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  [WayOff] After Big Crash?   -   Jim Wagner
   Re: [WayOff] After Big Crash?   -   George Clark
   Re: [WayOff] After Big Crash?   -   Thomas Reed

[WayOff] After Big Crash?
Date: 05.05.02 16:52 (Sun, 5 May 2002 08:52:43 -0700)
From: Jim Wagner
Hello, NUG -

I have a problem. I'm using RB3.5.2 on System8.5.1. Last night, it crashed
while using the debugger and dropped into MacsBug. I forgot how to exit
properly from MacsBug and ended up turning off the machine. When it
restarted, DiskFirstAid said that there as a disk error in the "catalog"
that it could not fix. It is an "Invalid PEOF", what ever that is.

When I rerun my project (even with a new "install" of RB and an archive
version of the project file), I now always get a crash after leaving a
GetOpenFolderItem("text/plain"). I have not checked whether or not it
happens when the user cancels out of the dialog. I can put a breakpoint on
the very next statement and it crashes before getting there. I have not yet
checked behavior with other GetOpenFolderItem("text/plain") in the project.
I did do a desktop rebuild.

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to proceed? Do I need to do a
system re-install? Do I need to go out and get a copy of DiskWarrior or
Norton?

Your constructive comments would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Jim Wagner
Oregon Research Electronics
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Re: [WayOff] After Big Crash?
Date: 05.05.02 17:25 (Sun, 05 May 2002 12:25:19 -0400)
From: George Clark
Jim -

The first thing I'd try (if you haven't already) would be to run DFA again,
and maybe again if needed. Sometimes it will report problems it can't fix,
but on subsequent runs it's able to rectify the error.

George

On 5/5/02 11:52, Jim Wagner wrote:

> I have a problem. I'm using RB3.5.2 on System8.5.1. Last night, it crashed
> while using the debugger and dropped into MacsBug. I forgot how to exit
> properly from MacsBug and ended up turning off the machine. When it
> restarted, DiskFirstAid said that there as a disk error in the "catalog"
> that it could not fix. It is an "Invalid PEOF", what ever that is.


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Re: [WayOff] After Big Crash?
Date: 05.05.02 19:07 (Sun, 5 May 2002 13:07:29 -0500)
From: Thomas Reed
>When it
>restarted, DiskFirstAid said that there as a disk error in the "catalog"
>that it could not fix. It is an "Invalid PEOF", what ever that is.

You definitely need to make sure this is fixed before using your system
any further. You don't want to go writing to the hard drive while there
are errors with the hard drive data structures. If DFA, after running a
few times, can't fix it, you'll need to get another hard drive utility,
like Norton or DiskWarrior.

-Thomas

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