[NTLK] URGENT!!!! All Read This Is Freaky!!!!

From: MuHammed Lonon (mjl3781_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 10:43:42 EST

THE APOLOGY: Sorry about the title but I needed everyone's attention on this.THE STORY: When I purchased my 2 32MB cards for considerable less than what they were going for two months ago, to say that I was estatic is a major understatement. Finally, I would no longer have to keep packages on my zip disk because my 16MB and puny 8MB cards were bursting at the seams. The cards came last night and against my better judgement I immediately began transferring everything off my 16MB onto the 32MB.... SIDE NOTE: If you ever have a little voice in the back of your head telling you something...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD-LISTEN TO IT!!!!CONTINUING....Well toning down the drama and length a bit, I was right in the middle of transferring packages in the extension folder when little Newtie suddenly reset itself. Although I was annoyed I did nnot think anything serious of it. I assumed that I had tried to move a package that was in operation and Newton reset to be safe. Well after it finished the start-up, I opened the
 extras drawer to continue the transferring AND DISCOVERED THE TRUE HORROR!!!!THE HORROR: Somewhere in the reset Newtie apparently got confused on just what I was trying to transfer and so decided to tranfer EVERYTHING!!! Yes it also dumped the entire OS-everything that wasn't soldered to the board- including the Extra App on the 32MB card. And it gets worse.THE WORST: Now Newton thinks that the 32MB Card IS the internal store, so now I can't move the "Built-in" apps back on to the REAL internal store. But that's not all. All the built-in apps say that they ARE on the internal store when I look at them with the Extras app. But they are not, but they refuse to move back on the REAL internal store. If I take out the card and reboot the only thing that shows up is an empty sidebar and the Notes app as backdrop, and I can't access anything. But that is what is even more strange, because that means that the Notes IS on the internal store, but like the other Built-ins it ony shows up as on the 32MB store and no
thing on internal. And the memory reading from Extras and Dashboard both indicate that nothing is on the internal. MY ANALYSIS: From what I gather from tweeking since last night the culprit is none other than: DASHBOARD!I am figuring that the "powerful" app was a little too powerful. I am not entirely sure but I think I was moving something related to DASH when it resetted and apparently it took everybody with it. THE DISCLAIMER: I am not actually accussing Dashboard (the lovable, although not so venerable sideboard replacement) or FiveSpeed of screwing up my poor Newtie. I decided to contact the list first to see if more knowledge persons confirmed my suspicions before I went to FiveSpeed and asked for some kinda patch.CONCLUSION: Right now it is not THAT big of a problem as long as I keep the card in, which I planned to do anyway. I would just like to have Newtie working PROPERLY not just working. I would like to thank in advance all those who will contribute to this thread and if possible, help to s
olve my problem.

MuHammed Jamal Lonon
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