I've got a bit of a strange problem, or at least one that I didn't anticipate. I used to have two partitions on my computer, C and D, both NTFS. Using a partition manager, I deleted the D partition and resized C to take up the whole space.
However, now when I try and save a file from any program (anything, including things like Paint and WordPad) the program crashes. No error messages, no nothing, it just exits silently. This only occurs when saving a new file (ie. to a new filename), re-saving existing files works fine.
I've done loads of things with partitions over the years and never had this problem. Any idea what I should do? I've tried reinstating the D partition (ie. just creating another partition called D), but that hasn't helped. I can't see any important references to D:\ in the registry. Any other ideas?
I'm using Windows XP on a laptop if that matters.
- The event logs don't show anything related to this at all (as far as I can seE)
- ProcMon shows what looks like the standard accesses to the registry and so on. It doesn't seem to be trying to access any paths that don't exist. The last thing it does is close the Common Controls dialog box - although I (as the user) never see that dialog box appear.
- I've done what you suggested with ProcMon. The ProcessExit entry had a return code of SUCCESS, as did all the ThreadExit entries. There were various CreateFile entries, all of which also returned SUCCESS. Weird. I should point out, I don't know if I made it clear earlier, that the program exits as soon as I click on the Save toolbar button or menu item, ie. before the save dialog box is shown and I choose a file.
- I've tried running System File Checker (SFC /SCANNOW), but it wants a Windows XP Professional CD, and the only Windows CD I have is a different version. I'll try and find an XP Professional CD soon and try that again.
- I'm running chkdisk now