FW: [rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Sun May 1 14:04:04 CDT 2005
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 @ 10:10 -0700, Sheldon T. Hall said:
> > I run a lab at our school, and we just putup signs in huge
> > bold black letters reading "DO NOT USE FLOPPY DISKS, IF
> > YOUR DATA IS LOST WE WILL NOT HELP YOU, BUY A USB KEY
> > INSTEAD".
> Heh. Remember when it was the hard drives that were unreliable, and we used
> floppies for backup?
No, but I do remember about two weeks ago when I put a flash drive in
a Window machine, and Windows promptly erased it, all of it.
There is a bug in Win2k and other versions that will cause this.
Basically it is something about Windows not recognizing the drive.
I love that. The OS does something like, "I don't know what this media
is, so I'll erase it..."
shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["People should have access to the data which
you have about them. There should be a process for them to challenge any
inaccuracies." -- Arthur Miller]
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