2Describe what you want in the current data file.Your next step in creating a year-end copy is to describe what information you want in the current data file, which is the Quicken file that you’ll continue to work with. Like the Create A Year End Copy dialog box suggests, you have two choices:The Do Nothing choice leaves the Quicken data file alone. The Do Something (please!) choice creates a copy of the Quicken data file using only balances and transactions after a specified date. To shrink the current Quicken file, you predictably use the Do Something (please!) option by selecting the appropriate option button and then specifying the cutoff date.
4Specify a starting date.Using the Specify Starting Date text box, type a cutoff date. Nowadays, the folks at Quicken are calling this the This Archive Data File Will Contain Transactions Up to and Including text box, but you guessed that, didn’t you?Quicken deletes all cleared transactions with dates that fall before this cutoff date from the current Quicken file. ( Remember: This file is the one you work with and want to shrink.) ( Note: Quicken doesn’t delete uncleared transactions, and it doesn’t delete investment transactions.). 5Click OK.Quicken creates an old-transactions Old File with the filename discussed in Step 3. If you told it to, Quicken also deletes all the old transactions from the current file so that your current file contains only the transactions that are dated after the cutoff date.Quicken then displays the dialog box shown, which tells you the file was successfully copied.
Select the Current File option button if you want to use the current file you’ve just shrunk. Select the Archive File option button if you want to use the old-transactions file. Click OK after you make your choice.If you want to see the old-transactions, or archive, file again, you can select it in the Open dialog box (accessed by choosing File→Open).
You should not enter any new transactions in the old-transactions file, however, because these new transactions will change the old file’s ending account balance without changing the current file’s beginning account balance.
Let's check your hard drive with diagnostic software. To test your hard drive, check the manufacturer and then get the diagnostic utility from:and/orget the diagnostic software directly from the manufacturer. If it fails the test, replace it. If it passes the test, then there's probably nothing wrong with it.Go to Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management and check the C drive partition. How much space does it have and how much is showing available. Hover your mouse over the C drive partition and a tesxtboxwill open with some features listed. Please post all those features EXACTLY as they appear.Do you know when this problem began?
Try a System Restore to a point in timeBEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure:.Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, butyou can use Windows Update for the updates. Use the recovery disk if the system prompt doesn’t work (it works a bit different than the above instructions but if you follow the prompts on the disks and know the above information you should beable to restore with no problems).If the System Restore doesn't work, do a Startup Repair by booting to the genuine Windows Vista Installation Disk (or one you can borrow from ANYONE) or from a Recovery Disk. Here's the procedure. To boot to the CD you may need to change the BIOS to make the CD-drivefirst in the boot sequence.
To do that, wait for the screen that tells you the F key to push to access the boot menu or boot setup. Push it quickly. Make the changes, save your work, and exit. Put the CD in the drive and reboot. When prompted, push anykey to boot from the CD.If you don't have either disk, you can make a bootable Recovery Disk using along with burning software like:and, of course, a blank CD.If that doesn't work, try to boot into safe mode (repeatedly click the F8 key while booting and go to safe mode with networking – or do so from the command prompt on the disk).
Then let's check some of your system files:Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / Command prompt and right click on command prompt and click run as Administrator.Type sfc /scannow and enter and let it run. It will scan and try to fix some of your system files. Hopefully it will complete with no corruption it could not repair (if there is such corruption post back here or try to analyze it to find the problem file(s)using. Try to post any corrupted files here so we can see if they can be repaired with good copies from the installation disk (unless there are too many).While in Command Prompt, type chkdsk /f /r and enter and let it run. It will probably want to schedule itself to start at the next startup. Answer yes and then reboot so it will run. It will scan and try to fix any corruption or bad sectors on your hard drive and mostly remove that as a potential cause.If that doesn't work, then please post any repeating error messages from the Event Viewer concerning startup (Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Event Viewer – or typing eventvwr from the command prompt).
Here's how to use Event Viewer.If that doesn't work, we'll need to do a system repair/upgrade using the genuine Windows Vista Installation Disk (one you own or one you can borrow from ANYONE). Here's the procedure. Although this will not affect your data, settings, orprograms, you should still backup your data before starting just to be on the safe side.
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You may have a lot of updates to re-install (including any service packs you had to remove). If the version on the system came with SP1 or SP2 pre-installed and the diskis an earlier version, then you'll need to make a slipstream disk as follows:.Hopefully one of these procedures will resolve your problem. If not, post back and we'll try something else. Post back in any case so we'll know how it turned out.Good luck!Lorien - MCSE/MCSA/Network+/A+ - If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the 'Mark as Answer' or 'Helpful' button at the top of this message.
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