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Microsoft KB Archive/104728

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DoubleGuard Message Includes "Press Any Key to Continue"

Article ID: 104728

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 Q104728


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 are running Windows when DoubleSpace DoubleGuard detects a data integrity problem, the following message is displayed

DoubleGuard Alarm #<nn>

A program has corrupted memory belonging to DoubleSpace. Further disk activity could result in the loss of some or all of the data on your drive. Therefore, DoubleGuard has halted your computer. For more information, see the README.TXT file.

Press any key to continue.

where nn is 13, 14, 15, or 16. Pressing any key has no effect.


The "Press any key to continue" message is placed on the screen by Windows and cannot be controlled by MS-DOS. Windows displays this message by default since it does not expect the MS-DOS-based application (in this case, DoubleSpace) to cause your system to stop responding (hang).

For more information on DoubleSpace and DoubleGuard, type help doubleguard at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER.

Additional query words: 6.20 dblspace dblguard

Keywords: KB104728