Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

File corruption with Word 2003 related to USB drive problems?

microsoft.public.windows.vista hardware devices






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-13-2008
Kristin
 

Posts: n/a
File corruption with Word 2003 related to USB drive problems?
My roommate was using Word 2003 on my new computer with Vista. She had some
Word files that got corrupted. The error message said something about the
USB drive, as an explanation for why the files were corrupted. Apparently
she was saving her document on both the hard drive of the computer, and her
USB drive. But the files were corrupted on both the USB drive and the hard
drive, and she could not recover her data. This also happened once she got
her own computer a couple weeks later (which also has Vista and Word 2003).
It was the same error message (same USB drive too).

This hasn't happened to me yet, but I'm very worried. I have noticed that
when I try to eject my USB drive (a different USB drive) using the icon in
the lower right corner of the screen, the computer tells me it's safe to
remove the drive, but the green light does not turn off. It seems that many
people have observed this, and that removing the USB drive anyway does not
necessarily corrupt the data. But since I know that data corruption has
occurred in the past, I'm afraid to try it, so I've been turning off the
computer to remove the drive.

From my reading of various internet forums, it seems that there are file
corruption problems with Vista, and there are also USB drive problems with
Vista. I'm wondering if the two are related, and if the weird behavior of my
drive (green light not going off) is related to the file corruption that my
roommate observed. And if anyone else has had similar problems.

And if there's a fix.

I'm afraid to use Word while the USB drive is in the computer.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I get a 2003 word doc file to open in Word in Vista? llama mama microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 5 02-21-2008 19:58
Windows Vista Word converting to be read on 2003 Word Char microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 5 01-16-2008 14:47
Office 2003 file corruption exchangerookie1994 microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 1 10-30-2007 15:52
problems upgrading word 2003 to vista- help! I can't figure it ou rharstrick microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation setup 3 08-26-2007 23:20
Creating Word document of Word 97-2003 file type on the New menu in Vista =?Utf-8?B?TWlrcm9YUA==?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 7 03-19-2007 17:59




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:15.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120