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    Post one button windows shutdown?

    Is it at all possible to avoid scandisk, or safe mode when just powering off?
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    yes it is. if using windows98:
    start->run->'msconfig'
    and u can disable scandisk there

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    No. do not diable the 'scandisk'. You SHOULD NOT foce shut off the computer. I post message about this : http://www.mp3car.com/cgi-bin/ultima...c&f=2&t=002375

    There might other way to shut off windows&computer but one way I can think of it is creating shutdown shutcut.

    1. right-click on desktop and choose New -> Shutcut.
    2. type C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL.EXE user.exe,exitwindows on Command line and click next.
    3. Name the shutcut whatever you want to call (maybe 'shutdown' ) and then click OK
    4. Right-click on shutcut you just creat it, and choose properies.
    5. click on 'shutcut key' bar(where it says 'none').
    6. click any keyboard key you want to use shortcut. and then click OK

    now you can just click that that key and the windows will shutoff.

    PS. restart command for the shutcut is
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL.EXE user.exe,exitwindowsexec

    I think you can get small keyboard or keyport that can be programmed and relocate the button where you want to use.

    Please let me know if anybody knows better or other way to shut off.

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    I think the power switch is better and easier
    (see other thread)

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    Originally posted by accord:
    <STRONG>No. do not diable the 'scandisk'. You SHOULD NOT foce shut off the computer. I post message about this : http://www.mp3car.com/cgi-bin/ultima...c&f=2&t=002375
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    Your post in the other thread is wrong.

    While it is not the best idea to just shut off a computer, it can be done. Although I wouldn't recommend disabling scandisk.
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    Like most posts in the other thread mentioned above say, it is impossible that a hard drive takes physical damage from being turned off.
    Files may get corrupted but that can be fixed by Scandisk. The FAT itself is much more resistant to improper shutdowns that ext2 (Linux) for example. (under DOS, you could shut the computer down without ever having heard of chkdsk ;-))

    I did the following "tweaks" to my Win95:
    Turn off the auto-scandisk (via TweakUI), or edit C:\MSDOS.SYS with an editor an add a line AutoScan=0 under [Options]
    Turn on "Delayed file operations" under "File Systems" in the Systems Tab
    Turn off ALL the virtual space (since I have 96MB with Windows95, everything works fine)

    Eventually the winamp.m3u gets corrupt and Winamp won't start up properly, but that can be fixed by Scandisk (or deleting the file)
    Besides this, I never had any problems with turning the computer off the "direct" way... although when Winamp is playing...

    I recommend setting your system up like this, and run Scandisk from time to time (it's really much more comfortable.... realllly)

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    Aaron Cake - Your post in the other thread is wrong
    If you are taking about HD autopark on my other post, I might not be updated but about diable scandisk. I'm not wrong about it.

    Pace - it is impossible that a hard drive takes physical damage from being turned off.
    I found out a lot of people does not know about hard drive sectors. If you can't believe me, can you believe ZDNET information? Check my last message on my other post.

    Well I don't want to call bad sectors as HD physical damage, b/c technically it's not. But Bad sectors will make HD useless.

    And do not disable Scandisk , scandisk will fix windows corrupted system files and it will mark bad sectors from being used.(eventhough it doesn't work 100% times, still it's better than nothing)

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    Would there be a problem with finding a way to autorun Scandisk 10 minutes after the car player started? Assuming that didn't affect your mp3 playing, that would be a good way to maintain your hard drive.
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    Originally posted by Falcon62Travis:
    <STRONG>Would there be a problem with finding a way to autorun Scandisk 10 minutes after the car player started? Assuming that didn't affect your mp3 playing, that would be a good way to maintain your hard drive.</STRONG>
    probably not. in my experience, windows scandisk does not like it when other programs read/write to the drive. scandisk will continually restart itself and never complete a full scan until other stuff leaves the drive alone for a bit.

    then again, i could be completely wrong...

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    jstrain is right. And Accord tell me y after almost 2yrs, my PC is still working fine and not to mention the first box.
    Do you really think todays harddrive running win9x/ME will go bad if u just cut power off???? This thread is just getting interesting every day
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