[OT] NT, software reliability, and the lack thereof.

From: John Amirault <amirault_at_epix.net>
Date: Wed Mar 17 10:28:59 1999


When something like this happens try using SCANDISK to recover the lost
info on the harddrive. I compressed a harddrive and it came unmounted
and I lost ALL info on it until I used my rescue disk and ran SCANDISK
and found all my MISSING files right where I left them, on the


John Amirault

Max Eskin wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Derek Peschel wrote:
> >*starting over again*, seemingly at random. The defragmentation program
> >would be happily scanning C: and then it would put up a notice ("I need to
> >start again") and then redo everything it had done until then. This could
> >happen a couple of times in a row.
> The reason for this is disk accesses. If you moved the mouse, and it tried
> to swap in some tooltip code, that would restart the utility. After
> screwing up my system quite severely several times with Norton Utilities,
> Defrag, etc. I've resolved never to fiddle with Windows again. The thing
> is, I once stopped Defrag, by clicking the stop button, saying yes, etc.
> It must have forgotten to flush the buffer, since half the hard drive's
> contents vanished.
> --Max Eskin (max82_at_surfree.com)
Received on Wed Mar 17 1999 - 10:28:59 GMT

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