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re: I agree, stop using Norton
Authored by: huzzam on Feb 12, '03 07:09:10PM

Unfortunately, when you boot off the cd, DiskDoctor can't deal with large drives, because they only allocated something like 5mB to the program on the CD. It chokes about 25% through my 30 gig main partition every time, saying it ran out of memory.

Why they didn't set it to at least 25mB--since who the hell has less than 64mB these days anyway (if they can run the OS9 that's on the CD)--is way beyond me. I mean, if you're booted from the CD, you're not gonna go run ProTools & need the memory for that.... [Wow, what punctuation mark have I *not* used in this post? Oh yeah: it's the exclamation point! ;]

peter



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To work around the
Authored by: gvitale on Feb 13, '03 06:45:19AM

To work around the "out of memory" problem, go to the Preferences menu, deselect all the file check options but one, and scan to fix that particular problem; than select more options an proceed until most of the file problems have been fixed. The "bad backup date" problem cannot be fixed, so don't bother.
Once most of the file problems have been fixed, the "out of memory" problem shouldn't appear anymore (well, only until a large amount of problems accumulate in that disk again, that is). This fixed the problem for me.
I think that the problem is that DD holds record of the problems it finds in RAM memory, and when it tops a certain amount, it just cannot handle anymore and it stops.
Anyway, I agree with previous posters: Norton for Mac is dead; it makes more problems than it fixes. Use DiskWarrior instead.



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