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Old 10-06-2004, 05:06 AM   #1
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Linux save my life

Hi, all

Just taking about my nightmate last week.

I used M$ win for my work, and have two hard disk one for system and one for my data. Last week the M$ auto update told me to download sp2 and I try to do so. However,the nightmate is now begin....

After installed the sp2, the system is reboot over and over again. Unavoidable, I need to reinstall my M$ win.

After install the (NEW) system, find out all my drivers install to it and everything is complete. But the computer is hang when I try to access my data drive, oh my god. I tried to use scandisk in dos mode and also hang up.

If I format my data drive all my data would be lose. Luckly I have a Linux ftp and samba server.

An amazing thing is happen, when I plug my "damaged" hard disk to my linux box, the hard disk is work fine. Unbeliveable, when I try to access the hard disk by M$ win throung samba, all my data come back again.

Anyone could tell me why this happen?

Thank god, thank linux.
Old 10-06-2004, 06:28 AM   #2
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Probably because Windows sucks. But I could be wrong. What do the gurus think?
Old 10-06-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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I had a similar thing happen yesterday.
Early in the morning, I got a call saying that a client of ours had installed XP SP2 on all machines the night before.
The process had been fine on all but one computer. That computer would not boot now. Starting up, waiting,
asking for mode to boot up in. (Safe mode, etc.) No matter what, this happened.
To get the computer up again as quick as possible I had to install XP all over again.
Haven't got a clue what happened there, but I blame M$.

-Geir O.
Old 10-06-2004, 11:13 AM   #4
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that is one more reason to wait for SP2.1 before installing beyound SP1.

never trust M$ when it comes to patches that are this drastic. major problems will happen. heck good example is that most of their own office software STOPS working properly after installing SP2. go figure...


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