- 1 How to boot to command line?
- 2 Tools aimed to recover system
- 3 eComStation doesn't boot anymore (was working)
- 4 How to get SMART information about harddrive?
- 5 eComStation does not boot! What can be the reason?
- 6 When booting OS, chkdsk works for too long, reboots
- 7 Can't boot from bootable JFS volume (was working)
- 8 Can I use old CDs to repair eComStation 1.2?
- 9 Desktop doesn't boot, Error in os2.ini
How to boot to command line?
On system startup, at the beginning, when you see eCS**** (or OS/2****) Press Alt-F1 -> and select F2
thx e-co, 20141/11/11
Tools aimed to recover system
Reanimate (eCo Software) utility. Functions:
- Reset video mode
- Check disk
- JRescuer to save files from broken JFS volume
- DFSee - universal disk utility
eComStation doesn't boot anymore (was working)
-06: eComStation doesn't boot anymore
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How to get SMART information about harddrive?
Q-05: How to get SMART information about harddrive?
О: There is S.M.A.R.T. control utility in the package of Danis506 IDE driver.
eComStation does not boot! What can be the reason?
Q-04: eComStation does not boot! What can be the reason?
- Reboot OS. Do you still get the same problem?
When system starts booting, press Alt+F2 - you'll see the list of drivers that are loading. If boot stops on one of the drivers, try to disable it.
- If you have installed new device driver, disable it
If you have installed new WPS extension, disable it
- Error message SYS1475: The file OS2BOOT cannot be found.
OS2BOOT you might have accidently deleted from root directory of a boot disk. For HPFS and BootJFS - these files are different.
- Check and fix your file system.
chkdsk x: /f System checks the drives upon boot automatically. If system freezes during this check, download from boot CD or other partition and run chkdsk.
- If chkdsk x: /f does not help. If you have bootable JFS.
Trap 000e in JFS.IFS, boot from install CD with new eCS version. chkdsk x: /f, and also sysinstx e:
- Make sure there's enough free space (at least 500MB - 1GB) on your system disk.
- On Bootable JFS, trap RESOURCE.SYS - delete previous.dat
Trap on loading network driver or NETBIND - delete LANTRAN.LOG, boot from CD, run chkdsk x: /f
- Stop before entering graphics mode.
Disconnect any USB storage devices.
- I've booted into graphical mode. But there's no desktop.
Probably, there are large JPG files on desktop. Boot to command line and move them away from x:\Desktop directory (don't touch subdirectories). Boot again.
When booting OS, chkdsk works for too long, reboots
Q-03: When booting OS, chkdsk works for too long, then system reboots.
A: There's not enough RAM to check the volume of this size and there's no virtual memory at this stage of booting. Boot from another volume or eCS CD1. Run: chkdsk x: /f
Can't boot from bootable JFS volume (was working)
Q-02: Can't boot from bootable JFS volume.
A: This happens when you boot from a hard drive or CD containing old OS version.
- to restore bootable JFS volume, boot from eComStation CD1 and run: chkdsk c: /f
- to avoid damage to bootable JFS from old eCS or OS/2, copy JFS (ujfs.dll, jfs.ifs) to disks, containing old OS version.
Can I use old CDs to repair eComStation 1.2?
Q-01: Can I use old CDs to repair eComStation 1.2?
A: To repair eComStation 1.2, use only eComStation 1.2 CDs. Old or custom CDs may damage bootable JFS.
Desktop doesn't boot, Error in os2.ini
Graphical mode, MsgBox about os2*.ini http://ecomstation.ru/projects/ecsfaq/pics/repair/Broken-os2-ini.jpg
1) check the files:
- x:\os2\os2.ini what is the size? 0 bytes? - it means that os2.ini was damaged (was not saved)
2) Check that bootable CD has free space,
- < 1 Mb - means no free space
- if you have 100 Mb or more - then you have enough free space
3) add to config.sys this line SET Desktop= .. (find details about this via google) boot again Check that directory x:\Desktop exists (russian version may use: x:\Рабочий стол)
4) try find backup copy:
- look at this copies of os2.ini: x:\os2\os2.!!! x:\os2\os2.bak x:\os2\os2.xfl - if not empty then rename to os2.ini
- try boot again
5) If previous steps don't help then recover the latest backup copy
- if using DMT utility, then its copy
- if standard system, then Alt-F1 on boot -> Recover the latest backup (by date)
Notes: desktop boots now but doesn't show your objects/icons
6) To prevent damage of desktop please use System Desktop Backup or DMT utility
thx: e-co, 2014/11/11