On 5 Feb 2011 as I do recall, Jeremy Nicoll - zf freelists wrote: > Harriet Bazley <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > I often see a WIMP error box from AntiSpam (run on start-up) reporting > > the version of BASIC: I believe this is the result of issuing an ERROR > > -1 command or something similar, but can't for the life of me locate a > > manual that will specify.... > > > > After clicking OK I find that AntiSpam then runs normally, but obviously > > the computer hangs up entirely until the error box is dismissed. > > > > What could be causing this - boot-up order problems? > > assuming you run reporter from the start of boot, look for errors, and keep > the logs for good and bad days. > > It might be useful to put a *reporttrace (or whatever) into the start of AS, > which of course will slow its start down, but might help find out whether it > always happens before AS really starts, or further in and where - and if > it's always at the same point. > Looks like a problem with the IDs file. Trace @ PROCcheck_IDs Trace @ PROCidsError Trace @ PROCclose Trace @ ENDPROC Trace @ FNoT Trace @ ENDFN [snip many] Trace @ FNoT Trace @ ENDFN Trace @ PROCreport Trace @ FNleaf Trace @ ENDFN Trace @ PROCwimp_report Trace @ ¦PROCaLog Trace @ ¦ENDPROC 21:42:39.10 ** WimpError ** from AntiSpam Error : &00000000 Message: Error 'ARM BBC BASIC V version 1.44 (C) Acorn 1989 Trace @ ENDPROC Trace @ ENDPROC Trace @ ENDPROC And I seem to have IDs-0000 to 00015 in AntiSpam's Choices directory, which suggests that a lot of renaming has indeed been going on. I can't work out yet why the application is sometimes objecting to the file and sometimes not, though - or why I'm getting this weird message instead of the "IDs file corrupted?" one that it looks as if I ought to be getting at this point.... -- Harriet Bazley == Loyaulte me lie == Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!