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Could you say what hardware type you use..
Laptops/Desktops have different cleaning management tools: yours sounds like a laptop.. More info?
In either case, this might find a better solution in places other than the BOL forum (Desktops, Laptops, Troubleshooting, ect..)
I have a dell 400 XPS desktop, 1gig of RAM, + 80 gb HD space
Come from filthy computers. Go upstairs and clean your room now!
"Dirty" volumes are a result of forced shutdowns, i.e. if you turn a computer off by literally interrupting the power.
you mean if i press the power button without loging off or
closing all my apps. i have to do that alot becaue my pc freezes alot and i cant get the start menu to open so i can shut it down.
Yes - a forced shutdown.
You aren't going to get rid of the dirty message until you figure out what is causing your PC to go non-responsive.
This usually happens after a crash
Windows XP file system (directories) may not have been properly updated. When XP starts it checks to see if it has been shutdown cleanly. If not, it attempts to clean the volume(s).
NTFS is more likely to survive a crash with minimal errors.
A crash can't usually generate the dirty volume message.