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problems with ibm thinkpad, i cant cut/copy and paste

i have an
IBM thinkpad T43 windows XP pro
version 2002 SP2
intel pentium(R)
proc. 1.73Ghz
504MB ram

the problem is i cant copy/cut and paste files higher than a certain number. I can cut and paste other files, folders and in my browser, but say i want to cut 30 notepad files from one folder to another it wont work, i have to vut the files 3 at a time, why is this happening?

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try this

In reply to: problems with ibm thinkpad, i cant cut/copy and paste

run the following:

SFC /scannow

from start>run...and have your XP disc ready...
you might be missing some system files
You might have some spyware or a virus, so do some scans.

hope this helps

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i did a full virus scan yesterday and removed all trojans etc but it still didnt work

crap i dont have the XP SP2 CD any more

anyway around this?

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Trojans means "unknown damage."

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It's too bad that was not in your first post. I thought about such but the trojans do untold damage. Let me write it another way. The trojans can be removed but that does not repair the damage.

The SFC /SCANNOW is a great idea but there can be registry damage which I've yet to find any one tool to help in all cases.

Your FULL VIRUS SCAN is not enough. Let's do an online spyware scan now and later a rootkit scan.

Start with ->

Also, please share what protection failed here. Everyone wants to know which AV or other such allowed the trojan in as well as the trojan's name.

-> Ahh, the name of the trojan could be key to a fix short of a complete reinstall.


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did you try the SFC /scannow anyway. sometimes you might not need the CD. but if it prompts you for it, you may need to borrow one from a friend. other than that, i know of no workaround. maybe some other ppls on these forums knows more about this issue

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In reply to: well.....

AV is kaspersky antivirus and the trojans are:

detected: riskware not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.MyWebSearch.bc URL:

detected: Trojan program Trojan-Downloader.VBS.Psyme.fc URL:

detected: Trojan program Trojan-Downloader.JS.Agent.fp URL:

not found: virus Virus.Win32.Hidrag.a Running module: svchost.exe\svchost.exe

not found: virus Virus.Win32.Hidrag.a File: C:\Documents and Settings\BUYER\Local Settings\Application Data\Ares Ultra\My Shared Folder\___ARESTRA___rockstar.exe

deleted: Trojan program Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Zlob.bqu File: C:\Documents and Settings\BUYER\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\heuqgata.default\Cache\9ECFDB4Ed01//stream//data0006

detected: riskware not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.WinFixer.o URL:

also virus:
disinfected: virus Virus.Win32.Hidrag.a File: C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_ISTMP4.DIR\IsUninst.Exe

and one in the registry i was able to see in the scan list:

deleted: Trojan program Trojan.Win32.Pakes.x3 File: c:\windows\regedit.exe

im not sure if thats all of it, scan list is pretty long maybe i can copy it to ms word and email it

ewido in progress...........

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there is the problem.....maybe

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i think you may have found some of the problem. lol

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So WinFixer and other pests still there?

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Some of the antivirus programs don't consider these a virus and don't remove them.


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Three workarounds:

In reply to: problems with ibm thinkpad, i cant cut/copy and paste

1. Drag and drop in stead op copy/cut and paste.
2. Use the move or copy icons that you can put in the toolbar.
3. Use an alternative for Windows Explorer, like the free version of Powerdesk. It uses the same underlying routines Explorer uses, so it might fail the same way, but you don't know until you tried.


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