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ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 05, 2017, 02:30:07 am »
I powered up my laptop this morning, got the usual boot menu and, for the first time. got a CHKDSK message:

CHKDSK Block size in bytes 4096
CHKDSK Phase 0 Replay Journal Log
      ...@....
CHKDSK File System is clean

IFX is checking your INI files

I don't get a message that my INI files are clean as happened on the previous occasions when I've booted up.

The desktop appears and then ArcaOS reboots and I get the messages outlined above. It diid this several times and finally I'm left with a black screen with a cursor blinking in the top left hand corner of my screen.

Any ideas what's wrong and how to fix it?

Thanks
Paul



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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 03:17:13 am »
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Any ideas what's wrong and how to fix it?

Thanks
Paul

Just wipe it and re-install ! Even if you get it to boot, the networking isn't working either.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2017, 03:33:55 am by Greggory Shaw »

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 04:34:18 am »
Almost sounds like a failing hard drive :(

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 08:10:13 am »
Dave

I've just done  Quick and Comprehensive BIOS Hard Disk Self Tests on my HP laptop. I get Quick - Pass, Comprehensive - Pass, and S.M.A.R.T. - Pass. Test Status - Pass.

So I guess the hard disk isn't failing.

So if the HD is fine what else could be causing the problem? Is there a bug in ArcaOS screwing up my INI files or CONFIG.SYS?  Last night everything was functioning perfectly.

Paul

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 09:17:09 am »
Do you have another bootable OS/2 version on this system? If not boot from the DVD and try "chkdsk /F" and see if it helps.

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 11:26:45 am »
Andi

The only DVD I have is the ArcaOS installation disk. I don't think will do, will it?

Paul

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 01:02:41 pm »
I powered up my laptop this morning, got the usual boot menu and, for the first time. got a CHKDSK message:

CHKDSK Block size in bytes 4096
CHKDSK Phase 0 Replay Journal Log
      ...@....
CHKDSK File System is clean

IFX is checking your INI files

I don't get a message that my INI files are clean as happened on the previous occasions when I've booted up.

The desktop appears and then ArcaOS reboots and I get the messages outlined above. It diid this several times and finally I'm left with a black screen with a cursor blinking in the top left hand corner of my screen.

Any ideas what's wrong and how to fix it?

Thanks
Paul

This is most likely a driver that is causing an issue. My first thought would be UNIAUD audio driver. Its not clear from you exactly when it reboots.

When ArcaOS starts before the boot logo hit ALT F4 skip UNIAUD16 and UNIAUD32.SYS and see if that prevents the crash.

The fact it boots up and runs the complete installation procedure is a hint the OS is able to boot the first time from hard disc. However its booting.

Other things that come to mind.

Have you turned off hyperthreading in your BIOS. If the above still does not make a difference boot the system with the option /MAXCPU=1 behind ACPI.PSD.

Here are just things you could try.  But I do not think this is a hard disc issue.


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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 01:20:02 pm »
The only DVD I have is the ArcaOS installation disk. I don't think will do, will it?
That's what I meant. There is a maintenance console (don't know exact wording sorry) early in the installation process which you can start. From there command lines (4os2, cmd) are available where you can type in 'chkdsk C: /F' (assuming your installation is on volume C:). I think there is also a disk checker button somewhere from where you can start chkdsk from the GUI.

For the experienced users like Roderick - I mention this cause once I had a similar problem on my T60. After a crash BlueLion could not start fully to the WPS. A chkdsk cured the problem. From that I guess the JFS autocheck does not work 100% reliable in all circumstances.
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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 01:11:38 am »
This is most likely a driver that is causing an issue. My first thought would be UNIAUD audio driver. Its not clear from you exactly when it reboots.

When ArcaOS starts before the boot logo hit ALT F4 skip UNIAUD16 and UNIAUD32.SYS and see if that prevents the crash.

Roderick - Thanks.

I booted without loading the UNIAUD drivers bit that did not solve the problem.

I've not done the MAXCCPU thing yet - see my reply to Andi B.

Paul

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 01:17:34 am »
There is a maintenance console (don't know exact wording sorry) early in the installation process which you can start. From there command lines (4os2, cmd) are available where you can type in 'chkdsk C: /F' (assuming your installation is on volume C:).

Andi - Thanks.

Running CHKDSK C: (both without initially and then with /F) suggests my disk structures are in a mess :-(

Messages include...

Incorrect data detected in disk allocation structures
Incorrect data detected in disk allocation control structures
File system is dirty

As I said, running CHKDSK with /F did not repair the situation.

Paul

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 01:48:10 am »
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Running CHKDSK C: (both without initially and then with /F) suggests my disk structures are in a mess :-(

Messages include...

Incorrect data detected in disk allocation structures
Incorrect data detected in disk allocation control structures
File system is dirty

As I said, running CHKDSK with /F did not repair the situation.

Paul


Just re-install it since it's a new install anyways (15 min done) ???
(backup the boot partition immediately) 

Also, you may want to follow some best practices:

1) Separate volumes for Blue Lion, Yum/RPM,  and your progams/data.

http://os2notes.duckdns.org/os2installing.html


2) Backup your boot partition as soon it is installed (zip is the easiest way #2 on the list below)

http://os2notes.duckdns.org/os2backups.html


3) Backup all volumes:

http://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php/topic,1119.msg12443.html#msg12443

« Last Edit: June 06, 2017, 02:04:49 am by Greggory Shaw »

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 02:21:34 am »
As I said, running CHKDSK with /F did not repair the situation.

It's just occurred to me that CHKDSK could only open my HD volume in read only mode so presumably it would not be able to write repairs to the disk anyway. It seems it can't check a mounted file system.

Paul


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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 02:23:21 am »
Just re-install it since it's a new install anyways (15 min done) ???

Except it's not - I've loaded a load of OS/2, Win and MS-DOS programs.

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2017, 02:49:13 am »
Just re-install it since it's a new install anyways (15 min done) ???

Except it's not - I've loaded a load of OS/2, Win and MS-DOS programs.

Paul

Restore from backup !

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Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2017, 03:34:51 am »
As I said, running CHKDSK with /F did not repair the situation.

It's just occurred to me that CHKDSK could only open my HD volume in read only mode so presumably it would not be able to write repairs to the disk anyway. It seems it can't check a mounted file system.

Paul

You should be able to boot from the ArcaOS install DVD and open a maintenance session and run chkdsk /f from there.