Missing words on re-open

I have been using the Beta and it won’t save all my work. I don’t know if this is a problem with the Beta or I am doing something wrong. I write and write and hit save and close it down (I am working on a Scrivener shortcut on my desktop) and then when I reopen it, a few hundred words are missing. H E L P please!

Hmmm… well, we might need a bit more info to find the problem. As you have just joined yesterday, I presume you are using beta5, right? Are you using win xp? What project did you select?

The only “not saving” situation I’ve found is with the Scratch Pad. Can you provide more info? In “Options” I think the default is set to save two seconds after typing ceases… can you check that?