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Corruption Of Files

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#1 Darren De Wilde

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:28 AM

Dear Experts...

I was just wondering if any of the windows hacks, tips and tricks mentioned here or in any non microsoft authored books could cause file corruption of system files...?

such as using the shutdown -r -t 00 command on a shortcut file?..

I did read a discussion that running windows in administrator mode can cause problems over time due to corruption and it wouldn't surprise me if Windows did start getting stroppy where system file calls were made over Window's head....(or at least around the normal expected procedures)

Also, is it possible that there are sites out there that intentionally offer bad tips and tricks that will deliberatly cause sys probs..(course there are...)..does anyone have any reccommendations of which sites to avoid?

I do really like using the tips and tricks but have found after using them that my system becomes a bit short tempered every now and then...

Please give me good news as I hope to be able to use windows hacks more and more often.

Thank you for your reply


Edited by Darren De Wilde, 08 March 2006 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 08:28 PM

The tips and tricks aren't usually the problem - usually it's a combination of insufficient explanation and too many tweaks on a system.

For years I'd crash my systems because of tweaking the dicken's out of 'em. Now that I'm older and more cranky, I don't tweak much at all - and don't crash near as much!

As for the Shutdown command. Imagine this situation. You're in the middle of crunching numbers in a large database program. The system is writing stuff back and forth to memory and to the hard drive.

Then, in the middle of this, the shutdown command comes along and cut's it all off. It's not wonder that the files will get corrupted!

I attempted to do this at my wife's office - but lacking a response from the software developer I opted not to do it (since her data is too valuable to risk). So they still shutdown the app before shutting down the system (but I gave them a shortcut that backs up the system and then shuts it down - using the shutdown command)
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