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Old 02-02-2002, 03:02 PM
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Two hard drives

I just experienced my first hard drive failure a few months ago.

And sometimes "prayers are answered with a "Yes." Doing a fun early morning garage sale, found some computer stuff very cheap. One item being a hard drive, I didn't know about the special handling and wrap that is needed to keep it usable, so it was a waste of 3.00 dollar in one sense, however, the young couple giving the sale gave me a name ..... a hardware guru!

So for the cost of a new hard drive and his fee of $65.00, he did a complete copy of everything from the crashed one and put it on my new hard drive. Pictures, saved url ,Quicken & email are back, I did add some of the programs. What I found surprising was, rereading delete email from the long past!! I thought it was gone when deleted.....

Speaking of "deleted"....Is anyone else using Norton 2002? When I now emply the desktop waste can, a wizard is telling me he is protecting some 15,000 file. What does that mean?? It does ask if I want to delete them, so far I've click "No," wanting to err on the side of caution. This is after I empty the desktop icon.....


I just love the new features of 2002. It scans email, thus checking all incoming & now OUTGOING email for viruses. That will prevent infecting those that we exchange email with, even attachments.
Plus the little spaceman that goes out on his own and updates our "virus & dat files" from their web site." Seems they call him as it is not done on any schedule. He just sits "hovering: on the start bar while doing a transfer..... Long overdue, as so many of the newer viruses were sending email and it was not known to its owner.. You will now, as a screen pops up and shows it scanning the outgoing email....
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Old 02-02-2002, 03:26 PM
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Goldcoin,
Consider that the best $3 you ever wasted. Usually that's not a possibility when it comes to hard drive crashes. You were real lucky. I have had a recent close call where I thought something was deleted by the system on me and a few months down the road I found them in a wierd file marked "Found". I was so happy and I knew I should have backed up stuff but didn't that time and that's when it hit. Even if backing up means storing files you want to keep on a seperate hard drive, it's still a good idea.

Yes, I have the Norton Antivirus 2002 and I love it. It can get a bit pesky always wanting to update but I view that as my own safety inconvience. It could be a false sense of security but it's at least some security. I did have one time when a friend sent an .exe attachment and it went off with warnings of a virus. I dumped that thing so fast, I left skid marks in my mail box. That's when you appreciate it most. Who knew if it was bad or not but I would rather be on the safe side. It just amazes me how often it wants to update itself. Boy, keeping ahead of the hackers is a full time job.
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Old 02-02-2002, 03:55 PM
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Afternoon JD....

Did you understand my question, hidden in all of my comments.

Have you told Norton to go ahead and delete all "protected files" in the waste can? Not sure, but feel it is keeping all deleted stuff, and that means it can't be written over ??
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Old 02-02-2002, 04:20 PM
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Well, I guess I did miss that one. Sorry
I tried emptying my desktop recycle bin and Norton didn't say a word about any of it being protected. I didn't even see Norton.

I didn't set Norton up on my computer, my husband did so maybe there was an option that you have checked that I don't. I just sit back and let it do it's thing and so far nothing like that has happened to me. You might locate the help file, although I just looked through it and my option settings and I can't find anything that would indicate what a protected file was. Some how you need to find out what "protected file" means either in Norton (which I couldn't find) or in Windows help. Maybe check the profile of those files that are protected and see what you can find.

By all means, don't delete any of them until you are sure. If nothing else, I would go to Norton and get some online assistance. Heck, you bought the program so you're paying for the service. Let me know what you find out if you do.
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Old 02-02-2002, 05:02 PM
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Hummm... I didn't do anything special when installing. even the icon on desktop reads "Norton protected."

When using a "right" click, I get an options screen, with many options. One being "Unerase Wizard" then empty and under that was empty "protected files?" You also get an "Are you sure screen before saying go ahead and empty...

Wonder why your isn't like that?
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Old 02-02-2002, 06:51 PM
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I wish I could say but I don't know. I do get that prompt asking if I'm sure I want to delete but nothing related to Norton. I don't have a little alien Icon on my desktop either since Norton already exists as an icon down below on the far right on my taskbar. I think you need someone more knowledgeable than me for answers on this one.
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