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Aaaarrrrgh ! (XP bugs)

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Ramanuman

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#1
I don't know what's happening, but my xp has started bugging on me in an incredibly annoying way lately.
I've been using this installation (through a ghost image) for the last 2 years and it was always fine. I've ghosted it back again only a few months ago. But this time something went wrong.

Here are the symptoms :
1- Files and folders keep setting themselves to "read only", which keeps me from modifying them until I next reboot.
A typical example of this : I move files in and out a folder. Then I want to rename that folder, but get a message saying I can't and that it might be protected. I look at the properties and see it's "read only". If I untick that, it changes back by itself.
Same goes on with files, except the error message says someone else or another application might be using it, when that's not the case.
And even if I wait several hours and not touch the pc, I still can't change them.

2- The 'view' setting in Windows Explorer keeps changing back to "thumbnails", even though I set it at "details, and choose "apply to all folders" in the folder options.
That only happens in some folders.

It's driving me nuts ! :mad:

I'm prolly going to be re-installing soon. But I wanted to wait until I could buy a new sound card. So I'm asking if any of you has a solution to offer in the meanwhile. I'd appreciate very much.
Thanks.
 
#2
Not sure about #1, but #2 was bugging me for a while too. I ended up deleting the thumbs.db file in the affected folder from a command prompt, and everything went back to normal after that.
Give it a shot...see if that helps. :)

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Ramanuman

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#3
Thanks Net. I can try that, but it's different folders that do that each time. :confused:
 
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lojow

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#4
Hey.. Had the same problems before :p

#1: In explorer, open C: select all hit properties->Security->Check full access for all accounts listed. Apply.
#2: Get a folder set up the way you want it. Hit Folder options->View->Uncheck cache thumbnails and finally the button at the top to apply to all folders.

Hope it helps :)
 
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Santamanne

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#5
I have the same sort of problem, but I cant find this option anywhere. I dont have any "security" thingy in the options.
#2: Get a folder set up the way you want it. Hit Folder options->View->Uncheck cache thumbnails and finally the button at the top to apply to all folders.
 
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lojow

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#7
Hrm.... You are running NTFS, aren't you?
(EDIT)
My bad... You can only do folders at once, and then files at once...
Someone remind me to actually try what I say before I say it next time :p
 
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Ramanuman

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#8
Sorry if I'm being daft, but I still can't find a "security" in the properties for any folder, nor anywhere else for that matter...
 

yoyo

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#9
Not sure if it is related to your problem, but to get the Security tab in XP Pro you'll have to disable "simple file sharing" (folder options - view), in XP Home you'll have to boot into safe mode to an administrator account.
 
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Ramanuman

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#11
Originally posted by lojow
Hey.. Had the same problems before :p

#1: In explorer, open C: select all hit properties->Security->Check full access for all accounts listed. Apply.
#2: Get a folder set up the way you want it. Hit Folder options->View->Uncheck cache thumbnails and finally the button at the top to apply to all folders.

Hope it helps :)
Ok.
So you mean, in the security tab, I go through all the accounts one by one and check all the "allow" boxes ?
 
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Ramanuman

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#12
I did this by hitting properties directly on C, btw.
And only the "CREATOR OWNER" account won't change to allow all.

Hope I did what you meant.
I'll be checking for changes.


(In any case, I might just re-install everything sooner than I thought, since I think I've found my next sound card : A M-Audio Revolution 7.1. :) )
 
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lojow

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#13
Hope it works for you....
I was having annoying problems with transfering files between my networked computers... Permission to open them denied and whatnot :p

It makes me wonder sometimes about the security initiative M$ is working on... Hackers can still get in, but the common person is left scratching their head... LOL
 
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Ramanuman

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#15
Originally posted by dreamliner77
Great choice on a new sound card.
Isn't it :)

I was going for an Audigy2 at first.
This is not my main puter for music, but I do record with it, and I transfer music from tapes and vinyl records often enough.
So when I saw how affordable those M-Audio are, I quickly forgot about SoundBlaster, their crappy converters and crappy customer service.
 

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