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    I disabled scandisk and now instead of shutting down my car mp3 player I would just turn off the ignition and kill the computer. But after doing this, one day windows ME refused to boot, and I ran scandisk and it found 52 lost clusters? Is this normal? Should I properly shutdown the PC or is their a solution for the file corruption?

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    Things get corrupted when you shut off the computer when it's writing to disk. If you set winamp as the shell, and only read mp3's from the disk, it will never write anything and never get corrupted.

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    • #3
      What about windows' swap file?
      Enjoint life!

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      • #4
        Squeezer i find this hard to belive. My system is setup that way and i have had mine in the car over over 4months.... I brought it in the other day, added more songs and ran scan disk...not one problem. Now if u have other software installed and u haven't configured ur pc properly, u might have problem. And Dima, swap file should not even cause a problem.

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        • #5
          Same here, I've had the system for a year and a half and no problems with just shutting it off with a hard switch on the 12v running to the inverter. I scan disk everytime I put MP3's on it just to make sure and have NEVER had a problem. I don't even have winamp set as shell and no problems...
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          • #6
            The problem is Windows Me. It's crap. Seriously.

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            Aaron Cake
            London, Ontario, Canada

            Player: Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Onboard EtherNet/Sound/Video, Custom Lexan Case, Arise DC-DC, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
            Car: '86 Mazda RX-7 w/Basic Performance Upgrades
            Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
            Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
            "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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            • #7
              Lets be fair, things get corrupted in windows no matter what you do sometimes.

              I just spent a week getting win98 back on the internet, it would dial, but no tcp/ip activity (no ping no web) I uninstalled and reinstalled all my network stuff, IE and the last few microsoft update patches.

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              • #8
                Sure, things do get corrupted sometimes.. But in the car everything is just going to be read, there shouldn't be a lot of writing to allow for corruption. I run Windows ME and have run 95 and 98 (w/ 98lite).. and they all ran great never crashed once..
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                • #9
                  FYI: Even when software appears to be only reading (i.e. playing an MP3, etc.), there is a lot of read/write activity going on behind the scenes. One example mentioned is the Windows swap file. Windows is constantly reading from and writing to that file. Not to mention whenever the registry is modified, data is written to the physical registry file on disk as well. Lots of other software performs read/write operations in the background. How else do you think programs store settings, preferences, etc?
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                  • #10
                    So what if you set the swap file to Zero? If you have enough RAM do you need a swap file?
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                    Cyrix 166 32MB with MPXPLAY And no display. Player sits on the back seat with a keypad in front. Someday I'll mount this thing for good...
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                    • #11
                      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DodgeCummins:
                      I just spent a week getting win98 back on the internet, it would dial, but no tcp/ip activity (no ping no web) I uninstalled and reinstalled all my network stuff, IE and the last few microsoft update patches.
                      </font>
                      If it happens again, remove ALL networking protocals, drivers and clients, then delete the KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\Network registry key. Then reboot and reinstall networking stuff. Works every time.


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                      Aaron Cake
                      London, Ontario, Canada

                      Player: Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Onboard EtherNet/Sound/Video, Custom Lexan Case, Arise DC-DC, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
                      Car: '86 Mazda RX-7 w/Basic Performance Upgrades
                      Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
                      Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
                      "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Aaron, I hope I remember it

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                        • #13
                          if you have enough RAM you can do without the swap file but depending on how much you do with your computer you may find that enough ram is more than you want to put in your machine. At one time I had 64 megs in windows 95 on my home computer and I figured I would try shuting off the swap file to see if it would run out and it did within a hour or two. now I use windows 2000 and I have 384 mes of ram and I ahve seen myself go over that amount (but mostly only when editing large music files or videos just sitting with a few programs open I tend to be over 128 megs of ram usage with windows 2K but windows 95/98/me use a lot less than that I am sure.

                          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Falcon62Travis:
                          So what if you set the swap file to Zero? If you have enough RAM do you need a swap file?</font>

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