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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 09, 2017, 06:00:46 am »
Rich

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you did hide 'plugins\xcenter' before rebooting?

I've just gone through this procedure twice - UNHIDE-ing x-center. It appears that with all the HIDEs removed (from xwps, plugins, x-center) the system is loading normally - sorry if I misled you, I must have got confused as to what I was and wasn't hiding  :(

So I have desktop and full mouse function. What I haven't got is the XWP - there is nothing in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

Paul


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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 08, 2017, 11:55:23 am »
Rich

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"SET RESTARTOBJECTS=STARTUPFOLDERSONLY,REBOOTONLY" and 'rem' it out, then add "SET RESTARTOBJECTS=NO". Next, find "IFS=C:\OS2\BOOT\fat32.ifs" and "call=C:\OS2\cachef32.exe" and 'rem' them out

I reversed the SET RESTARTOBJECTS line but left the IFS+ and CALL= lines.

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Remove the '-hide' from the xwps folder, then drill down to its plugins directory and rename 'C:\sys\apps\xwps\plugins\xcenter' to 'C:\sys\apps\xwps\plugins\xcenter-hide'.

Did this, rebooted and the system froze - no mouse movement, had to pull the power plug again.

Paul


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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 08, 2017, 05:35:49 am »
Doug

No. I am not running SNAP or Panorama. I chose the defaults suggested during installation.

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 08, 2017, 05:33:46 am »
Rich
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The first things to go are: your Startup folder, FAT32, and all of XWP (my initial suspicion was that some widget on the XCenter was the culprit).

For the first two, open config.sys. Locate "SET RESTARTOBJECTS=STARTUPFOLDERSONLY,REBOOTONLY" and 'rem' it out, then add "SET RESTARTOBJECTS=NO". Next, find "IFS=C:\OS2\BOOT\fat32.ifs" and "call=C:\OS2\cachef32.exe" and 'rem' them out. (Note that both lines have additional parameters that I've left out to make this easier to read.) Save and close config.sys.

For XWP, we'll use brute force: rename 'C:\sys\apps\xwps' to, say, 'C:\sys\apps\xwps-hide'.

Did this and ArcaOS booted OK. All my apps (for which I have desktop folders) loaded. (One question - I thought I'd lose all these when I was going through the ARCHIVE procedure earlier so why are they still available?)

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First open your Startup folder (in the desktop Computer folder). Dbl-click on each icon and see what happens. No problem?

Not sure - I double clicked on all the icons in the Startup folder. CAD-Popup opens after a couple of tries.
CUPS Daemon, TCP/IP Startup and USBPRT Automonitor double clicking apparently did nothing - certainly nothing visible appeared.

Also attached CONFIG.SYS renamed to CONFIG.BAK.

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:56:52 am »
Sorry

Don't think POPUPLOG.OS2 uploaded properly.

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:52:57 am »
Rich

Thank you very much.

First weirdo - I booted up this morning and ArcaOS loaded perfectly - apparently, all my original icons and apps on the desktop. Anyway I backed up CONFIG.SYS - attached along with POPUPLOG.OS2. Note I realised I hadn't copied the original CONFIG.SYS to my USB drive and tried later - see below.

Made the changes you suggested, rebooted, got the blue screen and command prompt. Waited about 10 seconds and there was no reboot. Entered PMSHELL. The desktop and icons came up but the mouse completely froze. I couldn't get to the Workplace Shell icon, obviously, so pulled the power plug (equivalent to killing the WPS process I presume.)

At this stage I've stopped. I changed CONFIG.SYS back and rebooted. Mouse didn't freeze this time. Tried to copy my backup CONFIG.SYS to my USB drive and I got a black screen:

"
The system detected an internal processing error at location ##0168:fff68389 - 000f:00067389.
60004, 4038

0f8606f6
Internal revision 14.200_SMP

The system is stopped...
"
 I don''t know how far forward this takes us - I'm not an expert which should be patently obvious by now  :)

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:21:55 am »
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One night everything works perfectly, next morning I'm stuffed.
As even your older archives do not work anymore this is very strange. Usually you install new stuff or change some drivers and problems start arising. But when even the oldest archive do not work config.sys and os2x.ini entries do not trigger the problem. Even more basic things are only bios settings and hardware changes which I can think of. AHCI/IDE settings, overclocking, broken PSU (yes I've that one time in the past where most of the time the system works but sometimes the WPS came not up fully), ....

Andi

I didn't change any drivers. I installed a lot of applications but apart from one issue which I solved with Dave's help I wasn't having any problems. No hardware changes.

So if you're puzzled imagine how I feel  :(

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:17:17 am »
CHKDSK /F:2

Andre

No change, I'm afraid

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 07:25:39 am »
Dave

I went through all of the archives including the one created when I installed ArcaOS - no joy I'm afraid, boots to desktop and freezes.

I'm afraid I am losing confidence in an OS which screws up the way ArcaOS has.  One night everything works perfectly, next morning I'm stuffed. I don't think it's anything to do with my hardware, certainly not the hard disk, so I presume it must be the OS. Even if I had restored from a backup there seems to me no way of guaranteeing that that would have worked.  CHKDSK apparently repaired my file tables, it boots to the desktop (presumably having processed the INI files) and then just freezes.

Anyway thanks for your help (and thanks to everyone else who contributed.)

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:56:50 am »
Ah well, the /MAXCPU option didn't solve the problem - I get the half-built desktop and a total freeze.

Do I have any more options? :-)

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:52:50 am »
Dave

Ive just discovered that. Edited CONFIG.SYS via a command prompt.

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:39:50 am »
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.

Roderick

I've tried most things (see the thread!) There is no hyperthreading option in my BIOS. How do I boot with the MAXCPU option? Normally ArcaOS boots automatically and ACPI.PSD is the first thing that shows up on the screen so I'm not sure how to enter that option.

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:18:01 am »
Dave

Thanks. Ran CHKDSK /F C: from the DVD Install. It rebuilt the File/Directory Allocation Map and the Disk Allocation Map, told me the file system is clean and LVM reported 0 bad blocks.

So I rebooted off the hard disk. I got the message that CHKDSK was replaying the Journal Log and that the file system was clean. The desktop showed with its icons for about 6 seconds then it bombed out to a black screen. Rebooted again, went through the same process, half-built the desktop icons and then totally froze. Had to pull the power plug.

Paul


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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« 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.

Paul

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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« 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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