Tip

Work Around For The Famous "Red Box"

We all use to get the famous "RED BOX" and which needs to restart the mechine.
By this tip, it is not need to restart the mechine. The logic is, the
desktop.dsk file in current data directory needs to be closed.
One possible way is , You can
copy the current desktop.dsk file to a tempory file and
delete the desktop.dsk file and
rename the tempory file as 'desktop.dsk'
(OR)
renameing the desktop.dsk to desktop.bak and change it back to desktop.dsk.

After this start the notes it will not show the error messages that says notes
is not shutdown properly...

A .bat file name be used. Consider the following code.

REM --let 'C:\notes\data\' your data directory
C:\notes\data
COPY desktop.dsk temp.dsk
DELETE desktop.dsk
REN temp.dsk desktop.dsk

(OR)
REM --let 'C:\notes\data\' your data directory
C:\notes\data
REN desktop.dsk desktop.bak
REN desktop.bak desktop.dsk

This was first published in November 2000

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