Disk Errors (Technical Docs)
These errors are all generated while attempting to save or read data from disk.
As with the MIDI communication errors, the possible causes are presented in the order in which they are most likely to occur.
File NOT Found!
1. The path contains an invalid path.
2. The file name was entered incorrectly.
3. The file is not stored in the selected directory.
1A. Check that the path is valid.
1B. Click the mouse in the path string to activate it. Hit the <RETURN> key to display all of the files in the directory. If no files are displayed, the path is probably invalid and should be reentered.
2. Use the Up and Down Arrows or the slider to display the desired file. Double click on it to load.
3. Using #2 will determine whether the file is stored in the directory.
File READ Error!
1. The file has somehow been corrupted.
2. Hardware access error.
1. If you have a program that checks the integrity of a disk, run it on the disk which contains the problem file.
2. Save your current work. Shut the computer off and restart it. Try loading the file again.
NOTE: ALWAYS KEEP BACKUPS OF ALL FILES ON A SEPARATE DISK!
Not an IFF File!
1. The selected file does not use the storage format Midi Quest uses and was not created by Midi Quest.
2. The file has been corrupted.
1A. The wrong file was probably selected by mistake so select a different file.
1B. The file was created by a different software package and requires file conversion.
2. Load the data from a backup disk.
Not an IFF Data File!
1. The selected file contains some kind of information other than data.
1. Select a component.
Not an IFF Driver File!
1. The selected file contains some kind of information other than a Sound Quest MIDI driver.
1. Select a Sound Quest MIDI driver file.
File NOT a Collection!
1. The selected file contains some kind of information other than a collection.
1. Select a file containing a collection.
Directory NOT Found!
1. The name path of a directory on the disk was entered manually and incorrectly.
1A. Correct the mistake (typo) in the path retry.
1B. Enter only the disk name and use the mouse to select directories to make the path.
1. The computer did not have sufficient memory to load the entire file.
1A. Close some already open windows to free sufficient memory to load the file.
1B. If this is a consistent problem and you are loading Banks, consider turning 'Keep Backup' Off in the Options menu.
File WRITE Error!
1. There is insufficient disk space to save the file.
2. There is a hard error on the disk.
3. There is a hardware problem.
1. Try saving to a different disk.
2. Try saving to a different disk.
3. Try saving to a different disk in a different drive.
File CREATION Error!
1. An unacceptable file name was used (ie unacceptable characters).
2. The file is being saved to a directory which does not exist.
3. The file being written to has been given READ ONLY status.
1. Give the file a valid operating system name.
2. Verify that the destination directory is valid.
3. If a file of the same name already exists, verify its READ/WRITE status.