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Startup DiskFirstAid stalls reboot
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Jan 14, 2000, 04:04 PM
Selecting DFA to automatically run at startup after a system crash is nice but ... it generates a modal dialog box which stalls the rest of the bootup sequence.

Is there a way to have DFA run without this dbx notification (though a log file of the event would be great).

I havent checked, but it would be nice if the CP which runs it had an AppleScript API (though I dont think this would help because the Applescipt libs load *after* this process runs).

thanx: dlf

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Jan 14, 2000, 05:09 PM
The dialog will clear by its self if you just let it alone, I'm not sure how long it takes, less than a minute I think.

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Jan 15, 2000, 12:18 AM
It's longer than a minute, I think... I've never actually timed it, but it sure SEEMS longer than a minute.

Honestly, how hard would it be to have it automatically continue the boot process after checking the disk?
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Jan 15, 2000, 06:30 AM
It's two minutes...unless you click OK, it stays then goes away after the two-minute "stall".
Someone wrote a ResEdit hack to change it (time) but I don't remember the name. Check:

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