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

From: bob barkany (
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 10:58:26 EST

On 20/3/02 3:43 PM, "MuHammed Lonon" <> wrote:

> 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
> nothing 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 solve my problem.
> MuHammed Jamal Lonon
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I sure am glad that you did indeed "tone down the length and drama" of it
Sorry bout the problem. I think there are some huge brains around on this
list who for sure will be able to put your newtie back on the right road

Cumon guys

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