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Windows 7: windows freezes when copying large files AFTER a search.

31 Jan 2013   #1
mike751

windows 7 64 bit pro
 
 
windows freezes when copying large files AFTER a search.

Hello,
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.


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31 Jan 2013   #2
Wrenches

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

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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