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My laptop doesn't copy and paste anymore.what's wrong?

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August 22, 2013 10:09:00 AM

my laptop wont let me t copy paste or cut anything .it gets stuck in calculating .or after just moving or copying 5 mb it stucks and after a while the whole windows hangs.I have tried reinstalling windows.even installing windows 8 but the problem is still there
it wont let me copy a file either in desktop or an external hard drive
I have tried check disk and defragmenting.I don't know what to do now.
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2013 10:20:10 AM

run hdtach and check your hdd, it may have become faulty
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August 22, 2013 11:10:14 AM

mauller07 said:
run hdtach and check your hdd, it may have become faulty


I just checked it with the program "crystaldiskinfo"... hdtach doesn't work on win 8
the health statue is "Caution". It says that there are a lot of bad sectors in my hdd.
could this be the cause?
thanks in advance
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2013 11:13:32 AM

If you have a "lot" of bad sectors, it is time for a New HDD - THE SOONER THE Better.
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August 22, 2013 12:09:40 PM

RetiredChief said:
If you have a "lot" of bad sectors, it is time for a New HDD - THE SOONER THE Better.

Ok.I'm ok with bying a new hdd but i have some files (songs) that are very important for me.I need them and if i get rid of this hdd i will lose them all.Is there anyway to copy these files to my external hard drive?
any program that copies files with bad sectors?
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2013 3:04:43 PM

New HDD:
Step 1, Replace old HDD with New HDD
step 2, Install your OS, updates, drivers and install your programs. when done and everything AOK.
Step 3 Connect your old HDD using a 2 1/2 inch usb enclosure and copy all your files from the old HDD to the New HDD.
ie http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note any files that you try to copy that contain Bad sectors will be corrupted. They may not even copy over.
You can try to run chkdsk /f /r X: (X= Drive letter for the old HDD) from a dos (Cmd) prompt or from Windows.
REF: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/guide-to-u...
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2013 3:14:21 PM

try running windows checkdisk and get it to do a repair while its checking, it will attempt to save as much as possible while doing so then you should hopefully be able to copy the saved files.
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