1 Reply Latest reply on May 30, 2011 11:24 AM by shudder

    my computer froze

    marco96

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      my computer froze

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      Hello everyone,

      My computer froze and I didn't have the chance to quit FM. When I restarted my computer and opened my database a window came up with progress bar that zoomed by, it read.. "checking for consistancy". There was some information lost from the portal page I was on but that was only on the page I had opened.

      I was wondering if I should be concerned. Is there a way to run a check on the database? Can the database be varified that everything is ok?

      Thanks for any help

      Marco

        • 1. Re: my computer froze
          shudder

          Close the database, then go to the bottom of the File menu and run Recover, and select your db.  Once recovered, DO NOT use the recovered base if you can possibly get around that -- go to back up and grab what you know is a GOOD copy (prior to crash) of your db, Save A Copy As (select "clone (no records)"), and then import the data from your recovered base into that good clone of the db.  Toss the recovered rev now and then you should be good to go.

          If you do not have a backup, you will be forced to use your recovered version, and there may be probelms with that at some point...

          Now, all of the above stated to CYA, I have not had that many problems using recovered bases (and yes, I have used them plenty of times -- I only found out about not using the actual recovered versions a couple of years ago -- prior to that I ~always~ used recovered version -- that was what I thought you were supposed to do!!!... and I have been using FM since 1989, so that's a while).

          hth

          - shud