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Subject: Re: Windoze 'Scandisk' errors
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-02-06


Thanks to all for their comments.

First comment should be that ScanDisk *is* a part of the Norton Utils suite
...ever since M$ realised that it was far superior to their own attempt ;)

As for repairing the damage - that's easy enough select one of the 'repair'
options, rather than "ignore" ...that will not, however, stop Rockbox from
creating new corrupt directory entries to replace them :(

I do like the idea of a old-style (now called 'cut-down') linux install, I
shall have to find time to take a look that way at some point ...replace my
old windoze problems with shiny new linux ones - LOL :)

BC

>IMHO, win98' scandisk is a slow and rather dangerous piece of software...
>If all the errors are on the archos, I suggest downloading a well-rated
>freeware disk utility at www.snapfiles.com (formerly webattack) or a time
>limited evaluation version of norton disk doctor (I haven't used norton
>utilities for a while, but at the time it was great under win98se).
>
>If the errors are on the pc, just try not to write on the same partition :)
>iirc things like "utlimate boot disk" can help (it's a linux mini distrib,
>booting from the cd it has been burnt to, no hdd installation necessary) but
>I'm not sure it can do that sort of repair (the web site describe the
>functionnalities, but I can only access mails for the time being).
>
>It's not really helpfull I'm afraid.
>
>Nicolas
>
>-----Message d'origine-----
>De : BlueChip [mailto:cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net]
>Envoyé : vendredi 6 février 2004 15:33
>À : rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>Objet : Windoze 'Scandisk' errors
>
>
>Hi,
>
>After my PC crashed during a copy to my archos last night, I ran the
>Windoze '98se "error checking" utility (right clik drive -> Properties ->
>Tools -> Error check (aka ScanDisk))
>
>Scandisk found & fixed the lost chain nicely, ...but in the process I
>noticed a long string of complaints about long filenames :(
>
>Example:
>----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>The 'M:\_Comedy\_Stand Up\Carlin, George' folder contains
>incorrect information about the file or folder whose MS-DOS name is
>'_ALBUMSB.34C'
>
>The file of folder's long name ('_Albums.bmark') is either stored
>incorrectly on your disk or is incorrectly associated with
>'_ALBUMSB.34C'. ScanDisk repairs the error by storing the name in
>the correct format or by deleting the long name. If ScanDisk deletes
>the long name, you will still be able to access the file or folder by using
>the name '_ALBUMSB.34C'
>
>[] Repair
>[] Delete
>[] Ignore
>----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>fyi: There is a directory off root called "_Albums"
>
>...again with:
>'PLAYLIST.57A' and '.playlst_control' in /.rockbox
>'MOST-REC.01C' and 'most-recent.bmark' in /.rockbox
><and (afaict) all other bmark's>
>etc.
>
>It seems that all bookmark files have corrupt filenames!
>
>Hope that's all helpful ...please ask if more info is required ...I have
>"ignore"d the errors, so the 'problems' are still there to play with :)
>
>BC
>
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