Eraser corrupted system

ziegenpeter

New Member
Hi there,

I ran Eraser 5.8.7 on Windows XP (Service Pack 3) in delete-unused-space-mode for drive c: and it corrupted a couple of programs (like MS Word, Nero, Gimp and others) which didn't work properly or didn't work at all after processing. No other processes than Eraser were running, even no antivirus software.

I had to rebuild the whole system :evil:

Did I do anything wrong?
 

Joel

Active Member
Did you happen to run a first/last 2kb erase? There's a known bug where the file system is damaged (set to RAW) upon the erasure of a sparse file.
 

skano

New Member
The how to solve it ?

I use eraserportable 5.8.7 in about 30 pc.
it have 3 pc broken
when I start in windows xp have a [explorer.exe] problem
I must reinstall system.

and have 2 pc something problem
it like when I type word , the system crash.

IF I use eraser on windows safe mode , it will be better ?
 

Joel

Active Member
If your system is already damaged then there's nothing we can do, unfortunately. Which reminds me, I should release the beta as a stable since this bug is pretty severe.
 

ziegenpeter

New Member
Joel said:
Did you happen to run a first/last 2kb erase? There's a known bug where the file system is damaged (set to RAW) upon the erasure of a sparse file.
I don't remember. Where is that option anyway? I can't find it in preferences-settings.
 

Joel

Active Member
It's in Erasure Settings.
 

Joel

Active Member
This is found in the Eraser Erasing Preferences dialog:


This can be found in your Scheduler as well, when editing or creating a new task.
 

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ziegenpeter

New Member
OK, sorry, I had Eraser 5.7 installed, that's why I didn't find it. Anyway, when it corrupted my system I used Version 5.8 and as far I as remember I chose 'Pseudorandom Data'. At least I'm sure that I did not use 'Only first and last 2 KB'.
 

Joel

Active Member
There are many 5.8 releases and I do remember that the earlier ones had a few corruption problems. The later ones should be fine.
 
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