Long-shot Windows XP question

Randy J. Ray rjray at blackperl.com
Tue Apr 1 18:39:09 BST 2008

Due to a need to use a proprietary VPN, I've been forced to use the WinXP side 
of my laptop for more than just playing Civ IV lately. As such, I've taken to 
passing files between XP and Linux via a VFAT32 partition. However, I learned 
yesterday that if I hibernate XP, boot Linux, put/change files on that 
partition, and then go back to XP that it has a cached impression of that 
partition. It won't see the files or changes I've made, and if I make any 
changes it will likely lose the ones made by Linux. Does anyone know if there 
is a way to tell XP to flush all disk-caches upon hibernate, and then to 
consider them invalid when it returns from hibernation?

(As God is my witness, this is the first time I've used a Windows platform for 
professional work in my nearly 20-year career...)

Randy J. Ray                                                rjray at blackperl.com
Sunnyvale, CA                                              http://www.rjray.org

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