"File Error Exception of Type System OutofMemoryException was thrown."

By thewolfe
Jun 23, 2003
  1. "File Error
    Exception of Type System
    OutofMemoryException was thrown."

    The above error message occurred while trying to copy my XP OS partition from my WinMe partition using a program which I believe is using xcopy which I downloaded from http://www.lexunfreeware.com/

    I am trying to backup my programs which are on one partition, my WinXP OS which is on another partition and my data which is on another partition.

    I am backing them up to a 2nd hard drive.

    I was successful in backing up the "program" partition but received the error on backing up the XP Partition.

    Any ideas what may have caused it?
  2. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Did you check the space available on the drive?

    Did you reboot and retry?

    Is there perhaps a temp file gone crazy??

    (Throwing out suggestions, really talking out the well known orfice...)
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Don't try to copy the System Volume Information folder, or the Recycler folder. That will cause problems. These folders will be properly recreated when XP or another similar OS like 2000 is next booted on the machine.

    What the hell are you doing, anyway?
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    LOL I was thinking the same thing when I started reading this.
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