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Windows ME VFAT Errors

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by denco, Feb 1, 2007.

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  1. denco

    denco Thread Starter

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    When things go wrong over here, they go wrong in a BIG way. My PC is having an identity crisis, and I need advice before I have one too. My OS is Windows ME, and I use Firefox 2.0 and ZoneAlarm Security Suite 6.0.

    I've suddenly started getting VFAT errors and the blue screen of death. They can happen at any time - there doesn't seem to be any one thing that triggers the error. This is the usual error: VFAT(01) + 00003FF3 Error: 0E: 0028: C0043A53. If I press a key I get: Error: 0D: 0246: 019747FB. These errors can happen if I click on a desktop icon, change tabs in FireFox, or just hold my mouth wrong. But it gets worse: My desktop icons such as System, Trash, etc. have been replaced with system folder-type icons. I'm showing hidden folders but shelliconcache appears to be missing.

    There is still more. I have an external hard drive that contains 3 years of data, and it suddeny shows that nothing is there, but I can usually access it. When I ran scandisk, a box popped up that said that drive appears to be missing. From what I have found so far, I want to think this is a ZoneAlarm problem, but those "nice" people won't even talk to me because I have Windows ME.

    At this point I will try anything. The missing data on the external hard drive is my primary concern. Thanks in advance for any ideas you can throw my way.

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  2. denco

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    Ok, I have finally found one thing that will always causes the VFAT error. Dragging anything from the desktop to the trash bin will do it. The system icons on the desktop are still the odd system folder-type icons. Hope this helps a little.
     
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