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Shutdown on 900 mhz+ systems can cause corrupt files.

Old 12-23-00, 07:31 PM
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On fast systems, shutdown is so quick that the hard drive cache doesn't have time to empty itself and get written back to the disk so data is lost. Then when you reboot, you get "file missing or corrupt" all over the place. Happened to me

There's a fix available from Microsoft (for Win98/ME) which adds a 2 second delay on shutdown available here:


So you don't spend a week trying to figure out wtf is going on if it happens to you

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