BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 06-06-92 (08:48)             Number: 180
From: BOB SEWELL                   Refer#: NONE
  To: CORIDON HENSHAW               Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: EGA BLOADing               Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
CH>  BS> different colors. Then, the more I BLOAD it, the worse it gets.
CH> Delete the files first, then re-save them.

   Yes, once it corrupts the files, that's what I have to
do. That'll look great in the docs to the end-user, eh? "If
the screen suddenly looks different, exit the program and
unzip these files: ..."

CH>  BS> copies, DOS reports that the files are now different... same size,
CH>  BS> but the contents have been changed.
CH> Try using FC.EXE or doing CRCs on them.

    Why? They both show that the files are different, and
it doesn't matter what format DOS displays those
differences. They've been corrupted!

CH>  BS> the screen, yet something in the BLOAD command is physically
CH> BS> corrupting the screen files. Help!!!
CH> Hmmmm Are you sure that your system isn't overheating?

   Positive. No other files on my system are affected. I just called MS QB
support, where this is a documented problem. They sent me
their info sheet on the problem, which shows up in QB 4.5,
PDS 7.0 and 7.1 when the user is running the program
outside of Windows and has SMARTdrive loaded, and the
program that loads the screens loads the screens twice.
Their suggested solutions, none of which are satisfactory to me, are:

- Make sure that you don't load BLOAD the same file twice

- Run the program that uses BLOAD within a Windows MS-DOS session

- Remove SMARTdrive

- BLOAD it to a memory array and then move it to the screen

   The last one sounds like the only feasable solution to
me, as far as the current program of mine is concerned, but
I'll be darned if I know how to do it. Maybe there's
something in one of the QBNews letters. I'll have to look.

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