Drag and drop files corrupt

August 5, 2009 at 19:20:06
Specs: Windows XP
Drag and drop files now corrupt. I tried to reallocate 5GB from one volume to another using Partition Magic 8.0. Worked before (a few years ago) but this time the process failed (cleanly). After (during disc check, and before XP booted) I received disc check errors (~“Invalid file security ID, Resetting new ID”) or something to that effect, and it ripped sequentially through thousands of numeric values on my d:\. Amazingly, everything started up and seemed fine. I can copy files fine (ctrl-c, ctrl-v) but dragging and dropping jpg files somehow looses file integrity. I have to shell out to DOS to del files. I have backups, so this is NOT a data recovery issue - it's a "how do I fix my d:\ without reformatting the partition" problem. (I see other people have had a similar problem (but for unknown reasons). I've done healthy virus check - nothing found there. Thank you for any info/insight. -john

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August 5, 2009 at 19:40:17
There should be no difference between drag and drop and any other file move/copy.

Some area of the system is bad.

See event logs, run linux or barts live cd and see if you can reproduce. If so at least we know hardware.

Run memtest.

Consider diag suite.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, Make an autorun.inf folder on all usb drives.

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August 13, 2009 at 17:40:13
Thank you for the reply. I've had my head buried in the sand trying to make the problem magically go away. No luck with that. I had to reformat the d: partition today to fix the problem. All seems fine now. In the future, before using Partition Magic, I will toggle the disc properties for indexing, whereby all files on the drive get touched to change the properties. Through that I was able to uncover a few corrupt files and delete them via DOS. Then Partition Magic worked fine. Strangely a DiscChk did not catch the corrupt files.

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