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Article #230 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak)
Subject: Re: TOS ERROR 39?
Posted-By: xx004 (aa596 - Peter Haller)
Date: Wed Jun  5 20:02:15 1991



      Ever wondered what those TOS error messages and 'bombs' on your
monitor signified? Below is a letter, originally written by Darryl
May, that John Townsend of Atari posted on GEnie in January to provide
some answers. This letter also appeared in the June 1988 issue of
_Current Notes_ (122 N. Johnson Rd., Sterling, VA 22170).

Dear ATARI customer,

      The following is an official list of the errors that can appear
while you are operating your ST computer. This first list gives you

the GEM error messages:

         Error description          GEM Error code
         =========================================
            OK (no error)....................0
            Fundamental error................1
            Drive not ready..................2
            Unknown command..................3
            CRC error........................4
            Bad request......................5
            Seek error.......................6
            Unknown media....................7
            Sector not found.................8
            No paper.........................9
            Write fault.....................10
            Read fault......................11
            General error...................12
            Write protect...................13
            Media change....................14
            Unknown device..................15
            Bad sectors on format...........16
            Insert other disk...............17
            Invalid function number.........32
            File not found..................33
            Path not found..................34
            No handles left.................35
            Access denied...................36
            Invalid handle..................37
            Insufficient memory.............39
            Invalid memory block address....40
            Invalid drive specified.........46
            No more files...................49
            Range error.....................64
            Internal error..................65
            Invalid program load format.....66

      Those bombs that appear on your screen are error messages from
the 68000 micro-processor.

                                          Number
         Description                     of bombs
         ===========================================
            Reset: Initial PC2...............1
            Bus Error........................2
            Address Error....................3
            Illegal Instruction..............4
            Zero Divide......................5
            CHK Instruction..................6
            TRAPV Instruction................7
            Privilege Violation..............8
            Trace............................9
            Line 1010 Emulator..............10
            Line 1111 Emulator..............11
            [unassigned, reserved]..........12
            [unassigned, reserved]..........13
            Format Error....................14
            Uninitialized Interrupt Vector..15
            [unassigned, reserved].......16-23
            Spurious Interrupt..............24
            Level 1 Interrupt Autovector....25
            Level 2 Interrupt Autovector....26
            Level 3 Interrupt Autovector....27
            Level 4 Interrupt Autovector....28
            Level 5 Interrupt Autovector....29
            Level 6 Interrupt Autovector....30
            Level 7 Interrupt Autovector....31
            Trap Instruction Vectors.....32-47
            [unassigned, reserved].......48-63
            User Interrupt Vectors......64-255

                                    Darryl May
                                    Tech Specialist

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