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OmniBook DoubleSpace Sets Drive E as Host Drive


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 3.1
  • Microsoft MS-DOS operating system version 5.0


The Hewlett-Packard (HP) OmniBook 300 contains DBLSPACE.EXE, which is taken from MS-DOS 6.0. The OmniBook implementation of DoubleSpace sets the uncompressed drive letter to drive E. Hewlett-Packard set drive E as the default; this default does not adhere to the MS-DOS 6.0 standard for setting DoubleSpace drives.


Hewlett-Packard chose this default to coordinate with internal OmniBook configurations, such as the use of Stacker on the Flash RAM. Note that the Stacker functions provided with the OmniBook 300 on Flash RAM always use drive F as the default for the uncompressed drive.

For additional information on MS-DOS DoubleSpace, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ms-dos and dblspace

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Last Reviewed: October 30, 1999
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