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Error Copying File or Folder

Cannot copy : The request could not be...

 
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The hardware device generated an error when attempting to copy a file or folder. 

 
 
   
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  Error Copying File or Folder 

 
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  Cannot copy filename : The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Reboot the System
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If you have had other problems during this boot cycle, Windows may have become unstable. Reboot to see if it clears the issue.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 9-Mar-2010
 
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Clean Removable Media Contacts
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For removable media such as flash cards, check that the contacts are clean and undamaged. Several cleaning methods are suitable:

  • Use a cotton Q-tip with alcohol to wipe the gold contacts. Be sure the contacts are dry before re-inserting the media.
  • For contacts that are flat, a clean eraser can be used to rub clean a dirty contact. Make sure no eraser debris remains before re-inserting the media.
 
   
 
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Fix Defective Hardware
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Confirm the hardware is working correctly using a hardware diagnostic program. If you suspect a specific hardware item, such as memory stick or video card, try replacing it with known good hardware.

Don't overlook the possibility that hardware was not installed correctly, especially anything you installed just prior to the problems starting. Make sure all cards and memory are securely seated in their slots. Verify disk drive cables are properly connected and are not loose.

Several software products that offer an extensive range of hardware diagnostics includes Fix-It Utilities Professional and SystemSuite Professional. Other diagnostic products include Eurosoft's PC Check and Iolo's System Mechanic.

 
   
 
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