TRLOG "INITIAL.EX" or backup crashing

Tony and Celia Becker
Sun, 18 Aug 1996 22:48:57 -0600

Hi All!

At 02:43 PM 8/17/96 -0600, I wrote:
>What is going on here?  Is INITIAL EXCHANGE broken or are we doing something wrong?

It turns out that something WAS broken, but not the INITIAL EXCHANGE.

During the SprINT, TRLog 5.51 crashed the first time it tried to write a backup file to floppy.  This had happened before whenever I tried to run the Windows for Workgroups 3.11 network and TR at the same time.  I assumed this was more of the same, and rebooted without the network driver, IFSHLP.SYS, installed.  I completed the SprINT without further trouble (except the self-inflicted kind).  

Last week I downloaded and installed version 5.75 because I had been meaning to get the BAND MAP CALL WINDOW fix for since 5.60.  

Yesterday, during the NAQP SSB, 5.75 crashed as soon as it tried to make a backup.  I double checked, and no, the network was not running.  I tried several other fixes, including a CLEAN boot, but TR still totally locked up whenever it tried to make a backup.  Finally, I just disabled the backup feature.  

At this point, the INITIAL EXCHANGE feature I was also trying to get working came to life!  The Names and QTHs from NAQP CW which I had put in a file named INITIAL.EX began to appear in the exchange window.  Curiouser and curiouser!

Have any of you had a similar problem?  Could it be related to the use of an ancient ESDI disk and controller?
AE0M, Tony Becker - - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.