[Rpcemu] Checking for corrupt HD4 filesystem

george greenfield george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Feb 1 04:34:44 PST 2012


In message <496fa85a52.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>
          Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> On 1 Feb 2012, george greenfield <george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk>
> wrote:
> 
>> My HardDisc4 filesystem may be corrupt:
> 
> Before attempting any recovery, I would suggest that you make a backup
> copy of (Windows) Program Files\RPCEmu.
> 
>> is there a * command for checking this (*CheckMap? *Verify?), and if
>> so, what is the correct syntax? I've tried *CheckMap [HardDisc4] and
>> got the response 'please insert HardDisc4' which isn't particularly
>> helpful!
>>
>> If it turns out the filesystem on HD4 is corrupt,
> 
> The free DiscKnight at http://www.armclub.org.uk/products/discknight/
> will confirm whether or not the problem is with the hd4 file. If so, the
> full version of DiscKnight, which costs £10, should be able to repair
> it. It does work with RPCEmu - I've had cause to use it several times.
> 
>> presumably the only solution is to back up the existing files, delete
>> the existing and re-install a clean HD4 and copy back the files?
> 
> That should work, if it's possible to copy the files from hd4 to HostFS.
> However, if hd4 is corrupt, you may find that copying some or all the
> files will fail.
> 
Downloaded DiscKnight, ran it, HD4 now apparently fixed. Fingers 
crossed! Thanks for the advice (including David Pitt who also 
responded).

George

-- 
george greenfield



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