RE: Windows update changing settings?
Removing the 12/16 update worked. I can see the files now. Now I just need
to figure out which update was the screwy one so I can re-install the correct
> I have an external hooked up to an old desk top (7 year old Dell running XP
> professional) that we still have. The only reason I use it is to save music
> and family pictures. Today, I was going to print some pictures for Christmas
> cards. All of the folders on the external are there but none of the data,
> except the most recent sub folder (Dec 2007.) They were there as of Friday or
> so because I was looking at pics in a different sub folder.
> I did some more digging last night. When I right click on the directory (in
> this case it's the G drive), on the properties tab, the "read-only" box is
> checked. The first time I unchecked it, the files showed up. I closed
> Explorer and then went back into look at it. The files didn't show up (but
> disk space was still the same (about 55 gb taken) The read-only box was
> checked again.
> Now that I think about it, this happened after a Windows Update ran on my
> desktop sometime either Saturday or Sunday night.
> Another thing... I keep getting a pop up (on the taskbar) saying that a
> "Delayed Write Failed" relating to G:\$mft.
> I think it was the windows update. Now, how do I reverse that to see if
> that's it? Or is there something else I should do?