Can't make new folder in WinXP

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Since I started to use a pendrive I can't create a new folder in WinXP,
rename certain folders or move large (>a few MB) files. I've tried a CHKDSK
but it doesn't seem to help. When I try to do any of these the whole computer
hangs and only responds to Ctrl-Alt-Del.
I've tried System Restore but none of its restore points work.
WinXP SP2 embedded, Mozilla Firefox, Office2000, Norton Internet Security,
Seitek Pendrive, plenty of disk space, Acronis Trueimage.

Can I rescue this system or is it Format time?
g4kzo
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Did you create an image before you messed with the hardware. Do you have
    "any" image from before you added the pen drive?

    Use it.

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    Quote from: George Ankner
    "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

    "Andrew Keir" <Andrew Keir@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:811A15B2-A2C2-44F4-B94E-A94CC9831B24@microsoft.com...
    > Since I started to use a pendrive I can't create a new folder in WinXP,
    > rename certain folders or move large (>a few MB) files. I've tried a
    > CHKDSK
    > but it doesn't seem to help. When I try to do any of these the whole
    > computer
    > hangs and only responds to Ctrl-Alt-Del.
    > I've tried System Restore but none of its restore points work.
    > WinXP SP2 embedded, Mozilla Firefox, Office2000, Norton Internet Security,
    > Seitek Pendrive, plenty of disk space, Acronis Trueimage.
    >
    > Can I rescue this system or is it Format time?
    > g4kzo
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I doubt it was the pendrive as it works fine in my other WinXP machine. I'm
    trying to avoid going right back ( I only image every few months) as it would
    mean reinstalling rather a lot of programs. Is it me, or is WinXP just as
    flaky as previous escapes - er, releases - but in different ways? The other
    machine won't respond to "Help & Support" - just, nothing happens when I
    click on it. Never has, even after a re-install. Everyone says that's
    impossible, too.

    "Richard Urban" wrote:

    > Did you create an image before you messed with the hardware. Do you have
    > "any" image from before you added the pen drive?
    >
    > Use it.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > Quote from: George Ankner
    > "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"
    >
    > "Andrew Keir" <Andrew Keir@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:811A15B2-A2C2-44F4-B94E-A94CC9831B24@microsoft.com...
    > > Since I started to use a pendrive I can't create a new folder in WinXP,
    > > rename certain folders or move large (>a few MB) files. I've tried a
    > > CHKDSK
    > > but it doesn't seem to help. When I try to do any of these the whole
    > > computer
    > > hangs and only responds to Ctrl-Alt-Del.
    > > I've tried System Restore but none of its restore points work.
    > > WinXP SP2 embedded, Mozilla Firefox, Office2000, Norton Internet Security,
    > > Seitek Pendrive, plenty of disk space, Acronis Trueimage.
    > >
    > > Can I rescue this system or is it Format time?
    > > g4kzo
    >
    >
    >
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