DESGUI problem with ScanDisk?

Andrew Sterian (
Thu, 29 May 1997 10:54:11 -0400 (EDT)

DESGUI (a very nice program, BTW) seems to be causing headaches for
ScanDisk. We have ScanDisk running from System Agent on a daily basis,
but it makes no progress and just keeps re-running itself from the
start. I think the problem is that the log file written by DESCHALL
is causing ScanDisk to notice that the disk info has changed and
therefore it restarts. Of course, every time a little dot gets written
to this file, "things have changed" so ScanDisk never makes any

I pressed the "Pause" button on DESGUI and, sure enough, ScanDisk runs
to completion.

Is anyone else having this problem? Any workarounds? For the moment,
I have disabled logging and am waiting to see how this works. Perhaps
DESGUI can buffer the dots (somehow) and only dump them to disk every
10 minutes or so.

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