Re: [NTLK] 32MB card problem?

From: Sanford Barton (
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 18:19:36 EST

I wonder if there isn't something wrong with the 32mb cards that are
becoming available. I've been using one for about a month now, and have had
2 strange data corruption issues which required a Brain Wipe and reformat of
the card.

Today, I was playing Yatcy and started a new game. The application came
back with a 14xxx error. Closing the app and restarting came back with
the same error. Tried a reset, then relaunching it...same error. Tried
deleting it and all stores, then reinstalled..same error. Finally, I broke
down and reformated the card and started restoring from a backup. Well, the
backup wouldn't restore. It got partway and just quit after kicking me out
of NCU. Some things got restored, but most didn't. When I get home, I'm
going to do a Brain Wipe and try a full restore of both internal and the
card. If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what to do.

I was toying around with just getting a 32mb ATA flash card (since they're
so cheap now) and using the beta ATA driver, but apparently it's not
available anymore for download until RC1 comes out?

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Byrne []
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 3:24 PM
Subject: [NTLK] 32MB card problem?

Hello list,
I recently purchased some 32MB cards, the ones with the Northstar programme
on them.
One of the cards, when inserted into the Newton, popped up a message that
the card appeared to be new and did I wish to erase and format it?
Of course when I tapped the select button to confirm this an error message
resulted (14??? I think).
Anyway I inserted the card with the preferences slip open on the Newton and
it produced a message saying that this is a way of erasing damaged cards.
It worked and the card seems to work fine, but should I worry about this
cards reliability long term? (considering the Newton's message about erasing
DAMAGED cards)
Any thoughts about this would be appreciated,
Eric Byrne

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