I read that, too. Maybe I should make myself clearer.
I can copy and paste text in Notepad/Wordpad/Browser/Office.
BUT, when I try to copy or move any file from one directory/folder to another (select image file, copy, select folder, paste, Windows Explorer crashes) , that is when I get the Error of it tossing me to Metro, popping up the "Reporting Error to Microsoft".
BUT If I use a 3rd party program, like CFiShellToys, or TeraCopy, I can copy, move to my hearts desire.
I have full permissions on the file/drive/folder, it's not locked down, nor is it read only.
This is the error I just got again:
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16433, time stamp: 0x50763312
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000005a6e1a90
Faulting process ID: 0xfb0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdccae8f8cadb5
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report ID: 44547cfc-38a2-11e2-be9c-5453ed23fd35
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
I was able to copy and paste this from the event log.
i know this will be silly, but have you tried to take ownership?
And are you sure you have full access to the target folder?
Strange you are the only person having this problem, very strange
Did it at both command prompt with TAKEOWN /f C:\ and in Properties/Permissions
And I'm not the only one having this problem.
This looks like some annoying issue.
Is this happening on a laptop? Removing the ram doesn't seem a nice option. We'll have to think of something else.
Are all the updates installed?
A few weeks ago there where "huge" Windows updates released for improving performance and stability.
Most of those are showed here:
I'm done with Windows 8
I also recommend to look at Sony for newer drivers and BIOS'es (look at versions or release dates) that were released since you got the model:
Sony eSupport - Computers - Select Your Model
You'll have to specify the model number or the series there.
1. Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system related problems without affecting your files. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be changed back to defaults.
2. Reset your PC—Removes everything and reinstalls Win8 .
3. System Restore—Attempts to restores your system to an earlier time assuming at least one restore point has been created. Files will be undisturbed, but applications and updates installed after the restore point will be uninstalled
4. System Image Recovery—Attempts to recovers your system using a selected previously made image file
5. Automatic Repair—Attempts to make repairs needed to allow Win8 to startup properly
An option that I have not seen mentioned WRT Win8 is to do a repair install--which which under earlier Win versions might fix the system leaving everything else intact. You'd need to back up all data off your PC for safety, although repair installs have been very safe historically. While I don't know why a repair install wouldn't work on Win8, I have not tried the procedure on Win8 nor have heard of anyone using it on Win8. To do a repair install, run the Win8 installer from within Windows on your machine. Choose the upgrade option (i.e., obviously, don't do a clean install). Of course, you must accept compete responsibility for trying this procedure. As indicated, I am not completely sure what will happen or if the procedure can even be applied. You also could try upgrading 8 to 8, so to speak, after starting to your DVD (presumably you have one).
Edit: I see you have posted the following: "That's like killing a mosquito using a sledgehammer. I am NOT going to reset/refresh Windows 8 and lose all the installed program." That's what I was thinking when I mentioned the options besides repair install.
It's not laziness, but the days of time wasted having to deactivate, uninstall, reinstall to fix this issue with Win 8 by refreshing/resetting.. I would be better off just restoring the Windows 7 system image I finished minutes before upgrading to Windows 8.
Also, before it's dusted off as "Upgrading instead of clean install", the computer was sold with the Win 8 upgrade option, as in fully compatible (or as close as fully compatible a computer can be regarding software) The only driver issue I had was graphics driver, and even that I ended up solving.
I'll try Windows Repair, but I don't know what it will 'fix' as SFC, malware check, virus check, and about a half dozen other fixes I've tried before posting about this will do.
Can you afford to format and fresh install at all (not via Refresh/Reset, actual install boot from CD/DVD)?