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130XE + SIDE2 = SpartaDOS-X loading hang?

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#1 Xebec OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:15 PM

Hey folks,


I have a SIDE2 which boots correctly into SpartaDOS-X now on multiple 800XLs will not load completely on a 130XE I have.


SD-X starts to load saying "Ultimate Clock Installed" then just hangs indefinitely.


I've tried it with and without a CF card installed and various power off/reset button combinations.  


The 130XE appears to be fully functional -- I can play games on it without a problem..  The built in RAM test succeeds (let it run for several passes continuously)..  


Any suggestions?


#2 DrVenkman OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:26 AM

Look up the memory test 'XRAM' - it was recently posted in another thread within the last couple of days. It'll test more thoroughly and accurately than the built-in test.


Also, what are the contents of CONFIG.SYS on the SIDE2 cart?

#3 Xebec OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:45 AM

Venkman - thanks for making me realize I can fix this myself :)


I updated the cart to SD-X 4.48 and now it works fine on the 130XE.  If it wasn't working I would have gone through troubleshooting the boot process (I didn't realize until now  CAR:  shows the contents of the SIDE2).


I will run XRAM on it anyway..  


Thanks again! 

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