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Microsoft KB Archive/104783

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Err Msg on Unformatted Disk: You Must Use “DBLSPACE /FORMAT”.. PSS ID Number: Q104783 Article last modified on 11-02-1993 PSS database name: O_MSDOS



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft MS-DOS operating system version 6.2


Once a compressed floppy has been mounted and removed, any attempt to format an unformatted disk in that drive results in the following error message:

You must use “DBLSPACE /FORMAT <drive>:” to format that drive.


To work around this problem, restart your computer and format the disk.

Additional reference words: 6.20

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.