2007-11-30 23:42:49 UTC
using eCS 1.2R, all the latest patches:
I have only one OS/2 partition (as a compatibility volume) which is
formatted with HPFS. Lately, I initiated a system dump (Ctrl-Alt NumLock
NumLock) in order to examine some things.
I know that there is a risk with initiating a system dump but I have done so
a couple of times on my old Warp 4 system which always went ok (I don't
remember if I ran CACHE.EXE /LAZY:OFF every single time I did that in order
to at least keep the file cache out of the game).
But now, for the 2. time in a few months, doing so has completely hosed my
HPFS partition (I know I should have known better and since I am a lazy
person, I don't have a partition image).
CHKDSK ran (which was to be expected) and deleted a whole bunch of broken
files and recovered even more files into the FOUND0 directory (I don't know
from the top of my head but I guess it's about 500 files). At least I am now
able to get to a commandline and restore my private files (as much as
remains from them).
Info: since I have 2 GBs of memory, I have created a > 2GB dump partition at
the very disk end (disk size is 120 GB), formatted with DUMPFS (and replaced
OS2DUMP with the version that comes with DUMPFS) and let TRAPDUMP point to
Now I wonder if the HPFS.IFS I have on my system is known to be
buggy/instable. I have this one:
bldlevel: 14.103, 141830 bytes, 2005/1/10
Is this known to be a problematic version of HPFS.IFS ?
P.S.: Guess what, I am writing this from my WinXP installation ...
Thanks for any help or hints,