Strange CHKDSK behavior

May 20, 2008
3,515
4
Elkridge, MD, USA
TCC 11.00.34 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

I have tried to run CHKDSK.EXE from the stand-alone TCC prompt. After some
generic information about the target drive, it displayed the two lines
below. When I pressed "n", the letter was displayed by itself, and the
remainder of the message showed up. I suspect the problem to be in CHKDSK
itself using line-buffered output, going into input mode (automatically
suspending output) before giving time to display the last line. Could not
duplicate in CMD.EXE, because it started the process without the message.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
n
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N) n
--
Steve
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
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147
TCC 11.00.34 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

I have tried to run CHKDSK.EXE from the stand-alone TCC prompt. After some generic information about the target drive, it displayed the two lines
below. When I pressed "n", the letter was displayed by itself, and the
remainder of the message showed up. I suspect the problem to be in CHKDSK itself using line-buffered output, going into input mode (automatically suspending output) before giving time to display the last line. Could not duplicate in CMD.EXE, because it started the process without the message.

Not reproducible here (nor is it anything that could possibly be affected by TCC.EXE).
 
May 20, 2008
3,515
4
Elkridge, MD, USA
Re: Strange CHKDSK behavior; problems with email delivery

rconn wrote:
|
| Not reproducible here (nor is it anything that could possibly be
| affected by TCC.EXE).

I thought so. I'll try to figure out what happened.

Regardless, my original post was NOT emailed back to me after it was posted!
I was getting ready to repost it, when I saw your response. Many of my posts
to the TC Suggestions NG were likewise not returned to me, and have
therefore switched to using this NG.

The latest post in this NG, from MikeA, was delivered by email in a
virtually unreadable format, with strange strings (HTML control strings?)
embedded, e.g.:

echo %@full[filename.txt (%@full%5Bfilename.txt)] > clip:

when it should have been simply

echo %@full[filename.txt] > clip:

I am not sure how much of this is from my news reader, Outlook Express, but
I doubt it would invent the extra string.
--
Steve
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
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147
Re: Strange CHKDSK behavior; problems with email delivery

> Regardless, my original post was NOT emailed back to me after it was
> posted!

You're probably either blocking the suggestions emails, or you haven't set
the email notification in your forum setup. (There is an option specifying
whether you want to see your own posts.)


> I was getting ready to repost it, when I saw your response. Many of my
> posts to the TC Suggestions NG were likewise not returned to me, and have
> therefore switched to using this NG.

I do not monitor this forum when I'm compiling suggestions for new versions.


> The latest post in this NG, from MikeA, was delivered by email in a
> virtually unreadable format, with strange strings (HTML control
> strings?)

That's the way it came from the OP.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
May 20, 2008
3,515
4
Elkridge, MD, USA
Re: Strange CHKDSK behavior; problems with email delivery

rconn wrote:
| ---Quote---
|| Regardless, my original post was NOT emailed back to me after it was
|| posted!
| ---End Quote---
| You're probably either blocking the suggestions emails, or you
| haven't set the email notification in your forum setup. (There is
| an option specifying whether you want to see your own posts.)

I am getting them, and my own "suggestions" post was emailed back
to me on 2009-11-12. I have not been on the "forum setup" page in
many months. The issue must be different.

BTW, that 2009-11-12 suggestion was essentially a duplicate of the one
I submitted in this forum today.

| ---Quote---
|| I was getting ready to repost it, when I saw your response. Many of
|| my posts to the TC Suggestions NG were likewise not returned to me,
|| and have therefore switched to using this NG.
| ---End Quote---
| I do not monitor this forum when I'm compiling suggestions for new
| versions.

That's too bad, many of the suggestions are here!

| ---Quote---
|| The latest post in this NG, from MikeA, was delivered by email in a
|| virtually unreadable format, with strange strings (HTML control
|| strings?)
| ---End Quote---
| That's the way it came from the OP.

I went to the browser view for the first time in months, and saw that
there all was legible. Copy and paste to a textfile (using TCC
command "TYPE CLIP: >! file") created executable commands and batch
files. Did the OP post via email or via browser?
--
Steve
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
12,314
147
Re: Strange CHKDSK behavior; problems with email delivery

> I went to the browser view for the first time in months, and saw that
> there all was legible. Copy and paste to a textfile (using TCC
> command "TYPE CLIP: >! file") created executable commands and batch
> files. Did the OP post via email or via browser?

I have no way of knowing that.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 

samintz

Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
1,488
15
Solon, OH, USA
Re: Strange CHKDSK behavior; problems with email delivery

Steve,

There is a setting on the forums page to say whether you want to receive
HTML or text email. If you state TEXT, then html emails come through
looking like HTML code instead of formatted text. I discovered this when
a bunch of Charles emails were coming through garbled. I believe he has a
screen capture tool that captures his screen text in html.

Outlook Express handles html email just fine. I suggest you change your
settings at http://jpsoft.com/forums/profile.php?do=editoptions

-Scott

Steve F$BaC(Bi$BaO(B <> wrote on 12/09/2009 08:51:16 AM:


>
> The latest post in this NG, from MikeA, was delivered by email in a
> virtually unreadable format, with strange strings (HTML control
strings?)

> embedded, e.g.:
>
> echo %@full[filename.txt (%@full%5Bfilename.txt)] > clip:
>
> when it should have been simply
>
> echo %@full[filename.txt] > clip:
>
> I am not sure how much of this is from my news reader, Outlook Express,
but

> I doubt it would invent the extra string.
> --
> Steve
>
>
 
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