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Microsoft KB Archive/104948

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PSS ID Number: 104948

Article Last Modified on 11/20/1999



The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
  • Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
  • Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22



This article was previously published under Q104948

SUMMARY

This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and file names.

This article contains information on the documentation errors in MS-DOS Help, the README.TXT file, SMARTDrive Monitor, and ScanDisk. The following topics are covered:

MS-DOS Help Errors

  • ScanDisk Notes Not Specific About "MS-DOS Boot Sector"
  • DBLSPACE /HOST Help is Difficult to Locate
  • Incorrect Information of Space Required to Compress

MS-DOS README.TXT Errors

  • Section 3.1 Your Computer Uses a Windows 3.0 Permanent Swap File

Microsoft Backup

  • Microsoft Backup Reports Version 6.0

SMARTDrive Monitor

  • SMARTDrive Monitor Help Refers to SMARTDrive Version 4.0

ScanDisk

  • SCANDISK /FRAGMENT Displays Incorrect Error Message

MS-DOS Help Errors

ScanDisk Notes Not Specific About "MS-DOS Boot Sector"

The ScanDisk Notes section lists the types of problems that can be detected and fixed by ScanDisk. The list contains an entry for "MS-DOS boot sector."

Problems with the MS-DOS boot sector can be detected and fixed on DoubleSpace-compressed drives only.

DBLSPACE /HOST Help is Difficult to Locate

The DBLSPACE/ HOST command, which is used to change the host designation, is not listed under Help DblSpace, and incorrectly listed under Dblspace /?.

Help for this command is correctly listed and available if you type

help dblspace /host


The correct command format is

   dblspace drive1: /host=drive2
                

Incorrect Information of Space Required to Compress

The Dblspace Compress section of MS-DOS Help does not correctly indicate how much space is required to compress a boot drive. For more information, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

compress and existing and boot and drive and sufficient


MS-DOS README.TXT Errors

Section 3.1 Your Computer Uses a Windows 3.0 Permanent Swap File

Step 2 of section 3.1 states the following:

Type the following at the command prompt:

SPATCH [DRIVE]:[PATH]SWAPFILE.EXE


For the DRIVE and PATH parameters, specify the location of your SWAPFILE.EXE file.

Using this syntax results in the following error message:

Cannot find SWAPFILE.EXE in your WINDOWS\SYSTEM subdirectory.

The correct syntax is:

   SPATCH [DRIVE]:[PATH]
                

For the DRIVE and PATH parameters, specify the location of your Windows directory. For example:

   SPATCH C:\WINDOWS
                

Microsoft Backup

Microsoft Backup Reports Version 6.0

Microsoft Backup for Windows and Microsoft Backup (MS-DOS-based version) in MS-DOS 6.2 reports the version number as 6.0. The incorrect version number is displayed in the startup dialog box (Reading Directories) and the About dialog boxes.

Microsoft Backup was not updated for MS-DOS version 6.2. For MS-DOS 6.21, compression code was removed. For MS-DOS 6.22, new compression code was added.

ScanDisk

SCANDISK /FRAGMENT Displays Incorrect Error Message

SCANDISK /FRAGMENT displays:

You specified too many parameters: X:",

where X is the default drive letter. The correct command syntax is:

   SCANDISK /FRAGMENT fname
                

The error message should read "Missing parameter."

SMARTDrive Monitor

SMARTDrive Monitor Help incorrectly refers to SMARTDrive version 4.0; it should refer to SMARTDrive version 5.0.

NOTE: VSAFE Help, Microsoft Anti-Virus Help, and Defrag Help contain the same documentation errors as the MS-DOS 6.0 version. For more information on these documentation errors, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

comprehensive and ms-dos and docerr and 6.00



Additional query words: 6.22 6.20 6.0 6.2 doc err docerr comprehensive

Keywords: KB104948
Technology: kbMSDOS620 kbMSDOS621 kbMSDOS622 kbMSDOSSearch