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    Star Lounger
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    Out of control 'copy' (2002/1)

    I have an HP machine which copies anything you highlight - without being asked to do so. I have had my hard drive reformatted. No help there - still doing the same thing. The repair man says it is an XP problem and he doesn't believe in XP, so suggests I install Windows 2000. That way he will be able to determine if it is a hardware or software issue. Has anyone ever had this problem, know of a solution, or any comments on this dilemma.
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    Re: Out of control 'copy' (2002/1)

    I've experienced it, but from memory only when deleting graphics files.

    Typically I will select (holding down Ctrl) pic1.jpg, pic2.jpg, pic3.jpg, delete them, then find I have got copy of pic1.jpg, copy of pic2.jpg, copy of pic3.jpg left in their place.

    I've never come across that sort of behaviour using any other OS so I suspect it is specific to XP - however I *do* believe in XP <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Out of control 'copy' (2002/1)

    Sounds like you might have your mouse movement sensitivity turned up too high. "Control - Left Click - Drag" will copy a file without prompting you.

    StuartR

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    Re: Out of control 'copy' (2002/1)

    Aha! That makes sense, but probably just a case of 'more haste, less speed' I think <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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