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    Default Strange Problems with XP

    I just installed Win XP Home in my dad's office computer, along with a new 40GB Seagate HDD (the other went bad). It's a Dell Dimension 8100.

    But, he has been experiencing very strange problems. For one thing, he uses Zip Disks. This morning, he used one normally, and took it out. He then put a different one and checked on it later. For some reason, the exact same files and dates that were on that Zip disk were the ones that was on the 1st Zip disk put in. He checked the first Zip disk, and now there was no data on the drive.

    He has also simply lost data from the Zip disk, even though the Drive Properties still agnowladges those files being there. There are only 4 files showing up on the copied zip disk (the 2nd one), and they take up 10MB. But, the Drive Properties is showing 169MB. No files are hidden, I did all that, but where did they go????????
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    Old 09-11-02, 03:12 PM
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    I just unchecked another box in the Folder Options to show Windows Operating System files, and there I found a 160MB folder full of .chk files on my Zip Disk! What is all of that? I know .chk is either Scandisk or WordPerfect Temp files, but what are they doing there in such large quanities? They aren't on any of my other disks.

    I really need to know if I can possibly get my dad's data back. Thats VERY important, basiclly his whole company is there!
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    It sounds like a virus(I know..the simple answer). You wouldn't happen to have Kazaa on there?

    On windowsNT machines people used to claim that windows would actually store the zip information in a temp file. That it would actually not save the data, until a Eject command was given in the OS, not using the button on the drive. They claimed that if you used the button on the drive you would lose information and the disk would eventualy get corrupt. I guess it might be similiar to the mount/umount command. I used to always just push the button on the drive, when using NT. Eventually 2 of my disks got corrupted and died. Since using the eject command, They have not failed. So, I can't help here but this may prevent problems in the future. Of course, if I carry an umbrella around, that doesn't mean that it's raining because I'm carrying it.
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    Wow, never thought it was a virus. But its working after installing the new hard drive
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    Than again, it could be the fact you using windows, . We all know the disadvantages windows has over linux and freebsd.
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