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[TSVN] BUG: Corrupting folders/files in Windows XP Home?

From: Josh Green <the_real_yoshi_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-04 16:15:30 CEST

Hey guys,

I've followed your checklist, I've got version 1.2.4, I can't update just at
the moment to the nightly build so you'll have to fogive me, and I couldn't see
anything new in the changelog relating to this either, and mailing archive
didn't seem to have much either (looked on gmane) SO..... here goes

What I have done:
I'm using Windows XP Home SP2 (Completely updated), I'm using Visual Studio as
an IDE, the working directories are on an NTFS partition, and I'm using SVN
normally and not particularly expertly (am only new). So basically just doing
updates and commits.

What I expect to happen:
Well, I don't expect what DOES happen to happen (which is quite self

What DOES happen:
Ok, what IS happening is interesting and incredibly annoying/frustrating
everynow and again i'll get an error in Visual Studio about some bit of my code
being undefined, I'll then go look at that file and find:

A) It has been written as all 0's for somereason
B) It has been overwritten by some completely different file!

I'll then go to do an update or revert to remedy the situation and I'll find
that one of the svn_base files is corrupted! Not to mention that the text_base
directory is inaccessable and been corrupted.. I then have to run a CheckDsk on
the drive, a Clean Up of the working directory and then I have to redo the
files that have changed in that directory that were modified but were

I have checked my HardDisk, there are no errors on it, I have format
reinstalled from scratch 3 times now (incase the file system was stuffed)...
I've updated windows to the extreme, I've removed Norton Antivirus too... My
next move is to remove SVN from my machine and see how it goes then

However it is quite a large coincidence that the only folders which seem to get
affected are the SVN ones, and that the text_base directories are the ones that
like to be corrupted?

The worst part is that I AM losing data, and although it's a personal project
and not worth much, I spend allot of time on it.

What should I do?

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