Originally Posted by abarnabe
If I remove puppy's cd and try to bot xp, the laptop reboots it self spontaneously so I'm unable to run chkdsk. Has anybody experienced this before?
I don’t use XP so no joy there. During the creation of a save file you are cautioned to defrag Windows *before* you create the save file, did you?
Your Puppy file numbers are wrong. See below:
4.3.1 = pup-431.sfs
4.2.1 = pup_421.sfs
Did you try to upgrade or did you put the wrong version Puppy disc in and then (accidentally?) do a save file install
? I.E. You were currently using 4.3.1 live disc then you put in 4.2.1 live disc and at shut down save file was overwritten.
Try the following:
When Puppy first boots a message appears momentarily asking if you want to use alternate boot parameters. When this message appears immediately press F2 key, then type “puppy pfix=ram” then press enter.
In this mode Puppy runs solely from RAM (128MB minimum required). You will now be prompted to setup your hardware just as you did when first booting Puppy.
Follow the prompts to complete setup. Puppy will now boot normally. You are now free to do any file management tasks you please.
Follow these instructions to manage your Windows files
When you shut down you will be asked if you want to create a save file. If you do then any save file you may currently have will be overwritten