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Win8 Pro Retail is hanging a LOT in file operations.

  1. #1


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA

    Win8 Pro Retail is hanging a LOT in file operations.


    Something just cropped up today with Win8 retail. When I go to copy or move a file or to delete a file, the whole process can basically freeze, taking minutes to move or delete a few megs. Happens about 50% of the time. I have Directory Opus and same issue so not a file explorer problem. I REALLY do not want to have to reload Win8 AGAIN, it will be my third time!

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  2. #2


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Might of had a fix. I just started reinstalling every damn thing ASUS had for Intel chipset drivers on my mobo. SEEMS to be working...

    Nope, another hang...
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 19 Aug 2012 at 01:58.
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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I had this problem with the RP version (Release preview) if I had a USB2 stick inserted at the same time as I was doing file operations. Note a USB2 STICK not a USB drive. I also had a wireless USB keyboard and mouse so it could be something to do with the USB controller.

    Removing the USB stick cured the problem.

    I haven't experienced this on the RTM W8 but I'm using the Enterprise version.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Thanks Jimbo! I didn't have a USB thumb drive installed BUT I had removed a hard drive (my temporary backup drive) the night before. I still don't see what the issue is but I am trying various things to see what could be causing it...
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 19 Aug 2012 at 13:39.
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  5. #5


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Bad hard drive. The drive is showing 100% usage when I am trying to copy/paste to/from it. Problem solved.
    EDIT, drive is fine. Its just that it does not like being in a 6Gb/s SATA port any more! i just moved it unto a normal SATA port and works fine.
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 24 Aug 2012 at 18:04.
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Win8 Pro Retail is hanging a LOT in file operations.
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