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In message entitled "" on Mar 23, you write:

> >An interesting, and painful problem has developed on the following
> >system:
> >
> >	MacIvory 3, 4MW memory, FPA, Genera 8.1.1
> >	MacIntosh IIFX, 40 MB HD, System 7.0.1
> >	MacInstor HD, 1GB
> >
> >During the last 2 weeks, the above system has trashed the MacInstor HD
> >which contains the Ivory FEP0 partition, requiring us to reformat and
> >rebuild the HD.  Symptoms of imminent failure are LISP functions
> >(pre-defined and user-defined) not working properly, (strange error
> >messages, arguments no longer correct).  If the system is shutdown and
> >rebooted, the MacInstor Icon is gone from initial screen, and attempts
> >to remount it indicate that the disk has a "strange partition table".
> >
> > [stuff deleted]

>    Yes, we've seen the same thing here on MACs running System 7.0.1 on a
> MacInstor HD even without Genera loaded. A co-worker of mine purchased a
> MacInstor for his MacII at home and it trashed his disk a number of times
> after loading System 7.0.1.  He thought System 7.0 was the problem but
> finally called the company that produced the MacInstor and they had a patch
> that fixed the problem.  When we got some MacInstor's on some of our
> MacIvories at work, we were suprised it came with version 7.0.1 without
> the patch.  We quickly loaded the patch and haven't experienced any 
> problems since.
>                                             Jim

Do you have a point of contact at MacInstor that furnished you this
patch?  We have been talking to them for the last week and they
haven't indicated that they know of this patch.

Thanks in advance,

     - R. B. Evans -