Microsoft KB Archive/103529
Article ID: 103529
Article Last Modified on 11/22/1999
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q103529
This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.
When you format a floppy disk, DoubleSpace may fail to give you the following error message:
As a result, you have a freshly formatted non-DoubleSpace-compressed disk.
This problem occurs if you access an uncompressed floppy disk (for example, DIR A:), remove the uncompressed floppy, insert a compressed floppy, and attempt to format it. In this situation, the DoubleSpace Automount code is never called, and the DoubleSpace-compressed floppy disk is not mounted.
NOTE: This problem may also occur if the Automount feature has been disabled.
If you have already formatted a DoubleSpace-compressed floppy disk, recompress the disk with the DBLSPACE /COMPRESS command.
To prevent this problem, access the DoubleSpace-compressed floppy disks before formatting them. For example, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line:
Additional query words: 6.20 auto mount auto-mount dblspace double space