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VSAFE Warning: Other TSRs Loaded - Cannot Unload VSAFE PSS ID Number: Q104719 Article last modified on 11-04-1993 PSS database name: O_MSDOS

6.00 6.20


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft MS-DOS operating system versions 6.0 and 6.2


When you use the ALT+V and ALT+U key combinations to remove the memory-resident portion of Microsoft VSAFE, you may receive the following error message:

Other TSR’s loaded - cannot unload VSAFE. Press “S” to STOP unloading


This error message occurs if another terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program is loaded in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file after VSAFE.COM.


To make VSAFE a removable TSR program, make sure that it is loaded last in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file by adding


    as the next to last line.

  2. Add the following line below the c:line:


  3. Save the file, exit, and reboot your computer.

  4. At the MS-DOS command prompt, press ALT+V and then ALT+U.

Additional reference words: 6.00 6.20

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.