Possible HDD FAT corruption after 6/30

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leilei
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Possible HDD FAT corruption after 6/30

Postby leilei » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 10:21 pm

Award 430VX, PMMX233, 2gb+8gb+8gb hdd configuration , max-sized fat32 partitions, Win98se.

Recently (which commit I do not know) PCem can corrupt a hard drive's file and folder table if the HD is large enough (?). Directories don't show within DOS, Windows will display them with malformed names and sizes, and Scandisk will try to 'fix' them (i.e. lots and lots of chunks and found directories). Once written to, WinImage can't even open the drive image file anymore.

Checking in an old June 30 build shows this not happening and the directories displaying normally. No corruption to be had

Similarly, a 8gb WindowsME partition will fail to boot and will warn about a registry error at the startup menu, before any further known damage can be done
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Re: Possible HDD FAT corruption after 6/30

Postby SarahWalker » Mon 10 Jul, 2017 8:25 pm

Fixed in rev 794.

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