Checking and repairing the client register
If your computer crashed, frooze, or if power was lost, while the
Bailine program was running you may have lost some clients and their
Next time you restart the Bailine program the program will prompt
you to verify and repair the client register. Select 'Repair now'
to repair the register.
On most computers repairing the register should only take a few seconds.
If it takes longer and you are are running under DOS you should install
smartdrive to speed up the hard disk.
If you select 'Repair later' you can postphone the repairs but
then you may not get access to all clients in the client register.
To repair the register later; restart the program and it will again
ask you if you want to repair now or later. (Or to avoid restarting
you can use the 'manual repair' function as explained below.)
When you get the 'Repair now' message you should also check the
hard disk as explained below.
Checking for lost clients
You check for lost clients through the menu 'Register' + 'Todays
clients'. Verify that all Today's clients are listed. If one of
more clients are missing you need to restore those clients from
Clients with damaged data are marked in the register with three
astrixes ('***'). Such clients can not be opened. Use the 'manual
repair' function as explained below to try to repair the data. Clients
with data that could not be repaired will be deleted, and will have
to be restored from a backup.
In order to restore clients you need to have a backup taken BEFORE
you lost the clients.
If you are using the newer backup file format you can restore
clients yourself from the backup file.
Checking the hard disk
It does not help to repair the client register if the hard disk
contains errors as well.
Every time a computer is improperly shut down small errors may
occur within the file system.
Over time many such minor problems will make the system unstable.
To verify and repair the hard disk under Windows you right click
on the hard disk icon, select the menu 'Properties' + 'Tools' +
'Check now' or 'Scan disk'.
After checking the hard disk you should also defrag (tidy up) the
hard disk by selecting:
Properties + Tools + 'Defrag now' or 'Defrag'.
In MS-DOS you type the following on the C-prompt:
SCANDISK C: [Enter]
DEFRAG C: [Enter]
Always BACKUP before you SCANDISK or DEFRAG.
If the SCANDISK command does not work your system is missing required
files or they are not correctly installed. In that case we recommend
upgrading to MS-DOS
The DEFRAG program included with MS-DOS 7.1 does not support long
file names so it should not be used.
You can check what DOS you have installed by typing the following
on the DOS prompt:
The menu 'Register: Special: Verify and repair' contains functions
to manually repair the client register.
Normally you would not need to use these functions.
This function searches through all the saved clients in the client
register and ensures that all the clients are properly stored.
This function controls the client register for errors and then
rebuilds the necessary data indexes as required.
The functions 'Re-index clients' and 'Re-index today's' works in
the same way as the 'Re-index the register', but it rebuilds the
indexes for both the client names and the day overview respectively.
For further information refer to www.bailine.com/faq