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Should I be Concerned?

Hello,

Five minutes before I wrote this sentence, I updated my Firefox to 3.5.6. When I opened it for the second time, it basically asked me if I wanted to copy Firefox temporarily to the hard drive, because it had read-only files. I said "no" and it said Firefox had to close. After that, its working as if nothing ever happened...

Should I be concerned with this message or is it irrelevant?

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I guess

its irrelevant but I am not sure as I never had this problem. I never used the built in updater though so maybe that can cause issues.

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Happened to me with chrome

Just wait a second after you plug in the drive to launch the browser.

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Don't know

I don't know why it has happened, but here are a few possible things:

  • Something was running which was doing something with it
  • The drive is dying
  • The drive was loose in the USB port and disconnected for a short time
  • The USB port was malfunctioning
  • Some other software issue
  • You didn't pay your tax

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I've had that happen on the C:/ drive before,

never was an issue just trying it again, FFP may just get ahead of itself and if the drive doesn't respond to "writing" right away, it assumes its a CD.

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It's fine now, exept...

...That I had bad downloads half an hour ago from FF portable, so I had to use Google Chrome to download anything. Firefox has gave me bad downloads before, but I think it maybe associated with the computer I'm using...or the drive could be nearing it's fate.

And what does paying my taxes have to do with a malfunctioning Flash Drive?

I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.

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Joke

He was joking. I don't see why, you're not from the UK. The British have to pay a ridiculous ton of taxes on just about everything, since their little island has to import just about everything. Funny little joke about that, bandanas cost $10-$25 representing just about every country in the Rock Shop in Rock Band. Except the UK one which costs $200 because of all the taxes. Game money, not real money, of course. Of course, the joke works either way, but it's more funny to say to someone from the UK.

Anyway, get yourself a new flash drive, they're cheap enough.

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I knew It was merely a joke...

...anyways, I can get a 4GB U3 Cruzer flash drive cheap at my local college bookstore between $4 and $5. They are useful for your storing your standard school work, and that's about it(U3 blows), but I'll just use the money I'm getting for Christmas, maybe, to buy a flash drive that is less crappier in design.

This flash drive and I have been though numerous scholastic adventures, but I probably need a new flash drive...

I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.

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Sandisk = Eew

Well, you did ask (about the joke).

Anyway, Sandisk is generally to be avoided in my experience, though I hear good things about the Cruzer Titanium. Still, I say stick with Corsair or OCZ. Some Patriot drives get good read/write speeds, so they might be worth looking into as well.

The Corsair Flash Voyager line come in a hard rubber casing. Lid on, you can throw it at nearly any surface without fear of damaging it. I didn't like it at first, though, so they take some getting used to.

$4-5 for 4GB is good. I paid $11 for a 4GB Corsair Readout with free shipping on Newegg last year. (Using a 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager now, that was more like $30.)

Speed really is champ when it comes to flash drives and PortableApps. Every now and then we get someone *****ing in the forums about PortableApps being slow and unreliable. That could mean any number of things, but the most likely candidate, if nothing is actually wrong, is that they just got a slow drive. On a fast drive, PortableApps apps run just as fast as their installed brethren. Once you disable the splash screen, it's easy to forget they were modified to run on a flash drive.

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