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FTDISK Error NR 57

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JohnO28356, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. JohnO28356

    JohnO28356 Thread Starter

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    When ever I shut off my external HD (running in USB 2.0 enclosure) while in Windows, I get this warning in Event Viewer: Source: FTDISK, Number 57. I like the site below for Windows errors. Much of the info there seems to come fom Microsoft. So my question is: How can an error message exist in Windows without Microsoft knowing what it means? What do you think- they fired the programmer right after he wrote the code,LOL.

    http://www.eventid.net/search.asp
     
  2. Sequal7

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    FTDisk stands for Fault-Tolerant Disk Systems:

    A fault-tolerant disk system is intended to provide mechanisms for reducing the likelihood of data loss in the event of a failure.
    Try disconnecting device by double clicking the usb icon on the task bar, and clicking Unplug. It should display a safe to unplug this device message
     
  3. JohnO28356

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    So simple. Thanks a lot. Tunnel vision on my part, I guess. Always thought of "safe to remove hardware" as an uninstall type thing, not a shutdown. Have always had it hidden.
     
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