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Windows 7: Windows 7 stalling during copying of large files to externa

Q: Windows 7: Windows 7 stalling during copying of large files to externa

I am currently trying to make a copy of the files on my laptop to an external drive but after 1 Gb of data is transferred the status box when copying stops and doesn't seem to be copying over any further files. When I try to cancel the process it does not register that I have pressed cancel and I have to shut off my laptop manually, waiting a few seconds before turning it back on.

I have uninstalled avast believing that it might be causing an issue with the transfer but the result is still the same.

Recently after a failed attempt it has rendered my hard drive back to an ntfs unreadable state due to error code 0x80070570 .

Any help to resolve either issue would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A: Windows 7: Windows 7 stalling during copying of large files to externa

What is the external HD? How old is it? When was it formatted etc..

In any case I would run a diagnostic on the external drive.
Also try a copying utility such as TeraCopy free version and see if it has similar problems(once the external drive is returned to a normal state or using another drive.)

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I'm currently getting what it seems like windows explorer ( or the status box when copying ) hangs when i try to copy files over 1gb ( i copy like 5 or more 350Mb files and its rock stable and fast - upto 50Mb/S over a 1 GIG ethernet link )

I notice after its copied around 750 the status box freezes and it seems its not coping any more... its via 1 gb network link , both machines are fairly quick and i'm logged into the machine i am copying from using terminal services

specs of 2 pcs -

pc where files are copied from - Quad 2.4 , 4Gb Ram , 2.4Tb in Raid 5 , Win7 X 64

pc where the files are copied to - dual core 2.26 , 4Gb Ram , 500Gb WD Hdd , Win7 X64

I beleive its not hardware as i've copied like over 10 gigs of 350 mb files with out issue , only multiple single files > 1gb seem to have issues.

Both PCS are running RTM. 16385


A:Windows 7 Hanging when copying large files

As a suggestion, test what happens when you fully uninstall (disabling is not enough) your anti-virus utility and 3rd-party firewalls, if any.

The most likely cause is interference from a kernel-mode filter driver.

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I hope someone can help me. I have 2 internal-sata hard drives(320 gig. And 2tb.) and 1 external usb/2.0 hard drive (750 gig.). The pc is an old dell gx520 tower with a fresh install of win7 pro. No antivirus, network connection, or firewall enabled. Processor is a Pentium4 running 3 GHz with 1.5 gigs of ram.

This is the problem: If I do a search on the 2tb. Drive for all of the jpegs, I have a total of about 84000 pictures. When I select all of the pictures and right click-copy and try to paste to another hard drive the pc will lock up and won’t display a copy status window. Windows says it’s not responding.
Now, if I right click-copy a single folder which has anywhere, from a few files to several hundred gigs. of data in it, using the same 2tb. Drive, it will copy over to another drive just fine.

I have tried, changing the swap file from “windows managed” to, up to 20 gig. Thinking the search was maybe having to write to the swap file. This didn’t work. I also booted in to safe mode and tried to do the copy from the 2tb. To the 320gig. drive and still no difference. I have tried this with windows copy handler and teracopy. It all has something to do with the fact that I am doing a search for the files before copying them.

Thanks for you help.

A:windows freezes when copying large files AFTER a search.

I'm sure it was working, just gotta give it time. It may say it's not responding but that because it's not responding to you. It has to sort it out before copying.

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Hi folks,

I already posted about slow network copying speeds but have discovered that's not the issue.

The actual issue is that copying keeps stalling. It'll copy files for 5-10 seconds at a good speed and then it just stops for maybe 30s - 1m? It repeatedly does this which makes it look like the network is slow.

Any thoughts on settings in my cards (Intel and Atheros gigabits cards, Netgear gigabit switch) I can change or something in Windows?


A:Copying files over Win 7 network keeps stalling?

I'm seeing the same, and it does not happening if I use fastcopy, have you tried? Still want the regular copy to work, but seems to be just bad.....

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Hi all,

I have a really big issue with one of my computer when copying large file (about more than 1GB).

When I copy a large file, 10GB for instance, after the time calcution for copy, the copy begins but the progress bar never goes after 1%. Even if I let the copy working all the night, the status stays the same. I have this issue if I copy a file from a folder to another one or if I copy it from my computer to an external hard drive (both NTFS).

I have another computer with Windows 7 Enterprise which does not have this kind of problem.

Could you help me on this issue?

Thank you very much

A:Windows 7 freezes when copying large file

Hello, Welcome to SF!

Try this thread: Windows 7 Hanging when copying large files


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Is there any way to copy a large file of 8 GB and above from one directory to another in an NTFS system?

A:Copying Large Files

Yes why not... what's the problem?
you are talking about copy ....not about move?

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Installed Vista HP

All fine save one (big problem)

In short I cant copy my music and pic dvd. Have a lot of files (almost 4gb). It gets to about 60% and stops copying as per the screenshot. Sometimes it tells me I have not enough memory to complete the opration (not the case as my hard drives are 160gb with plenty of space)

I have tried copying it to my Master hard drive, slave hard drive and External USB drive, all with the same result.

I think its the number of files (20,000+) as I can copy say a game dvd to my hard drive without issue (4.5gb but like 5 files)

Desperate for a solution or a workaround

This is error message I get (copying 4gb to a drive with 122gb free)

My specs are Vista Home Premium 32bit, 2gb Ram, 3.4ghz Pentium, 2x160gb Internal Samsung hard drives, Sony G120 DVD Rewriter.



A:Copying Large no files from DVD

I also have this problem. Did you ever find a solution?

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Installed Vista HP

All fine save one (big problem)

In short I cant copy my music and pic dvd. Have a lot of files (almost 4gb). It gets to about 60% and stops copying as per the screenshot. Sometimes it tells me I have not enough memory to complete the opration (not the case as my hard drives are 160gb with plenty of space)

I have tried copying it to my Master hard drive, slave hard drive and External USB drive, all with the same result.

I think its the number of files (20,000+) as I can copy say a game dvd to my hard drive without issue (4.5gb but like 5 files)

Desperate for a solution or a workaround

My specs are Vista Home Premium 32bit, 2gb Ram, 3.4ghz Pentium, 2x160gb Internal Samsung hard drives, Sony G120 DVD Rewriter.



A:Copying large no of files from DVD

Edit - This is error message I get (copying 4gb to a drive with 122gb free)

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I am using XP Pro - I need to copy a large file from one removable hard drive to another. About 37GB. Windows keeps running a copy for a while then locks up and kicks me out - usually with very little data copied.

Is there a work around or program that can do this?

A:Copying Large Files

strange - it should work,

do you have a power setting if idel turn off hardrives etc

I copyed 200GB of data from one removable to another over the weekend - so it should work

you could try copying to the PC and then from PC to drive

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I am having some problems copying large files to my computer from an external hard drive. The copying process starts but then seems to freeze after a couple of minutes. Is this happening to anyone else and is there anything I can do?

A:Copying Large Files

OS is Vista?.........according to your specs, along with no other information to help us whatsoever?

So I could 'guess', but a little more information would be nice

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Say I have a ton of files on dvds and I want to get them all on my USB HD but each file takes like 10 minutes to copy over. Is there a program or way that I can que up a list of files from the DVD and have it copy over 1 file at a time to the USB HD? Thanks

happy hadookens!

A:Copying many large files to USB HD, how to que up?

Hi bonkboy,

Welcome to TSG!

The easiest thing to do is write a script.

Let's assume that writing scripts is new or that you do not know how to write one.

Here is an example of a script (Note - since I don't know what OS you are running, this script may not work on your particular OS or any OS due to errors in the script, but it will give you an idea of how to do what you want as a first cut):

#! /bin/sh
# name of script is:
filelist=`ls -1 $1 $fromdir`
for i in $filelist
cp $i $todir

Note: $1 and $2 are the first and second parameters passed into the script from the command line.

You would first need to make the script executable:
$ chmod +x

Then you would need to invoke the script, as follows:
$ ./ <todir> <fromdir>
where you would replace todir without the brackets (<>) with the full pathname to the folder aka directory where the USB HD is mounted, and, similarly, replace fromdir without the brackets (<>) with the full pathname to the folder aka directory where the files to be copied are currently located.

You can start here to learn about Shell Scripting and go from there according to your system (Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix).
-- Tom

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Rebuilt my whole system due to an unusual BSOD issue. Now I'm getting a new one. When I copy games from a disc or large file from one HDD to another HDD it'll BSOD. I have no idea what's going on. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

Thanks in advanced,

A:BSOD when copying large files...

Hello Richard,
Please do a Hard Disk Test - using SeaTools
Do a Disk Check (chkdsk /f) and System File Checker (sfc /scannow)
Update your Saitek Hardware/Software - here

SaiBus.sys Tue Oct 02 22:48:01 2007
SaiH8000.sys Sat Apr 05 00:26:34 2008
SaiMini.sys Tue Oct 02 22:47:56 2007
Lastly, install SP1: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
If problem persists, remove AVG including Identity Protection (a known BSOD cause on some Win 7 systems) and run this removal tool when it is removed: AVG - Download tools


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7A, {20, ffffffffc000009d, fffffa800ef5d7c8, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+4c5e0 )

Followup: MachineOwner

5: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* ... Read more

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Hi all,

I get the Kernel Bule Screen of Death when trying to copy or play files over 1GB; lastest three dmp files are below in text file format. Started on the 14th Jan 2012 and has happened 50 times. The System is not overclocked.

Please Help


OS Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz 2.89Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7P55D-E Express
Memory 2x2GB Consair Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTZ 460
Sound Card on board sound with Motherboard
PSU 650W Corsair CMPSU-650TXUK TX
Case Coolermaster Storm Scout Mid Tower
Hard Drives 1Tb Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar
Internet Speed 30mb

Anti-virus Microsoft Security Essentials
Firewall Comodo

A:BSOD when copying large files

Ton's of disk hardware errors and I/O errors. Looks like you have a bad hard drive or possibly motherboard

Run a hard drive scan

Hard drive scan usings SeaTools - SeaTools for Windows | Seagate - Both long and short tests


ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)
A known BSOD maker in Windows 7. The 2005 version of this driver is known to cause BSOD on Windows 7 systems.
Download the ATK0110 utility from here -
Expand the "Utilities" tab and it will be the 15th one down on the list
After you install it browse to C:\windows\system32\drivers and check the properties of ASACPI.sys and make sure it now says 2009.



Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Sat Mar 3 14:43:18.163 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:05:57.037
Probably caused by : csrss.exe
PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xF4_C0000005
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xF4_C0000005_IMAGE_csrss.exe
BiosReleaseDate = 10/29/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2800
CurrentSpeed: 2891
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.... Read more

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Hi Everybody.

I have endured a problem and is frustrating me.
when trying to copy a large amount of files to a new desination, the 'busy cursor' key pops up for a little while and then the explorer drops and nothing happens.
If there are any ideas or surgestions please let me know.


A:Problem copying large amounts of files

What's a large amount?

Perhaps you should try to copy them in parts

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I have problem.
When I'm copying large files from from C disc to D disc (two phisical hdd drives) it consumer all my free memory. First it starts really fast, transfer rate is cca. 80-90MB/s, and when it fills all avaliable memory (I'm monitoring task manager) then it starts to slow, to 10-20MB/s till copying is finished. During that time working anything else in windows is almost impossible as everything is very slow. Strange thing is, when I'm copying reverse from D disc to C disk everything is as it should be, during copying transfer rate stays at 80-90MB/s, it consumes some 200-300MB of memory, and windows response is statisfying. I have a fresh installed Windows 7, before that I have XP.
My hardware: MBO GigabyteGA-MA790GP-DS4H, CPU AMD 940, RAM 2x2GB kingston, HDD 2xWD green 10EADS
Software: Windows 7 ultimate N


A:Copying large files consumes too much memory

What is the file system of the C and D drives?

Where is your temp directory?

How much free space on both drives?

What command are you using to copy the file?

How are the drives attached? (IDE, SCSI, USB, etc)

Greg Oliver
ISV Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation

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When copying large batches of files, say 18,000 files, Windows stops copying after 5 files and has a problem with one file. It waits for user input to skip the file before it goes on. So you can't leave the batch copy running unattended. It would make more sense to copy all the good files and then list the problems at the end.

A:improve copying large batches of files

I can see where you are coming from but I think you need to look into a little built in feature called robocopy

Robocopy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hello Everyone,

First post here. I assembled a new pc back in September and decided to go with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I do my best to research problems before asking for help but this one has totally got me. I installed the free version of Macrium for imaging and I noticed early on that it could not successfully verify the images that I created. Everything else seemed to be working normally so I set the issue aside thinking it was just a software quirk. The system has experienced some bsod's but the vast majority of these went away after updating the driver for the onboard graphics.

I finally got around to reading the Macrium documentation about how the verification works and how to confirm the results and now I'm concerned about data integrity on this machine. Copying large files from the cmd line with the /v option throws an error, copying at the cmd line and running FC /B to compare the files yields inconsistent results, a comparison of the same two files will pass FC one time and fail the next. Memory passes the Windows memory test, I'm going to run memtest86 overnight to see if it finds anything. I have read where there are some Win 7 64 issues copying large files to external usb drives but my drives are internal sata drives.

The system includes the following, nothing has ever been overclocked. The only tweaks were ssd optimizations such as turning off restore. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated, i'm just about ready to sta... Read more

A:Issues when creating or copying large files in Win 7 Pro x64

Hello cway and welcome to Seven Forums.

Apparently the copying of large files has been an ongoing problem. A quick Google search showed numerous issues ranging from slowdowns to complete freezes. Two possible solutions involve TCP auto-tuning or using a third party tool like TeraCopy.

Problem copying large files

I'm not sure how, or if, this relates to Macrium.

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System is a 3 yr old Gateway. P4 1.8 Ghz 256M, 80G Western Digital HDD (NTFS) running win2k pro

System was working flawlessy until last summer when the HDD croaked. Replaced with nearly identical Western Digital 80G unit. Re-installed OS and SP4 and put things back from backups.

Since then, if I try to copy a file bigger than 70Mbytes from the HDD to my CD-RW, my system hangs. Sometimes I can Ctl-Atl-Del and restart cleanly, other times I have to hit the power to get it back.

Saw the "delayed write error" message once but all the other times, the system just freezes.

Ran a memory test today with no errors.

Application can create large files with no issues.


A:system hang when copying large files

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 running XP. I also have a Seagate 250 gig external hard drive where I keep music, photo, and movie files. Lately, I began to get delayed write errors when copying/moving files from the c drive to my external (g) drive. I looked online for some fixes, went into the properties of both drives, and disabled the cache (whatever that means!). Now, I'm not getting the delayed write errors, but the moving/copying of large files is taking much longer that it was before. Copying a 1 gig folder will now take up to 5 minutes, when before any of these issues started, it used to take a few seconds. I did a chkdsk of the external drive and the issue continues. Any ideas what could be going on? Thank you all in advance for your replies.

A:Problems copying and moving large files

Please do not double-post.

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Everything is so slow e.g. opening of FireFox, opening of Excel, opening of Task Manager etc...while I'm copying 750GB of data from one partition to another partition......why? I'm running Windows 7 x64 7100 on a seperate partiton and I have a Q6600, 4GB ram and 5 X 1 TB WD Black edition drives...Task Manager is showing 33 running processors, 3 - 5 % CPU usage and 1.35GB of ram this a Windows 7 bug?

p/s Windows 7 is super fast when I'm not copying/transferring large files between partitions!

A:Why is 7 so slow while copying large files between part

Nope, i dont have any problems like this..


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I am hoping that this is the proper forum to seek assistance for problems with external hard drives. I will pose my question and see if anyone has had a similar problem and if so, how was it resolved:

I have a Maxtor external HDD and a Seagate FreeAgent external HDD and when I attempt to copy large files or videos to these drives I get an error message that tells me Windows XP Home failed to copy all of the files and suggests it is a network or driver problem - then usually my PC freezes up and I have to do a power shutdown and reboot. The file I attempted to copy is incomplete.

I have Win XP Home on a Compaq pc with 960 MB of RAM.

Seagate tells me it is a Windows problem - could it be a USB driver problem? if so how do I troubleshoot it?

Many thanks for any input.


A:PC freezes when copying large files to external HDD

Because AntiVirus is probably scanning the files
And Windows is using lots of memory
And the USB HardDrive may be fragmented or even in need of a check Disk
It's hard to tell.

You could try in Safe Mode (F8 Repeatively during system startup)
Then go to My Computer and try again
If it fails in Safe Mode, it's probably:
Faulty Ram: run Memtest for 7 Passes
Faulty HardDrive run CheckDisk on the drive (right click-Properties-Tools)
Or it can be Pagefile set too low (Right click My Computer-Properties-Advanced...)

I'd also recommend CCleaner (in Normal mode again) and Defrag both drives

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Hi, there...
I have several network drives connected to my system. One of them has 8 dynamic drives (8TB) connected to each other as one whole.
When I copy to the above mentioned drive (or rather drag and drop) a folder with the very large files inside (total size is between 1.5 or 2 to 4.5 GB) my system crashes.
Attached is a zipped file with Minidump files.

There is an image file as well that I took using my cell after I followed the instruction to change the registry a bit. Overall --> It didn't work (Although I WAS able to copy 5-6 files before the crash, but at the same time I saw the difference how the system was slower than usually)...

The interesting thing is that the crashes don't happen all the time. I can transfer several files, one at the time without any problem at all. But after copying like 4-5 or 6 the system crashes...

I have been analyzing the Mini Dump files for quite a while already but without obvious success...

I hope somebody would be kind enough to discuss the problem with me...
Please, feel free to post any questions you may want to ask me...

P.S. System: Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2.86 GB of RAM
(Well, there are actually 4 sticks of Memory, each 1GB --> So, totally 4GB of RAM)

A:PC crashes when copying large files to external HDD

States it is a memory issue, which I don't doubt with 4 Gig of Ram on Xp
Also at one stage System Restore was running when you were copying the files, it just fell over in a clump.

I'd suggest you remove 2 of the 1 Gigs of Ram
Adjust your pagefile to say ~ approx 2000 Min and max (even that's a lot)
(This is done in System control panel applet- then Advanced- top Settings-Advanced-Change)

Also probably a good idea to either turn off System Restore (your choice) or at least remove the old (or recently) created restore points:
Clear system restore points

Clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
Select the More options tab
Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

If all else fails, try Memtest (for 7 Passes)

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I don't have the BSOD info yet, and from what I can tell it varies anyway. The first error I received was 0x8007045d but after a clean install of Windows 10 I instead got a BSOD talking about IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

When I get home I want to try testing this specific USB 3.0 port that is on the front case of the Thermaltake Core V1 that I own. I used the left port and I get this issue, the right one didn't seem to cause it. However to make it more confusing I tried a USB 3.0 Flash Drive on the left port and copied the same exact file to it fine. I am unsure how to proceed.

Can someone tell me what I can do to verify the USB 3.0 port is functioning properly? I ordered one of these online but until it arrives would like some ideas.

DROK? USB 3 0 Hub Protector Multi Tester

Once I can actually get it to BSOD again I'll post that info.

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I want to mirror all content, including installation of OS and software, from my internal 320GB harddrive onto a 1TB external drive. My thought was that Windows would use some files at all times, so I ran Kubuntu live and tried to drag and drop all content from c:\ to the new drive. This won.t work since there are errors coming up all the time (cannot create directory etc). So how do I do this? Any recommended backup tools?

The thing is that I bought a Dell XPS M1530 that is breaking into pieces within its first half year. I though I.d go for a sophisticated and expensive machine, what I got is a pile of junk that needs replacements and adjustments constantly. And Dell has "no responsibility for clients data" so I had to buy another external harddrive to do the mirroring myself.

Best regards

A:Copying large amounts of files, mirroring 320GB?


what you want to use is norton ghost, or arcronis true image, these programs can create a snapshot of the disk, including boot sector (something you wont get with just copying the files over), restoring is just a case of running the program and then restoring the image.

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Here's the story. I got an external drive today for my laptop and I'm backing up a lot of files and stuff. But this one file(an ISO that's 5.59GBs large) is too large to copy to the external drive(I guess Windows don't like copying large files. Why? I don't know).

I tried zipping the file into a compressed folder but it only made the file a little large than 5.10GBs, which was still too large to copy. So then, I used WinRAR to "compress and email"(I didn't see a compression option without the emailing option so I just did it). After 4 full hours of compressing, it went to my email and all that so I just emailed myself. NOTHING was in there. So then, I looked in the destination folder where I put the compressed file and it wasn't there. Then, I searched for it and found it in a temp folder. So, I dragged it into another folder and it turned into a shortcut for the original file and the 5GBs that I lost during the compressing process didn't return(I deleted my temps and still, no 5GBs).

So, as a result, not only did I NOT get the file on my external drive but I also lost 5GBs on my laptop. What can I do?

A:Help: Copying single large files to an external drive

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I am having a problem when copying large files in Windows 7. (By 'large files' I mean my steamapps folder, which is around 30gb but it hangs pretty early on the bigger 1gb+ files.)

After about 30-60 seconds of copying large files from one drive to another the file copy hangs, and then eventually everything else hangs until it all grinds to a halt. Cancelling the file transfer does nothing except change the window to notify me that it's cancelling. The only way I can regain control of my computer is to restart it with the reset button on the case.

When I first installed Windows I had this problem when copying files over the network, upgrading my network drivers fixed that. This problem has only recently been affecting me, possibly a little over a week. Having said that though, it's not often I try to copy large files.

I like to think I have a decent knowledge of computers and what not, but this really has me stumped.

Things I have tried:

I have 4 hard disks in the machine, and I've tried various different combinations of which drive to copy from and which drive to copy to, just to see if that is the problem, so unless all 4 hard disks are broken, I don't think I can blame the drive.
I read somewhere that virus scanners and firewalls have the potential to interfere, and so I uninstalled Zone Alarm, yet the problem still occurs.
I've tried the SFC /SCANNOW thing but that doesn't seem to have helped.
I've tried to get new motherboard drivers from the ASUS site, which I've no... Read more

A:System Freezes When Copying Large Files Between Drives

I had a similar problem when I went from Vista to Windows 7. File transfers would grind to a halt and freeze the system. In my case I only needed to bump up the NB "north bridge" voltage one notch and everything worked perfectly again. I have seen this work on more than a few systems over the last year and a half. Windows 7 seems to put more load on the memory controller and chipset for some reason.

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This is new territory for me.

I am trying to save two ISO files (Win7 Pro 32bit + 64bit, ex Digital River) from my C: drive (laptop spinner) to a new USB2 thumb-drive. (Laptop does not have USB3).

The two ISOs are about 2.5gb each, which 70% filled the 8gb thumb drive.
I simply did not think about the size of the ISO files and the thumb-drive capacity.

Copying from the internal drive to the USB2 thumb drive took about 22 minutes.
Speed was ?4MB/s, via a mains-powered hub.
Not having a clue about "transfer" times/speeds, I am wondering if the 4mb/s is reasonable ?

AS a bargain hunter I bought a few "cheap" sticks, the red-all-plastic-ones. But just now I discovered they are all USB2. (Which is irrelevant on this laptop, but is a let-down for my USB3 rigs (comments?)
It now makes sense to load the ISOs onto separate DVDs, ready for use.
What type of DVD should I use to load the ISOs onto ?

An old thread-post USB Transfer rate ~~ suggests changing the BIOS USB speed to high-speed instead of full-speed. The thread is directed at USB3 ... just wondering if such a tweak is applicable to USB2 ? If so ... how would I do that. ?

Is there any point to using third-party file copier programs ?


Toshiba Satellite C665
USB2 only
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601) OEM
UI:=Classic Shell Start + Classic Explorer
Windows Indexing = disabled

SanDisk Cruzer Switch USB2
8 GB FAT32
- cheap end of thumb drives I kno... Read more

A:Copying large files from C: to USB2 thumb drive

I get about 1 GB every 20 minutes through a USB 2.0 port; that's about .8 MB per second; average file size 260k. This is to a cheap USB 2.0 stick.

If I change to a cheap USB 3.0 stick through a USB 3.0 port, I get about 5 times as much speed---about 4 minutes per GB or 4 MB per second. Same average file size

Large files tend to copy faster than small files. You're copying very large files and getting 4 mbs onto a cheap USB drive similar to mine. I'm only getting .8 for small files.

I'd say you are doing OK considering your USB is 2.0 and cheap.

You should be able to get much better performance if you step up to USB 3.0.

I wouldn't expect much improvement with file-copy programs, but might experiment if I was doing this job constantly and saving time was critical.

I don't know anything about the BIOS tweaks, but you could experiment.

I'd think even a slowish USB drive would be preferable to DVD, reliability issues aside.

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I need help on how to move all my files from my internal harddrive to my external harddrive. Everytime I try to transfer my files it will transfer for like 1GB and then it will freeze and restart. Anyway on how to fix this ?

A:System Freezes When Copying Large Files Between Drives

Run a Disk Check on both drives starting with external.

If this isn't enough then run SFC -SCANNOW Command.

Then if required Troubleshooting Explorer.exe Crashing Issues - Windows 7 Forums and if necessary
How to replace explorer.exe in Windows 7?

As a last resort try Repair Install

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I recently upgraded some components on my computer, including the motherboard & graphics card, and took the processor, hard drive & RAM from my old one. This includes my main HDD, another 750GB SATA HDD that I had working perfectly in the old machine, and a formerly external 750GB IDE HDD that also now works fine internally.

The problem is with the 750GB SATA HDD, which is alright when copying small files (though it can cause mp3 playback to skip a little), but anything over 1GB - DVD iso files, etc, causes Windows Vista to crash completely and force me to manually reboot.

Having tried both Windows 64 bit & 32 bit on my new machine, it happens on both, yet both of the other hard drives seem to be working fine with large files - so it doesn't appear to be a RAM problem.

The friend who put it all together suggested that it could have been caused by using the old SATA cable (as the one shipped with the motherboard had right-angled plugs, and wouldn't fit correctly). Does this make sense, and would fitting a new cable solve the problem?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give, and do let me know if there's any other information you need.

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Hi everyone. I have looked all over the internet for a solution to this and I just cant seem to find anyone with the same issue so I figured I'd try here.

I just put together a new build. It is a follows.
GIGABYTE GN-WP01GS-E 802.11b/g wireless card
Western Digital SATA 640GB
4GB (2x2gb) RAM
Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
D-LINK DGL-4300 Router (firmware 1.9)

I installed the OS and loaded all the patches. All the drivers are showing as up to date when using the "update driver" option from the device manager and when I manually verify the driver dates.

I have three PCs... A = XP PC connected to my network wireless. B = XP PC connected to my PC via LAN cable. C = Vista x64 PC.

Whenever I try to copy a file greater than about 100 meg from the Vista x64 PC to either A or B using a wireless connection, Vista CRASHES. It crashes almost instantly and I never get any sort of progress indicator. It's so bad, the mouse freezes, and nothing responds. I have to reboot the PC to recover. If I plug in the WIRED connection, I can copy files of any size to either PC with no problems. As an added wrinkle, I can use the vista PC with the WIRELESS connection and pull large files FROM PC A or B with no problems. The only issue arises when I try to push a file from Vista to either XP pc using a wireless connection. The only thing I have not tried is creating a share on the VISTA PC and then push files there from the XP boxes. I guess I could try this, but I'm not... Read more

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I have a video file that is 5+GB. Windows is telling me it can't move it because it is too large, even though there is ample space in the directory I'm moving it too ...

Any ideas as to how to solve this? Thanks.

A:Moving Very Large Files in Windows 7 x64

Can you post a screenshot of the error and your "My Computer" window showing the hard drives you're moving from/to?

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I am a tech and have done over 30 clean installs and cant figure out what the heck is going on with large as in 1gig or more file transfers hanging up. All clean installs with tests done immediately after activation and updates. This is a MS problem. I have tried all the various fixes and find that the C drive seems to handle network files best. In multidrive situations turning off the Remote Differential Compression also seems to help. Please get a hot fix as this is on multiple machines and very easy to duplicate. I would say it would be a rare install not to lock from a C drive to a D drive when file sizes are more then 2 gigs. You guys are running out of time. I am a consultant and I'm ready to get sick over a great operating system that's worthless for large video files.

A:Large Files are locking up Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit

Did you try this one
Apparently you need to tell Windows that you want to use the machine as a file server and that it should allocate resources accordingly.  Set the following registry key to ‘1′:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache
and set the following registry key to ‘3′:
After making these changes and restarting, I haven’t seen this issue arise again

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Can someone help me? I finally got a CD to work in my new Dell computer. The files on the CD that I want to copy onto my computer are shown listed on the Windows 8 desktop or rather whatever the page is called that shows "Library," "Documents," "Music," etc. But there is nothing that shows me how to copy the files into the folder that I created in "Documents" where I want them saved.

There is no "save" in the File menu. There is no help under "Help" (which refers to some screen, with an arrow by Files and so forth, that I have never seen before nor know how to find, so it makes no sense at all, it must be for Windows 7 or 8.1 or something). There is no help in "Windows 8 for Dummies."

I have no idea how to copy these files. Can someone help me?

A:Copying files from CD with Windows 8

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I have a brand new windows 7 home premium package and I would like to install on it on my laptop (windows xp). The cd drive however does not work and I was wondering if I could load the contents of the disc on my desktop and save them onto my USB stick, which would then go into my laptop?

Thanks alot.

A:Copying Windows 7 files onto USB

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Okay, here are the simple instructions from "Windows 8 for Dummies" (p. 109):

1. Insert the blank CD into your disc burner. Then click or tap the Notification Box that appears in the screen's upper-right corner.

2. When the Notification box asks how you'd like to proceed, click the box's Burn Files to a Disc option.

Windows 8 displays a Burn a Disc dialog box and asks you to create a title for the disc.

So I insert a blank CD into my new Dell Inspiron's D drive. Nothing happens. No "Notification box" or anything else appears in the screen's upper-right corner. So what am I supposed to do, please?

A:Copying files to CD with Windows 8

Try selecting the files you want to burn then right click and select send to your dvd drive. See if that works.

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I recently had to replace the HD in a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows XP Pro SP3. I rebuilt the HD installing Windows, FireFox, Malwarebytes, and other needed software programs. I tried to download the printer driver for an HP printer which was 70 MBs. After restarting the download a few times I was finally able to get all of it. The client would like the HP software package as well which is 500+ MBs. When I attempt to download this file, about 25 MBs download and then then it stalls and times out. I have tried on different days but had the same result. The laptop is connected to the internet using Charter Spectum with an ethernet cable to the modem. This is a very fast connection at about 60 mbps. The 500 MB download should complete in about 7-10 minutes. Smaller downloads are almost instantaneous. It seems to be specific to the large file downloads that take more time. I have tried resetting the TCP/IP protocol and running the WINSOCK fix. I have also tried disabling the firewall in VIPRE Internet Secuity but nothing I have tried has resolved the download issue. Would appreciate any and all suggestions. I have googled the problem but have not found a solution there either.

A:Trouble downloading large files with Windows XP PRO SP3

Easiest solution is to download the file on to a computer off site using a different service provider. Put the file on a USB stick and take it to the client.

I think the client needs to contact Charter about the difficulty downloading items from the internet.
1. Does Charter still support XP? That might be part of the problem.
2. Is there a limit on data downloaded? Comcast has caps in some areas. I'm not sure what happens when you approach or go over the limit because I am no where near any data allowance cap.

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Having Windows 7 Crash overnight when downloading large files or using Torrent. Attached is the .dmp file.

A:Windows 7 Crash Downloading Large Files

The dump file gave the error below and pointed to utorrent as you suspected.


Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

BSOD Index

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff80002e18477}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETw5s64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETw5s64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETw5s64.sys
Probably caused by : NETw5s64.sys ( NETw5s64+b76b )

Followup: MachineOwner

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_E... Read more

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I have two separate issues here, but I figured I would post just one thread.

Issue #1:
My gf's computer crashed so I used the Gateway Recovery disk to re-install Windows. There was an option to backup the HD in a folder on the C: drive, so I did that to preserve her files. It did in fact keep the files and put them in a "My Backup" folder on the C: drive. Now my problem is that I cannot access some of the folders/files. In particular some random folders in her "My Documents" folder and some folder in the "Application Data" folder. I tried logging in under admin in safe mode (on her laptop and on my desktop -- connected via IDE) to change access rights, owners, etc. but still get the access violation. Does anyone know how I can at least make an image copy or copy the files to another disk or partition?

Issue #2:
I tried to use Norton Ghost 2003 to make an image of her hard drive, but that seemed to break my desktop! Ghost rebooted the computer and created a boot partition to run the virtual environment to copy the files. The operation failed on the first attempt and then tried to start Windows but nothing would happen. I've restarted many times and it still comes up with the PC Dos 7.1 menu that allows me to choose to boot windows or run the Ghost operation. Neither option does anything. I then ran recovery console through the install cd and ran "fixmbr" and "fixboot C:" and restared with the same issue. I then did a re... Read more

A:Can't boot windows & help copying files

Issues #2 has been resolved. I'm still stumped on issue #1. Any ideas???

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I am having a huge problem with the computer at the moment.,

I have set up a brand new laptop and am trying to copy the information from the users old harddrive onto this new laptop using a hard drive reader. Although when I try to copy over this data it is sayin i need permission from S-1-5-21 Etc to make changes to this file!

this is causing a huge problem as this laptop is needed by or reps asap out on the raod so any help


A:Problem with copying files on my windows 7 pro

Take ownership of the files

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Hi. I use Windows 8 for a while and it`s great when I copy / move files. I can see all details and pause or resume it. Is possible to do this same in 7?

A:Copying / moving files same like in Windows 8

yes, you can by using a program called teracopy! I use it as replacement of default windows.....

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I just finished buildin my first PC.All apparently went well.I started installin Windows 2000, and when it got to bits of copying files, a lot of the files could not be copied.So i had to skip them. I then noticed once installation was complete that there is basically no internet explorer or outlook express.The folders for them are in the Program files folder but nothing is in the folders!!!Whats this all about?Any ideas much appreciated.



A:windows 2000 copying files

When the installation says it can't copy a file, STOP RIGHT THERE! Only bad things happen if you skip files on the installation! It sounds like you have a bad CD, or some hardware issues with your system. Fix those before you attempt to install, and don't skip files if you want a working installation.

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I have a somewhat strange request..

Is it possible to copy certian parts or all of a windows media files (im interested in video), and save it on your pc, even if the "save as" option is unselectable?

I ask this because I have recently signed up to leicester city world and they show highlights of my football club's recent matches. However, it is quite slow to load up each time and I am worried that i may exceed my bandwith of 2gb a month, but obvioulsy I want to view some videos many times or show to friends.

If there is a way of editing/copying the video onto my pc, then please could someone tell me? I was thinking that there could be a program that just captures whatever is going on on the screen, sort of like a continuous "print screen", if you see what i mean..

please help..


A:copying windows media files

ok ive found one called hypercam but when i view the movie it is just blank black screen... what am i doing wrong?

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I'm running fresh install of Windows 7 build 7068. When I try to copy ANY file from anywhere in D:\ to anywhere in C:\ I am getting "Windows Explorer has stopped working" error - it drives me mad. I've uninstalled all software, stopped all running programs - nothing helped. This is the crash report from Event Viewer:

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7068.0, time stamp: 0x49c590ff
Faulting module name: SHELL32.dll, version: 6.1.7068.0, time stamp: 0x49c5ab1a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000002d5661
Faulting process id: 0x784
Faulting application start time: 0x01c9b32375d0f418
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll
Report Id: c003dc89-1f16-11de-a237-001a4d55b9c7
Can anyone help?

A:Windows 7 crash on copying files from D:\ to C:\

It would help to know what D: is - and that can be accomplished if you clcik the link under your username to the left, where it says System Specs - and edit your system specs to fill in your hardware....

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My documents file is seems that every file is copied at least 2 or 3 times, some of them 18 times!
eg title of original document ¨colls 1 LH´.
this then shows as ´copy of colls 1 LH´
then another one appears as ´copy (2) of colls 1 LH ´

I have just gone down the list of documents and deleted (via highlight and right click) those with ´copy of´ in the title. I then checked in the recycle bin...none of them got there, and they appear to have copied themselves again !!!

Am I being really dumb ????

A:Windows XP copying files instead of deleting them

Have you ran any virus scans Manually? Seems like this can be a virus.

Or perhaps your recycle bin is corrupted.

Also go to Malwarebytes download, install, update, and perform a full scan.

Come back if this helps or if it has not.

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Hello ive recently been trying to install windows xp after getting a new mother board. I installed windows xp once onto it and now i tryed to install again after getting a new hard drive. i keep getting a error saying files are not able to be copyed ive tryed changing some bios settings and changing hard drives and cds and also cd roms and ides and im still getting the same error i was wondering if anyone had anything they might know that can help me fix this problem


A:Is not copying all the files from windows Xp and im getting a error

Hi Welcome to TSG.

Well one thing that would be very helpful is the error message you are getting.

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Hello everyone,

I have a problem with my windows vista (ultimate x64).
It crashes in BSoD every time I try to download one or more large files at once (>=100Mb), or when I surf on many internet pages at once (e.g. when I start Opera and it opens 10 tabs simultaneously).

Anyone has the same problem/a solution please? That would be so great.

I hope it's not due to my hardware, since it's a new computer, but I had another o/s before (XP) on the same computer, and it didn't crash.

I hope you guys can save me =)


A:Windows vista crash when downloading large files


I'm sorry, but I really need help with this...

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Yesterday I needed to copy some data stored on a DVD and it took more than ONE hour to transfer the files (11250 files and 151 folders for 625MB) to the hard drive.

I booted on my WinXP partition (so the very same hardware was used) and it took 20 minutes for it to complete the same task.

The data I needed to transfer were full of very small files and although I could hear my DVD player spinning at full speed on WinXP, it was very choppy on Win7 as if it was constantly seeking the files on the disc.

What do you think of this? Did you also notice such behavior?

A:Windows 7 is VERY slow at copying files compared to XP

Quote: Originally Posted by PODxt

(11250 files and 151 folders for 625MB) to the hard drive.

Did you know that copying small files is a lot longer than big files. If I were to copy 1GB of small txt and doc file over another HDD, it'd probably take that an hour.

I say that it's normal and the files being on an optical disc doesn't help.

But do this (if possible) : transfer a 100MB file over to another hard drive and tell us how much time it took.


As for the spinning, you might want to put your computer in High Performance mode in Power Management in the Control Panel. See if that helps.

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I am trying to get all of my 'old' MP3 files (napster era) off of the DVDs I have them burned on. However, Windows Explorer is hanging when it tries to copy them.

They are visible in the Windows Explorer view, but when I try and click and drag them all over to my HDD, they either freeze or take forever (over 10 minutes) to copy. This has happened on all of the 20 or so discs I have copied thus far, some of which were just document files, and each has met with its own difficulty in copying.

Is there something that would cause this in Windows Explorer that I can fix? Is there a way to use something other than Windows Explorer to copy the contents of these DVD-Rs to my hard drive? Is there a Windows Explorer alternative that I should consider using?

Thanks for any help you can give; I appreciate your assistance!

P.S. What is basically happening is that Windows Explorer is encountering a file that it cannot read and, rather than telling me right away and just moving on, it takes about 5 minutes to analyze it. Then, when I tell it to skip that file and any like it, it will say there is 60 seconds remaining, but then hang for 5 minutes or more. How can I get a more efficiently working Windows Explorer / file management application? Thanks!

A:Windows Explorer hangs when copying files from DVD-R

Hello JuanAntonio, welcome to SF!

It sounds like these are old discs? If so there a couple of things you can do.

1. Clean those discs first. Strange maybe but what helps sometimes is using a little toothpaste, put on disc, use clean cloth to move from center outward (not in circles). Clean well and try again.
Or try something like Digital Innovations

2. use cloning software that you can tell how to proceed on bad reads. There are many examples for that, one is SlySoft CloneCD | clone cd, backup cd, cd copy, copy music cd, copy navigation cd, copy protected cd, safe disc

3. If you really need the best read... use good DVD/CD player hardware. Lots to google on that if you are up to it. But you wouldn't be the first with an "unreadable" disk that was wholly readable in a friends system with a better CDplayer....

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This one is weird and occurs on every computer I've tried. I have a dvd with files that I am copying to my harddrive (.vob). The first time I copy them everything is fine. However, when I try it again with a different DVD (same type of files) Explorer freezes up, becomes unresponsive, and/or tells me the files cannot be accessed. I've done this with 4 different computers. They all allow the copying of the files one time and then have the same failures from that point on. I've restarted the computers. I've shut them all the way down. I've created new accounts and tried it. All to no avail.

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Hi, I installed a fresh copy of W7 16835 ... I am having problems copying/moving file from one system to another. If I do an RDP into another workstation and copy large files from my current worksation to the second workstation ... the second worksation completely locks up until the copying is finished. Anybody having this problem and know how to fix it?


A:Windows 16835 ..copying/moving files

Quote: Originally Posted by super569

Hi, I installed a fresh copy of W7 16835 ... I am having problems copying/moving file from one system to another. If I do an RDP into another workstation and copy large files from my current worksation to the second workstation ... the second worksation completely locks up until the copying is finished. Anybody having this problem and know how to fix it?


First things first we need your system specs, and networking set up


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A virus has completely blocked me from getting to my desktop, even in safe mode as the administrator. I can enter my password, but it logs off half a second after I log on. I called Dell, Symantec and Microsoft, and finally came to the conclusion that I should copy the files that are important to me to another hard drive, then just totally reinstall a clean version of Windows XP and all of the other important programs that I want on my computer. This would obviously be followed by copying the important files back over to the newly cleansed console. My question is, while able to access the recovery console ONLY, ie: C:/WINDOWS> on a black screen, how would I copy the files from my console to the other hard drive? (would I be able to even set up an external hard drive from the command prompt, or would it just be a waste of money?) Also, what would the exact syntax for the copy command be for single files, directories, and directories, including their contents? Assume the external drive will be named X:/ Thanks for the help.

A:Windows XP: Copying Files Without Accessing Desktop

If you haven't encrypted any files, and you do a new install to another drive, you should be able to access the files once you've done the new install. Or there's a parallel install.;en-us;316941
which is basically installing to a new folder on the same drive, which won't destroy what was there, but you'll be in windows to retrieve your files. Then you could burn them, etc, or just continue running from the new install.

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I want to set up a job that will do the following:

copy C:\folder1 to D:\folder1
copy C:\folder2 to D:\folder2.

I can't seem to find the language to do this.

I plan to set this job up to run once a week. That's the easy part--Task Scheduler. But how do I set up the language or instructions to actually copy from one file to another? If Windows 98 (or XP) has the language or facilities to do this, is there any special name I must give the file with the instructions? And how do I get an icon (the icon can be any old icon I can find) onto my desktop that will be a short cut to these instructions?

A:Windows language or facilities for COPYing files?

xcopy /e /v /c /g /h /r /o /y c:\folder1\*.* d:\folder1Click to expand...

copy it into notepad and save it as a .bat file, then set it to run once a week in the task scheduler

go to the command line, and type "xcopy /?" (without the quotes) to see what each of the switches I've included do.

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Hi guys,
I'm new to this forum and am glad I found you guys, because we have a strange problem in windows 7 windows explorer. This is what we tried to do.

1. We have a folder with many files with different extensions (*.wav, *.mp3 and *.sib). We want to separate them all in separate folders by type.
2. We created a subfolder for the wav files. When moving the wav files into this folder, their names still appear in the original folder. So we thought we had made a copy instead of moving it.
3. But then when we deleted the wav it was deleted in both places, as if they are pointing to the same file. Very strange. Even if we inadvertently created a shortcut, deleting the shortcut should not delete the file, right?
4. So we copied everything in a different folder with a different name. Did the same as above - no problem, everything worked fine. We could delete files in one directory and not in the other.
5. The next step was to delete the offending directory completely and then renaming the copy to the old name
6. Guess what -- the problem returned. What the heck?!

Anybody have any idea what is going on? The directory is part of a larger structure that has a certain naming convention so we'd like to be able to use the original name to preserve the logic of the structure. Why is this problem connected to the name of the folder?

As far as we can tell the problem does not occur with the *.mp3 or *.sib files. It must have something to do with the *.wav extension, but why only... Read more

A:Windows Explorer problem with copying wav files

It sounds like you created a "Shortcut" in the second folder instead of doing a "Copy". When you deleted the .wav in the first folder, the "shortcut" was also deleted. If you need to get the ones you deleted back, go into the "Recycle Bin" and it should still be there. If you want the files to be moved from the first folder to the second folder and not show in the first folder, use the "Cut" command.

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example is when i have files copying from one window to another or from a disc to a windows folder i go about browsing doing other things waiting for the copy to be done when it is done windows 7 will interrupt my browsing and take me to the copied over to folder why? this is annoying is it SET focus issue?

also same kind of issue why is when i am unziping or unrar files to a folder i can not click into that folder it wont allow me to windows xp was able to do this.

A:browsing other windows while files are copying to another window

You may want to look at MultiCommander

It is freeware and multi-threaded. They claim the UI does not wait while file operations are carried out in the background. It got a good review on Gizmo's site.

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hello all,
i tried to install a fresh copy of windows xp to my desktop. first the booting taken place and after blue screen showing set up is copying files , and it is not moving to further steps as usual(it only shows windows setup copying files in blue screen).i kept it to more than one hour but of no use, can any one please help if had this problem

A:windows set up is not copying files and not moving to further steps

and welcome to the Forum

Copy errors during the installation is usually an indicaton of faulty memory.

Probably worth testing your memory . . click on the link to Memtest in my signature . . let it run on one stick at a time overnite or until it starts reporting errors

How to burn an ISO file:

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I am trying to install Windows XP Prof. and it keeps failing to copy over files right after a format. It never is the same files, it has been about 15-20 different files on about 5-6 tries of installation.

It asks you if you want to retry and sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes you have to skip. It says it could be the windows disk, but the windows disk works fine in my test machine and I can install windows perfectly over there.

The motherboard I'm using just came from Intel because I had to rma the other one because it would not boot up or post. It is this board here:

So this board seems to work great, it boots up fine and can see all the drives. Just wondering what you guys think I should do in order to try to pinpoint the problem...

Oh and I switched out the cd drive and the same occured.
Edit: I tried 2 hard drives that I have and the same thing happened on both

A:Windows Installation Fails When Copying Files Over

Scratched disc? I have had it happen before, it sucks but sometimes I have had to sit there and hammer on the retry button for an hour before it decided to take the file. Also, some files arent tied that hard to specific windows cds, and you can always try grabbing a different windows cd when it has the file copy error. Swap the CDs, complete the install, and pray!

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First of I would like to welcome everybody on this forum, whenever I had any trouble with my computer I managed to find the solution on this site, however, this time I am helpless, so I have registered myself.

Now, back to the case,

I am using Sony Vaio laptop with, i5 2410M, 8gb of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 410M graphics card and sony motherboard, running Windows 7 Professional.

Couple of days ago computer started freezing when downloading torrent files, also during copying any larger files from partition D. I run checkdisk, literally checked what I could, found nothing, so I decided I will do a clean install of Windows. That did not help either so after excluding hard drive failure (no bad sectors, no errors) I decided to nuke the whole drive so everything would be fresh.
Used DBAN, which finished after 10 hours or so, no errors, everything went smoothly, including the install of fresh Windows 7 Professional.

There are no bug, errors, hard drive problems with the computer, I did run checkdisk again, checked the drivers, everything is fine.

I have managed to narrow the issue to Vuze Client, which was freezing the whole system, first after 5-15 minutes, then immediately after opening application. I also tried Deluge and BitLord - same thing, works fine and then starts to freeze the system.

I am able to use Chrome during the freeze for example, yet my internet connection is frozen too. I cannot restart the computer through the start menu, even if i mana... Read more

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

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A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

Free Tools | McAfee Downloads

Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Free Rootkit Detection and Removal Tool

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For JPG files above 11mb, the edit controls in WLPG are greyed out. I can only edit files of 10mb or less.

Microsoft says to uncheck read only in the file's Properties but it is not checked.

I'm using Vista (32) on a laptop with dual core processor and plenty of ram.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Live Photo Gallery Can't Edit Large Files

Where is the JPEG located? Is it on a CD/DVD, Flash or SD Card? Or is it located on your C: drive? If it is on a removable media, save it to your C: before attempting to edit it.

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Hi there,

Can someone tell me why Windows Explorer is so darn slow copying exe files from a network drive. Using a command prompt it only takes about a second, but it takes close to forever and a half when I use Windows Explorer.

I should mention that this only happens to .exe files, other files copy fast. I found this to happen on 3 different machines. It does not seem to be a firewall, ant-spyware or anti-virus issue, but who knows...


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hi im building a comp for my friend and it will get as far as 2% copying files then it will not copy perticular files ive tryed 2 sperare discs and its the same file each time, its a SL9JE t2300 cpu and aopen skt 479 board and 160gb sata HDD. 2gb sodimm ram. the first file to not copy is cinemst2.sys and another is shell2.sys or sumthing. someone please help!!!

A:windows install freezing on copying files PLEZ HELP!!!!

The WinXP Setup CD does NOT have SATA drivers. For installation on SATA drives you have to load the drivers first.

When the WinXP Setup starts, on the Statusbar (bottom) there will be an option, Press [F6] to load a third party SCSI or RAID driver. You need to do this and have a floppy with the SATA drivers so you can load them. If you have the driver CD for your system, find where the SATA drivers are located and copy them to floppy. If your system does not have a floppy you can get a USB Floppy drive.

See this Microsoft Newsgroup Article, NOTE that this page needs a Live account login. Just register for a one if need-be.

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Hello all,

About a week ago my Lenovo v570 began acting up. Long story short, as a last resort (last meaning I was pricing replacement hard drives), I wiped my entire hard drive, hidden partitions and all. I have spent countless hours working to get this thing back in working order and I may, after 30+ hours, be on the right track.

After doing a lot of research and reading a lot of threads, this is where I'm at:

As I mentioned, I completely wiped the hard drive, I created a 100GB partition to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (which is the same OS that was pre-loaded) and have left the other 650GB unallocated for now. I formatted the new partition and began to install Windows, which, after all the trouble I've gone through, even getting to this point was a huge step.

Well, as the title suggests, the install hangs at 0% at step 1 of the installation process. I have tried both DVDs as well as using a flash drive (that is already formatted to NTFS) which I used the Windows 7 Download Tool to create. I have gone to the BIOS and mixed and matched nearly every plausible option, without luck. I disabled USB legacy at times, switched from ACHI to Compatibility, disabled the wireless option via BIOS, unplugged all USB devices (unless using the USB install method) and everything else I could possibly think of.

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A:Copying Windows files hanging at 0% on Lenovo v570

Enter BIOS setup to see if there are any listings to indicate you have an EFI mobo. If so, you'll need to follow special steps to reinstall: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If not we need to first confirm the installer. Where did you get Win7? Is this a known-good DVD which has installed before? If not confirm the installer ISO or download another from the official download link given in these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM.

If a confirmed ISO DVD burned with MS tool or ImgBurn at 4x speed fails, next write to flash stick using MS tool or Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot using one-time BIOS Boot menu key under USB, Removable or HD's.

If it fails, unplug the DVD drive as well as all other HD's and peripherals to try again.

Next check the Lenovo Support Downloads webpage for your model for newer BIOS version update. Read the download info or the Read Me file in download to see if it might apply. If not, reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install, then IDE mode if it fails.

Next test your RAM and HD from these troubleshooting steps.

Report back results for more steps, including possible installing in another machine to moved HD: SysPrep to move HD to another computer

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Okay guys this has been happening to me for a while now, when i try to open certain files (it can be anything) my windows explorer crashes and i have to force restart, sometimes when trying to copy files i get an I/O error. Tonight I'm copying all my data to an external HDD and not all of it will copy, some of them crash my system when copying and others cause the I/O message to appear. Any ideas how i can fix this? I was planning on doing a re format of the drive but i dunno if it will help

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Last week I used a robocopy tutorial on this site to create a backup script, and it was working fine. Today I tried to run this script, inputting new destination information but leaving everything else the same, and now it is copying all of the folders, but none of the files.

It counts a total of 509 Dirs but 0 files--no skipped, no mismatch, no failed.

My syntax/options are as follows:
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Training_backup log.txt

Does anyone see what might be causing this problem or have suggestions?

The source folder is directory:\folder and the destination folder is directory:\folder\subfolder\subfolder, if that matters.

A:Issue with Robocopy only copying folders, not files, in Windows 7

It should default to all files (*.*), but you could put the *.* in the command to see if it makes a difference.
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" *.* /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt

If that doesn't work can you post the actual commands you are using, with the real folder names ?

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Hi guys, today a customer brought back an Asus netbook.
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After inspecting the netbook, there was quite a big crack on the bottom of the laptop, so obviously has been dropped. Anyway I said I would give it a go in fixing, but this is what has happened so far...

1. I ran system restore to see if that helps, after getting to 100%, the netbook restarted, but would always come up bootmgr is missing.

2. I ran system restore once more, and this time, after it got to 100%, it restarted, and this time came up with the error boot bcd error 0xc00000e9 (It says to run a repair using a disc)

3. I ran the windows 7 starter disc, and used system repair, and it came up saying saying everything was successful.

4. I decided to reformat using the disc, the hard drive appears and everything is normal, I format the hard drive and then continue to reinstall. The installation is stuck on 0% the whole time, and I know the disc works fine. I used a second disc to make sure, but again, it sticks on 0%.

I am sure the damage on the back has done something to brake the laptop, I am just not sure what. When I go to format the hard drive, it appears in the list, so its present and seems to be working. At 0% the disc just isn't even spinning.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

A:Copying Windows files 0%... Potential faulty hardware?

Might want to run a HDD diagnostic from the manufacture's hard drive website .

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I currently want to upgrade from Win XP to Win 10.

At start up of the PC, the Bios loads up, the USB devices or DVD's are detected and I can see the blue Win 10 logo. After a couple of min (I'm guessing after copying files onto the hard drive) the PC restarts, and the same thing happens all over again.
When I wait until the PC restarts and quickly disconnect or remove the DVD before the BIOS loads, all I get is
"Press F1 for reboot, F2 for start up utility."

I have downloaded several Win 32 Windows versions I was able to find. I burned the ISO onto DVD's, created USB bootable sticks and USB bootable Hard drives with Rufus 2.9. Windows 7 creation tool did not work either.

I have changed the Hard disk drive sequence, USB device first, Systems Bios boot devices second and vice versa.

I also have 3 hard drives, two SATA and one IDE.
Fastboot OFF
I have also disabled the two sata drives, enabled only the IDE, same thing.
Primary Sata enabled and Secondary SATA and IDE disabled, same thing.

The PC just restarts no matter what I do without proceeding with the installation. What am I doing wrong, or what am I missing? Suggestions?

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You can't upgrade from Win XP. You can only do a clean install with a new purchase of W10. There is no upgrade path from XP to W10.

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The notorious (or at least I think it is,) "Copying-files-phase-instantly-cuts-to-100%-then-gets-stuck-at-expanding-files-0%-and-fails-after-some-time" bug.

I'm almost to the point of challenging my computer fist to a fist-fight.

The story: I ordered my Gateway M285-E Monday, and I just got it today. I was so happy to see that it already had Windows XP Tablet Edition installed. Of course, I'm one of those "f*** that noise" kind of people. I formatted the hard-drive from the Windows 7 installer, and upon starting the actual installation process, "Copying Files" jumped to 100%, and went directly to Expanding Files...

...which hung at 0%, until it gave me the usual error telling me that the needed installation files couldn't be found / located etc.

So I thought, why not install Windows XP? Didn't work either. The installer wouldn't recognize the hard-drive. Wonderful. So I sat in angst, staring at the beautiful machine that had just ruined my day.

...I installed Ubuntu 10.10; worked fine. Absolutely flawless.

I CANNOT install ANY version of Windows. It just seems impossible.

Windows 7: Failed.
Windows XP: Failed.
Windows ME (I was desperate): Failed.
And after formatting again, Ubuntu 10.10: Worked.

System specs:
Core Duo @1.86ghz
1gb RAM (soon to be 2gb)
60gb HDD
ATi Radeon x1400 graphics

A:Windows 7 installation copying files goes to 100% instantly,then fails

Where did you get Win7? Confirm the download by checking HASH against official HASH.

If you burned the DVD, burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version update. If not, restore to XP to update BIOS. Your Manual describes how to run Factory Recovery from boot on page 33:

If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

There may be a reason why XP was on a modern computer. Did you run the Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues?

Looking at the Support Downloads webpage for your model gateway it is Vista capable so it should be Win7 capable.

If so, Wipe the HD of all code to try Win7 install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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With Windows 8, if I copy files or folders from one disk to another, a window appears which shows the progress. This is very useful.

Windows 10 does not show this window. Is there a way to make it appear?

A:Viewing progress windows when copying files or folders

Originally Posted by machare

With Windows 8, if I copy files or folders from one disk to another, a window appears which shows the progress. This is very useful.

Windows 10 does not show this window. Is there a way to make it appear?

It seems to be a glitch in Build 11082, (if that's the Build you're running), no hint of a fix yet!

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I've just installed 8 on my Dell OptiPlex 380 at the office and I've noticed that randomly, file explorer windows will close on their own - even when I'm not actively working with them. The same goes for file copy/move operations.

I first thought it might be that the external hard drive was losing connection but now I've noticed it when working with local drives and when browsing my documents folder. No error at all - the window simply disappears. If the it's a copy process, the file will be partially copied so it's definitely ending the process and not just hiding it.

For the record, this existed from the first second I installed it, before I even installed any software.

This is especially annoying when moving files, as they only get partially moved and end up being corrupted. Thank God for backing up. =)

Ideas of where I should go with this?

A:Windows keep closing when browsing files or copying/moving

That's odd, you can try hitting alt+Tab and see if the window is simply hidden.

Or, you can use Teracopy:

TeraCopy for Microsoft Windows - Code Sector

Try that, copy something, see if the windows vanishes with that as well. Something is stealing the Copy Process' Point of Focus.

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I am having a problem with Windows Explorer in Win XP SP2. When I try to copy files, or select files and right click on them, I get a Runtime error message:
"runtime error! Program C:\windows\explorer.exe." Somewhere I found the suggestion to check the Event Viewer. At the time of the runtime error, source=winlogon.
Winlogon is in the C:\windows\system32 and c:\windows\system32\dllcache folders only, and with the name winlogon.exe. It is using 472kb of memory, according to the task manager.
I recently found a trojan (unnamed by Norton) and removed. I rescanned with Norton and Trojan Hunter and found nothing. Spysweeper found a few low risk type spyware (according to them).

Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:54:06 PM, on 7/4/2007
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\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
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A:Windows Explorer Runtime error when copying files from DVD


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I recently reinstalled Windows, but not before making a backup of the entire hard drive, and now that I've got the system more or less working fine I want to copy the documents I have on my old drive. Problem is, using Windows file copy modifies the file creation dates - and I really don't want those to be changed.

I tried using Robocopy, but it kept complaining that the file location names were incorrect - apparently because the source folder has a space in the name... So I'm looking for another tool that can do the same without giving me headaches.

Can anyone help? Thanks!

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If you're doing it from a command line you need to put the entire path in quotes.


C:\Program Files\My Stuff\Space Space Space\


"C:\Program Files\My Stuff\Space Space Space\"

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Hi All,

I am currently using Win7 Pro SP1 32-Bit and am having an issue with the following:

Windows Explorer immediately closes down after copying/pasting files to a USB Stick or a CD/DVD. If I have to copy multiple files to multiple folders, I have to re-open Windows Explorer and drill down to the removable media, which is still plugged in or in the CD/DVD drive as many times as necessary. A search in these forums directed me to a post that did not help.

Is there any type of fix for this issue? Neither Windows 8 or Win XP do this.

Mike T.

A:Windows Explorer closes after copying/pasting files to USB/DVD

There is a tutorial here on adding "copy to" and/or "move to" to the right click context menu. Works like a charm, use it all the time including to Usb stick and from CD's.

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This past September (2011), I discovered one day after a series of unexplainable issues with a restored file, that a number of backup copies of large files on external USB-connected NTFS drives differed from the source versions still on my hard drive. I also discovered that I could reproduce the issue with newly-copied files.

Here are the specifics of the issue, following a series of experiments:
- On my system, copies of large files, files typically larger than 500MB, are corrupted (altered) roughly 30% of the time when copying them under Windows 7 64-bit to USB-connected NTFS-formatted external drives.

- No error occurs / no error message appears during the copy

- The file size of copy is always identical, whether or not data was altered during the copy process.

- File differences are confirmed via either the command-line "FC" command or a utility such as WinDiff

- The issue impacts copies made via the Windows GUI -OR- via command-line copy or xcopy

- The issue occurs with multiple external USB NTFS-formatted drives, no matter what make or model.

- Subsequent attempts to copy an affected file will ultimately yield an identical copy. This would seem to rule out interference by an external program such as an anti-virus program (and the only AV I am running is Microsoft Security Essentials)

- The USB drives involved pass error checks, and copies made to these drives on other (non W7) systems produce identical copies

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I've seen this problem. I downloaded a large zip file and copied it to an external drive. When it was done copying I opened the copy and discovered the corruption. I returned to the original file and discovered it was not corrupt. My second attempt worked fine. I seldom work with files this large so this is the only data point I have. I'll create some large archives and try it a few times over the next few days.

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Whenever I view a folder which contains .MP4 (H264) video files in large icon view (shows thumbnails), Windows 7's Explorer crashes. Explorer loads for a few seconds, the green progress bar shows up, and then boom!, Explorer crashes. The thumbnails are not shown before crashing. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I tried setting Folder options to 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' (disables thumbnails) on the same folder with MP4 (H264) video files and Explorer doesn't crash if the MP4 thumbnails aren't shown. I tried testing in other folders containing other video formats (with 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' set to off) like .AVI/Xvid, without an MP4/H264 file, and Windows Explorer shows the thumbnails fine without crashing.

I have not currently experienced problems with other formats, only MP4/H264. The only media players that I have installed are KMPlayer and VLC Media Player which both do not install external codecs, AFAIK. The only external codec I have installed is CoreAVC, but I have been using CoreAVC for months (KMPlayer+CoreAVC is one of the first things I installed in Windows 7) without any problems (this issue just arose a few days ago).

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit.

Note: I prefer a solution that will not end up disabling video thumbnails for MP4 files. I still would like to see MP4 video thumbnails, if possible. If the video files themselves are problematic, I reckon Explorer should not crash and just not show the thumbnails.

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A:Windows Explorer crashes with MP4 files in Large Icons(thumbnails)view

Try reinstalling your KMPlayer and VLC player.

After that do system file checker:
Right click Command Prompt → run as admin → sfc /scannow

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Hi Guys,

Having a weird problem with a LaCie 1TB Network space. It is plugged into my router and i can see it on my windows 7 computer, map its folder as a network drive and even create folders/new word documents on it.

However whenever i try and copy a file larger than a few kB my entire computer freezes (completely unresponsive). The computer recovers fine on a hard reboot.

Any Ideas?
Also my computer freezes after being left on for a while (this may be due to utorrent, saw some mention of it causing windows to crash after an hour).


A:Windows Freezes when Copying Files to LaCie Network Drive

well...have u tried copying a large file with utorrent off?

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Hi All,

I'm having an issue when copying files from a Windows network share. If the file is above 5MB it will start copying and then after a minute or two I will get an error such as:

Interrupted Action
An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x8007003B: An unexpected network error occurred.

The network share is in a different office and is accessible over a point-to-point VPN, so the connection is not that fast. 

But before everyone tells me to start diagnosing the router and or VPN please take note of the following:

My colleague who is running Windows 7 can copy files from the network share fineIf I run a Windows 7 VM on my Windows 8.1 laptop I can copy the files across fine
I also know it isn't an issue with this particular file share. I set up a little lab, where I had one VM which had a shared folder and 2 other client VMs one running Windows 7 and one running Windows 8.1. I limited the bandwidth to the two client
VMs to a similar speed we see across our VPN. The result was that the Windows 8.1 failed with the same error above, whereas the Windows 7 copied fine.

There is also a noticeable difference visually when copying using Windows 8.1 and Windows 7:

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I have an original completely LEGAL copy of Windows Server 2003. During Installation I get a few errors saying it cannot find the following files on the disk:


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Usually files aren't found because of CD has scratches / dirt on it. Sometimes the drives themselves don't work with some discs and you could try another drive (for the installation).

Are you able to finish the installation without those files? If you are, check if they really are on the CD and use expand command in the command prompt to uncompress them.

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The rest .exe files are Internet connection wizard's files and go to %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard, if I'm not mistaken.

If you use another way to setup your network connection and don't read Word 6 documents with Wordpad, you could just ignore those files.

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continue to this thread, I have the same problems, the corrupted files only archives, zip or 7z ... and exe, there are no problems copying larg files like movies for example, no problem when copying via linux in the same laptop, it is a windows issue, I
have all updates installed, nothing missing

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Got new parts for PC upgrade. All parts new (including cables) but recycled HDD and DVD/CD-ROM.

All bits connected and powered up last night in about 10 mins. Put Windows XP CD in, went into setup/ reformat process then PC needed rebooting to continue with Windows setup. Fine.... or so I thought.

Then uhoh... rebooted, went into "Please press any key to boot from CD".

IF pressed any key, went through the whole reformat, copy setup files etc. ELSE, just hangs on that screenie. No error messages or anything!

Seems to me like it's gone into a loop, and not running the Windows set-up files copied into the HDD.

Other unusual thing I've noticed was that it takes a while (about 3++ mins) to progress from the "Setup is checking your system configuration" statement -> blank screen -> Windows set-up/ reformat.

Don't remember having faced with this problem before. Am thinking is it the HDD (about 5 yrs old), etc? Don't believe it's the connection as I have checked, unplugged and replugged the cables inside and after all, it recognises the HDD and DVD/CD-ROM in BIOS.

Any thoughts?

A:Clean install doesn't start Windows setup after copying the files!

Welcome to TSG

maybe the key is the '10 minutes' part of your story

take your time to make sure all ribbon cable connectors, add on cards and memory modules are seated properly ... and load the BIOS defaults.

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Hi Guys,
I encountered this error when copying few like 10 + sample music files to SharePoint Document Library via Windows Explorer.
I tried to googling around and it doesnt seem to have a proper documentation of what's wrong when this error code is returned.


A:Error 0x800700DE when copying files to SharePoint Document Library via Windows Explorer

From your screenshot, each music file might be about 3~5 MB, if we copy many files together, then it will reach the file size limit stored in registry, then we will encounter this issue.

So it worth to increase the value of FileSizeLimitInBytes  stored under

Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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I want to transfer about 30 gigs of data to my external drive. Howwever when I do it an occasional error my pop up such as "disk is in use" or "cyclic redudnacy error" is there a way to have windows skip that file and move on? instead of stopping everything after that error occurs?


A:Copying Large Amounts of Data

Why don't you try to copy the data in smaller portions and then do it...?

Whoever can, please try to suggest a solution to:

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I am trying to copy a 22 MB file to a new computer from an OLD Win 95 OS computer. It has no internet, no CD writer, only floppy access. I know PKZip will allow copying to multiple floppies, but I need to make sure it works with Win 95. There is an older version of this product, but do I need two different Zip programs to be able to install on the new XP computer?


A:Copying Large File to Floppy w/Win 95 OS

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Hi there, I have a failing hard drive that I'm trying to recover data off of, only problem is I guess there are bad sectors or corrupt files because every now and again I get a 'can not read source file from disk' and have to skip the file. Which is fine. However; this does mean that I can't just leave it and come back later because any files that can't be read are going to interrupt the process. I'm wondering if there's a program that can simply automate this for me. I'm trying teracopy as I type this but it's been stuck on the same file for the past ten minutes and I'm not sure if it will skip the file after so long or not and the skip button its self hasn't allowed me to skip the file. I'm trying to copy about 300GB of saved data so it would be really nice if I didn't have to monitor the movement of it.

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Hello, i hope i could a help for this problem.
I just bought a new laptop last week, Acer aspire 4740, intel core i3 processor with a Windows 7 home premium software installed.

The problem i am facing is every time i will be copying large file from my external hard drive to the laptop it crashes and gives me a blue screen saying that the laptop shut down, it shows a countdown on the bottom and in less that a minute my laptop is off.

It is really annoying and it is been happening everytime i do copy paste.

Someone told me it is Mcaffee antivirus problem, i uninstalled and put norton antivirus and still same problem.

Anyone can help me in this issue??


A:Error Copying Large file

Quote: Originally Posted by ElieM

Hello, i hope i could a help for this problem.
I just bought a new laptop last week, Acer aspire 4740, intel core i3 processor with a Windows 7 home premium software installed.

The problem i am facing is every time i will be copying large file from my external hard drive to the laptop it crashes and gives me a blue screen saying that the laptop shut down, it shows a countdown on the bottom and in less that a minute my laptop is off.

It is really annoying and it is been happening everytime i do copy paste.

Someone told me it is Mcaffee antivirus problem, i uninstalled and put norton antivirus and still same problem.

Anyone can help me in this issue??


Hi Elie
We need a ton more info.. How big is the file. How are you copying it (drag and drop, a 3rd party app, etc), what is the exact error message.

Plus we need that files that is created called the DMP file. Use these to find and upload it to us.

Let us know if you need help

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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I try to copy a 3GB file from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows XP machine but the network utilization during the copy is less than 10% so it takes hours to finish. The wireless LAN is 54Mbps. The hard drive is INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC and the wireless card is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN. How can I figure out why the network utilization is so low?

A:Network Utilization is less than 10% during copying large file.

That's too slow. IS your wifi network secured? Sounds like someone is sharing your bandwidth or else you have a really slow router thoroughput

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Normally when I want to copy text from a .pdf, I simply place my cursor at the starting point and drag it down until it covers all the text I want to copy and page. It is a slow process but for a small amount of text it is not a burden. But if I need to copy a large amount of text (pages) it can be slow going. Is there some way I can speed up the process?

A:Copying large amounts of text in .pdf document

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Hello there!

Recently i purchased this rig:

evga gt8800 supeclocked
Asus P5N-D
HDD- samsung HD753LJ -750Gb
some crap dvd burner

System is:Xp 32-bit sp3
Latest drivers and bios

So i started to copy some of the files from my full to the brim laptop Acer Aspire 5610 thought LAN.
2-3 times the system hangs. 2 of them when watching from VEOH
Well not exactly just became so slow that the mouse need 15sec to move 5cm on the screen. Keyboard responding with same speed.Cant open the process manager even.

So i have the following ideas:

1st HDD heats up too much maybe some failsafe feature ?
Was really hot before i installed a cooler and monitored the temp -26 deg. If the program shows it right. Still hanged 1 time after the installation of the cooler.

Tho i couldn't c the temp in the moment before it hangs as i was watching something on the VEOH full screen.

2nd guess is somth from the Flash player ?
Tho normally the Firefox shuts itself down if there is any problems.
But i had some dab experiences with it as well.

3rd guess SP3 ?
I am thinking of uninstalling it?
Some final thoughts if it were a single processor rig i would understand if that happens(explolrer get screwed or somth), but on quad core

oh and I am talking folders > 6GB with lots of files.

Any insights or ideas are appreciated.


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Good morning,

My apologies in advance for posting a question that has been answered many times here and on the interwebs already, but the answers I find are mostly the same and I need further clarification, if possible.

I work at as a tech at a law firm and I'm having an issue where 2 users are using a shared excel workbook to copy and paste data into from miscellaneous client websites, such as client names, loan numbers, etc.

Every once and a while, when one of the users is done making their changes and saves their work, their workbook size will jump anywhere between 20MB and 250MB in size from the original, which is usually in the lower KB range. All answers I've found include copying and pasting the content into a new spreadsheet, recreating the document, finding the last used cell with Ctrl+End and clearing the blank spaces, and removing text styles like boldness and colors. All these solutions do work, but it's hard to keep telling an attorney to do these things without them biting your head off about it - because this does happen multiple times a day on this one spreadsheet. It is, in fact, due to blank cells, as the last active cell usually hits the 1,000,000 number range when the file size jumps up.

I heard there's away to lock a spreadsheet to a predetermined cell count, but I'm still researching this method. If anyone can provide me further explanation on why this happens and how to prevent it, please do. Thanks in advance.

A:Large Excel File: Copying & Pasting

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I'm trying to copy a 290,000 KB .mdb file to another directory. Its says "152 minutes", to execute. Really, it took two minutes to 150 minutes remaining.

I couldn't save as, different name, was greyed out. Tried to zip and e-mail
but just as slow.

Any tricks?

A:Copying large access database file

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