vista can't copy large files? another XP file-copy bug?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dave, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Can anyone else confirm this for me: the only references I find online refer
    to known bugs in XP, not Vista.

    Pulling a 3.18gb file over a wireless network (speed is not an issue) from a
    linux SMB share, I recieve

    "Error 0x800705AA: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the
    requested service"

    There's 40gb free on the destination disk, plus a spare core to handle the
    copy, if needs be (based on previous copy performance...). A 3gb file is
    created on my desktop, locked, then removed when I dismiss the error

    I tried to notify Microsoft of this problem, but it seems they want me to
    pay another $92 dollars to tell them they left their pants down. Amazed that
    on Vista, your 30 days of technical supports begins *when you activate*,
    rather than when you actually need it. Bear that in mind, and don't activate
    any new copies until a bug shows up!
    Dave, Dec 4, 2007
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  2. Dave

    Steve Guest

    Hi Dave,

    check out 'insufficient system resources exist to complete the
    requested service - OSNN Forum'

    It explains the error and provides an alternative way to copy the


    Steve, Dec 4, 2007
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  3. Steve,

    But I must comment and say that it is rediculous.
    To copy a 'large' file over the network SHOULD NOT require users to use
    another program such as XCOPY/ROBOCOPY (command based) or even th Robocopy

    What is the point of "Windows Explorer" if it can't even handle copying a
    file over the network?
    Matt Callaghan, Jan 26, 2008
  4. Also, the thread you reference goes on to provide a significant explanation
    of 'hardware constraints', yet I've never experienced this problem/bug with
    any previous version of Windows, nor in linux.
    Matt Callaghan, Jan 26, 2008
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