Thanks!
So of course, only those who have ever reinstalled Windows 7 may know the answer. If you don't know but have reinstalled Windows 7 at least once, please spare 30 seconds to check, simply find a file like a picture or music that you had before the reinstall, and see in the bottom bar of explorer if its Date Created is the original or the reinstall date. You can also click Display tab in Explorer, then Sort by > Others > check "Date Created", > OK > Click display again > Sort by > Date Created. Don't mistake with Date Modified, I know the original Date Modified is kept upon copying, but it will update if you modify the file obviously. Please be honest and double check, losing 5.9 years old dates of my past would be heartbreaking, like mixing the pages of my diary!

Date Created is very important to me (and is underrated because it's not the default sorting option unlike Name/Type/Date Modified) because my computer is 5.9 years old, now has thousands of files and folders and it's easy to find them back and organize them with Date Created sorting if I didn't write tags or description in the file name.
If it doesn't ke... Read more

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I was just thinking about this and wondered if it's possible...

You know how when you make a copy of a file in its own folder it appends "Copy of " to the beginning of the file name? Is there a way to change that to something else? Perhaps append something to the END of the name instead of the beginning, so that the files are still next to each other when alphabetically sorted? For example, if the original filename is "thisfile.bat" then the copy could be something like "thisfile (copy).bat" or even "thisfile.bat.copy".

Generally when I make backup copies of a file in the same directory, I leave the name and extension there but just add .bak to the end (thisfile.bat.bak). Yes, I realize that could make it not work, but it's just a backup and it keeps it organized for me.

A:Is it possible to change the "Copy of" appended to copied files?

I'm not sure why you are backing up a file in the same directory the original is in? If that directory gets corrupted, it would corrupt the backup too. If you are trying to backup your files, put them in another directory or better yet, in another drive like a USB HDD or Flash Drive.

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All of a sudden, I can't move or copy files or folders to other folders on the computer. I'm running Windows 2000 Pro. When I try to move something, I get a popup that says that I can't copy or move from this zone due to security settings. I can't find where I can change this. Can anyone direct me to the solution?
I just noticed that I can move things on the C: drive into and out of folders. The problem appears to be related to moving things around on the desktop. If I try to move a file into a folder on the desktop, I get the cannot move into the zone due to security settings.

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So I want to copy files from my PC to Android phone in the "Last Date Modified" sequence.

That is, the file in that folder was modified the first should get copied first.
Then the file that was modified second, should get copied second.

Is there any way to do this? Like with a tool or something?

A:Copy files in the "Last Date Modified" sequence

You could do it with powershell like this.

$items = (Get-ChildItem -Path "Rootfilepath" -Recurse | Sort LastWriteTime)
foreach($item in $items)
Copy-Item $item.FullName -Destination "Directory you want to copy to"

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I'm in the recovery console trying to fix the "ntldr is missing" error, and when I try to copy the ntldr and ntdetect files it says "access is denied". Any clues?? Thanks!

A:"access is denied" to copy ntldr files

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good day.
I have a problem which is puzzling me. I am re-installing windows xp on an Emachines desktop computer. It is an Emachines T1840 model with Intel 1.80Ghz processor, 40gig hd, has 640 mb ddr2 ram, dvd 16x player. I had installed windows XP on for a friend. The friend's brother downloaded all kinds of rubbish onto the computer and corrupted it.It came back to me and after a thorough cleaning with Avira Antivir anti-virus, Asquared trojan cleaner and Counterspy spyware cleaner I decided to run defragger on it(WIN). It shut down consistently with a message "Windows has recovered from a serious problem.
I decided to reinstall the operating system. It is now the second day and whether I put in a winxp disk or a winvista disk or try any of about 10 different winows disk that I have I keep getting "setup cannot copy the file "so and so" To retry Press enter. Ifyou are installing from a cd make sure the winxp cd is in the drive. To skip this file press ESC. If you skip this file Setup may not complete and windows may not work properly" To get each missing file I have to interchange disks and if I am fortunate to see the desktop, everything is corrupted.
Please help me and tell me what is happenning. I pulled the computer down to the screws and I still have the same problem
rongo with thanks

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This is driving me bonkers and I have almost no hair left. I really hope someone can help.

When I attempt to copy or move a file or folder from my Win7 box to my WinXP (SP3) media server, the operation nearly always fails. Take, for example, my trying to copy the VLC Media Player folder (704 files, 75.1 MB) from Program Files on Win7 to the C: drive on the media server via a mapped drive (X). In all cases, after hanging up at some point during the copy, I get this message:

Network Error
There is a problem accessing X:\<whatever current sub-folder copying is>
Make sure you are connected to the network and try again

I should note here that you only see the message come up if you wait for it (~1 min) after the copy hangs. If you try to cancel the hung copy before the message comes up, you can crash explorer.exe. I must also stress that there are no other access problems on the network. Files on the media server are accessible as expected from the Win7 box. Performing the same copy in reverse ("pulling" the same folder to the XP box from its console instead of "pushing" from Win7) works perfectly. All machines are in WORKGROUP and the same exact credentials are in use on all machines. All machines run the same version of Symantec Endpoint Protection and have firewall rules configured to allow all LAN traffic. All machines are connected through a Linksys SD2005 5-port GB "dumb" switch. Routing/DHCP is provided by a D-Link DI-604. ... Read more

A:Win7 "workstation" to WinXP "server" file copy FAIL

Same thing happens in my LAN between both Seven Ultimate x86 and x64 and a XP Pro SP3 file server, and also no problem copying from a Toshiba U200-182 laptop with Seven Pro x86 (Upgrade disk from Toshiba)to the same xp machine, also note that there is a normal transfer speed between al Seven platforms....

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Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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I know this question has been asked before as I've read about it all over the Internet. In order to get rid of the 'Low Disk Space' message it says to go to the registry and locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer, type a new value, etc. The only problem is I don't have an Explorer key. It ends at Policies.

I've tried everything. I've tried creating the key myself, and I've tried inserting the value into the policies folder. Nothing has worked. Can anyone help?
Thank you

A:Solved: Can't get rid of "Low Disk Space" message on my recovery drive

I guess no one else is having this problem. Do you think this is a problem with HP?

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I'm a computer lab assistant at Missouri State, and I always work on one of the two computers behind the desk. Both of the lab assistant computers have the same problem, but none of the others in the lab do.

I am on a computer running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with SP3 installed. I only get the "no disk" Error Processing message when I start Firefox. Any suggestions?

(note: I have also attached a copy of this error message, if it will help)

A:"no disk" Error Processing Message upon starting Firefox

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I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.

A:Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

wostone said:

I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
ThanksClick to expand...

You might have auto-run worm on the system. Does it appear on C also? When last you scan your system for malware/spyware/adware/worms/viruses/trojans?

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Hi there!
First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum.

I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows 10 (build 1607) in order to "repair" my system (there are some quirks I want to get rid off) using a freshly created USB (as per description), but it fails with the message "make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC" (rough translation from german; see attached screenshot) without any further information.

It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install (i.e. with keeping data and apps or without) and then back into the above mentioned error message.

This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed:
I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available.My C: partition (where windows resides on) is 106 GB large and has currently over 58 GB of free space available.The system partition that is supposed to be 350 MB is still 350 MB (I read something about this potentially being reduced to 100 MB by other tools ...).I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool (reinstalled it now after several tries with no success).I have disabled (i.e. fully decrypted) the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks.

My partitions (as seen from "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" and "Disk Manager"):
Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong?
What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error message on what or where is missing... Read more

A:In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

Hi, Mark and welcome to Ten Forums.
Have you tried to mount the ISO in File Explore, instead if using an USB stick?
I just download the current ISO here: Windows 10 ISO , mount it in File Explorer and run the setup.exe.

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When I go to the Winows XP Media Center I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3.".

When I first set up Media Player about 8 months ago I got this error message and doing a search I was able to find a fix. Then I had a problem about a month ago and reformatted my hard drive and did the same thing and found a fix.

Well, just had to reformat again and now I can't remember where I found the fix. Can someone help me?

Thanks! Oh - and BTW can someone tell me how I can find where the programs that I recored are stored.


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I have Both Window XP (C:/) and Vista Premium (E:/) on my system.

Sometimes when I run vista i get a message say something like this: "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues" After a reboot the chkdsk utily runs before it opens vista and fixes any issues, but i get the same problem a few days later.

Any Ideas?

A:constant message "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues"

I'd be testing both the RAM and the hard drive. Vista is really good at stressing out a system and may show issues when XP was fine, as was the case with XP versus 98.

To test the memory I'd use:

Then find out what brand of hard drive you have, probably will show you in Device Manager, and use the manufacturer's diagnostics to test it.

Another cause could be the drivers for the motherboard. Have you installed any chipset drivers? What motherboard do you have?

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"A problem caused [name of program] to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." But no solution shows. I have been using the same HP Pavilion tx1000 for a year and a half with no software or compatibility issues. I run Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 - 32 bit. Slowly this message began to appear with every microsoft program I opened and then started to spread to non microsoft programs. I tried reinstalling the programs, doing a system restore to the oldest restore point I could, I also tried uninstalling any window updates that were installed right before my problems. I have read some strings that indicate it may be a compatibility issue between the service pack 1 and vista but the service pack came with the computer and it has been working fine until recently. I am at loss what to try next. Has anyone using Vista Home Home Premium experience anything like this!!!

A:Windows Error Message "{Name of Program} has stopped working" "A Problem caused ...

hi and welcome the first thing to do is run your anti virus and malware progs this will check for issues there and hopefully rule it out the next thing to try is sfc/scnw its a how to and also try this,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html this will check for other problems in both your files and your hard drive

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I recently posted that after a windows update my machine crashed and rebooted round and round not even getting to the log on screen. Now feeling flush after trying safe mode,with networking,command prompt,windows normally and finally last known working configuration to no avail. I bought another Maxtor SATA 200gb internal drive and loaded windows up fine.Incidently to let anybody else know I installed every available windows update without a hitch as well so now comes my question. How can I transfer my precious files(My kids photos,films,etc) from my old hard drive to my new one? I have an ASUS K8V SE deluxe mother board and it has four SATA sockets 1 of which is already used if that helps.I have already plugged it into the SATA socket above the other one but it is not recognising and the computer gets to the windows xp loading screen and then stops dead so I did not carry on with that and disconnected it.Many thanks in advance for all replies.

A:One SATA drives files to copy to another "new one"

If I understand, you plugged old HDD along new. But did you switch it to slave? If youll access to load windows with old HDD, and you couldn't detect it, probably you'll need recovery partition software.

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With the "Copy, but keep both files" option, files with duplicate file names copied this way have (2), (3), (4), etc. appended to the file name.  Can this behavior be modified by the user to append something like "_2", "_3",
"_4", etc. instead?

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I'm having problems copying files from a flash drive to my computer's hard drive. When I try to copy the files, it says "Cannot copy: The parameter is incorrect." Anyone know what's going on? The files aren't corrupted or anything. I can open them and they work. Anyone know? I'm running a Dell laptop using Windows XP. Thanks

A:Can't copy files: "The parameter is incorrect"

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Yesterday when I switch on my computer, it automatic diskcheck on my E disk. I have 3 HDD, which is C: (My main partition, installed Windows on this HDD), D: is for all my game files (Installed games) and E: is for all my music, movies, game installer, software etc.

So back to the point, when I switch on my computer, and get to the "Windows is Starting", and it stuck right there for about 5-10 minutes. Firstly, I have no patient so I restated the computer, and second or third time also have the same problem. So I choose to wait patiently, after 5-10 minutes, it have a black screen for about 1 to a few minutes, then it started the disk check on my E drive.

Once the process started ( I have total 234240 file record as shown on the disk check ) and continue to file record 800, it started to give me message stated "File record segment 800 is unreadable, File record segment 801 is unreadable" and so on, and sometimes it continue to go smoothly without the message, but not long or sooner it will appear again. Almost the whole process I get these message which worried me, and I wonder if my hard disk is failing badly and unable to recover.
It continues to finish the process and attempt to fix the bad sector. And after that it successfully log onto Windows, so I can use it normally again.

But I notice my E: HDD cannot access and the "My Computer" screen is loading very slow, and sometimes goes unrespond. One thing very weird is that after I few hours ... Read more

A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

The "File record segment xxx is unreadable" error is an indication of failing hard drive. You should backup the data from this drive before it's too late.

Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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I receive daily a "Low Disk Space" error message which is incorrect and in my estimation fradulent. It goes on to give an alternative to rectify this situation by offering to "Speed up your computer and remove all viruses that are on your computer." Of course all of this is for a price. If you opt in and then change your mind before you totally commit they offer the same package for half price. I refuse to be "sucked in" by this fraudulent company.

I have gone to the internet to try and find out how I may get rid of this enemy. I have used Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsofts Security fix program all to no avail. I am at my 'wits end' trying to rid my computer of this plague. This is the url that the message comes through as. I cannot find out any source that will identify its origin:

I need help.


Doug. Bell

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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Help! I keep getting the message "Disk is full. TV can't play because the hard disk you chose in Settings is full. Clear space on this drive or choose another drive." The problem is I have lots & lots of free space left on my drive( like 120GBs) I use a HP Media center pc, & have contacted their support several times, it always boils down to " do a non-destructive recovery" & then "do a destructive recovery" These both work for a little while & then it all starts over again. I haven't been able to identify any new software, etc. that might be causing the problem. Any ideas out there??

A:xp media center "disk is full" message

Hi, and welcome to tsg - please add a reply to your post if you still have a problem with your PC include any updated info.

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Hi, I'm having some trouble in the GIMP, especially when opening or saving files. Going to the C: drive goes fine, but when I go to a following directory, I get the "No Disk" error message, telling me to insert a disk into "the" drive. Whichever that may be.

If that were all, it wouldn't have been a great deal. But whichever button I press in the error message, it just pops up again. And again, and again, and again... This is seriously bad for one's nerves. Of course, I tried to click very rapidly, and eventually it does stop, if you're lucky enough not to click once too many. Because chances are you click on the save or load dialog, then the message pops up, and you can start all over again! I tell you, it's only a matter of time before I have a mental breakdown.

I was actually uncertain as of in which forum to post, as I suspect this could be a Windows problem as well. You see, whenever I stick a USB stick into my computer, the drive letter assigned to it isn't the next one unused. Instead, it skips one. So perhaps my computer thinks there's one more drive - one without a disk in it - while there really isn't. That's just an idea though.

I'm using Windows XP SP2, GIMP 2.2.10 and GTK 2.8.9. Both are the latest version, and there is no mention of a "No Disk" message in GIMP's Bugzilla.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, of course!

A:Solved: "No Disk" error message in GIMP


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After formatting I keep getting error message "Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key"

I use this drive for an old PC that was running Xubuntu but now want to reinstall Win 7 after I went complete Linux on my main machine. I know it works. Every article online says the drive is either dead, infected, or whatever. I'm also booting from a flash drive, another thing I read is it's trying to boot from CD instead of USB and change boot order to fix, obviously that's what I'm already doing.

It's formatted fat32 with MBR. Any ideas what to do?

Thank you.

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Do you know how to add "Copy path" and "copy name" to context menu?
Like this screen shot!

A:How to add "Copy path" and "Copy name" to context menu?

On my PC the "copy as path" you show is accessed by holding down the shift key while right clicking.

This link will take you to a web page with details and a download set up to add copy name and/or copy path to the context menu.

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Without quotes, no extension. Anyone know what they are and if they're legit?


A:My c:\windows folder has a couple of strange files: "Dő„" and "@ů#"

They dont see legit to me. Try to do a virus search. Otherwise i recommend factory reset

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I am running Windows 7 on an iMac with VMware Fusion. Everything was fine for three months. Then slowly, problems started showing up. A notice would come up saying that Windows Explorer wasn't working and needed to close. (re-booted) So far, it is still only occasionally.

Then the screen size display began to change EVERY time Windows was restarted. The change was to a different size each time. (changed it back) It is getting to be a real pain!

Now the "My Computer" screen only works occasionally.(in the beginning, I rebooted. Now that doesn't help) When it doesn't work - the box is mostly blank with a horizontal "thermometer" where the words "my computer belong" slowly moving across the top. Even when the line is filled, the "my computer" screen doesn't fill in. When I do get a screen, I am only able to move files or folders for a short time. After that, I get a square when clicked on says "calculating" - and it never finishes. This happens with moving many, or only two or three files. I am also unable to click and highlight several random files with the control key held. This also happens with the recycle bin. I am unable to delete the files there.

I have a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB 800 MHz I use three different registry cleaners (had lots of problems before Windows7 and am not too happy with 7) and a Malware program. I have a software program that offers a repair feature on its disc. Is ther... Read more

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Well, that's it really.

I'm using Excel 2007 and when I right-click on a cell or row, the "cut" and "copy" options are greyed out. I can still work using the toolbar menus and icons, or the shortcut keys, so it's not a big problem, but I'm not comfortable with the context menu not working properly.

This happens in all workbooks, including brand new ones. I've looked through the Excel Options but can't find anything.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: "Cut" and "Copy" greyed out in Excel's context menu

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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My computer persistantly displays this error message saying "Windows - No Disk: There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive." When I look at the My Computer screen It shows my floppy drive, my C drive, the unknown Removable Disk Drive (D:), CD drives E and F, my other internal drive (G:), my external (H:), the second partition on my internal drive (I:), a DVD drive (J:), and then finally the second unknown Removable Disk Drive (K:). I have no idea what these Removable disk drives are or how they got here but I think they are causing the problem. Windows thinks there is a disk mounted but there isnt. If it helps the applications I was using at the time of when the incident first began was Azureus, my DVD drive, Divx Player, iTunes, and maybe some more random stuff. This error message pops up whenever I open multiple programs such as iTunes and Azureus. I could REALLY use some help with this as it is starting to become very annoying!

A:Keep getting error message saying "There is no disk in the drive"

right click on my computer then manage. click on disk management and see what it specifies K:\ as. you can right click and goto properties to get a list of drives attached and maybe it'll give you more specs on this removable drive.

is is possible you installed some software from a removable disk (like a usb key) and the software you are running is looking for the source media? it's possible this new drive has nothing to do with the windows error

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I get a 'no disk' message from my cd players. Windows recognizes they are there, and I have changed cables, drivers and rebooted from install and uninstall but nothing seems to be getting windows to recognize that there is a disk in the cd player.
I've run out of ideas...

A:false "please insert disk" message

Try this
Left click My computer right click on the cd drive and left click properties, click autoplay and change to suit your needs

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I'm getting the Low Disk Space message in Windows XP. Well, DUH...I knew that I was running out of room, so I bought an external hard drive with more space than I'll ever fill. Like an idiot...when I got the external.....I just went to folders...sometimes programs and used "send to" the now G: drive. Yes, I know, that was STUPID! Many of the same files are duplicated, etc so that they were copied and sent....not actually MOVED. Some of my programs don't even work correctly anymore.

I know that I can do a system restore....but I'm almost afraid that it might crash my pc. What is the easiest way to fix this problem and put everything else, except my bare essentials, on the bigger drive?


A:The dreaded "Low Disk Space" message

bumping this hoping to get some help

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i've been relying on going to "internet options","general" and "delete" then ticking all the boxes on that page..i found out that by doing this,my temporary internet file swere NOT being this a vista problem? my pc came to a complete sludge of a slow down today and i found that my internet files folder had files going back a year that hadn't been deleted as i've been relying on ticking those boxes..i had tons and tons of and tons of files.i'm wondering if this is the norm and also is it possible that other files are not being deleted when using that method? if so,then i probably have folders that are totally loaded with trash.

A:Solved: Had to delete temp internet files by "view files" ,"select all" ,"delete"

Have you ever unticked Preserve Favorites website data?

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.


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