Microsoft KB Archive/104544
Article ID: 104544
Article Last Modified on 11/21/1999
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q104544
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.
If you compress a floppy disk and immediately try to uncompress the disk, you may receive the following error message:
This occurs because DoubleSpace is very conservative in estimating the space required to hold the uncompressed files. The estimate is based in part on a worst-case scenario in which the data on the floppy disk is stored at a 16:1 compression ratio and DoubleSpace must convert the drive from a 16-bit file allocation table (FAT) to a 12-bit FAT.
To work around this problem, remove <xxx,xxx> bytes of data from either the compressed drive or the host drive.
Additional query words: 6.20 diskette