Microsoft KB Archive/107136
Article ID: 107136
Article Last Modified on 11/18/1999
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q107136
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.
You may receive the following error message when you start your computer:
NOTE: DBLSPACE.BIN is the portion of MS-DOS that provides access to DoubleSpace-compressed drives.
This problem occurs when you have the following line in your CONFIG.SYS file and DBLSPACE.BIN is not in the root directory:
If you have DoubleSpace-compressed drives, you should copy DBLSPACE.BIN to the root directory of your boot drive. You can either copy it from the directory containing your MS-DOS files or expand it from your setup disks to C:\.
If you are not using DoubleSpace, remove all references to DBLSPACE.SYS from your CONFIG.SYS file.
This situation can occur when:
- You remove MS-DOS 6.2 and Uninstall restores your pre-MS-DOS 6.2 CONFIG.SYS file, which includes the DEVICE command for DBLSPACE.SYS.
- You format the host drive (to remove DoubleSpace) and then restore your backed up files (including your CONFIG.SYS file with the DBLSPACE.SYS reference).
- You have one or more DoubleSpace-compressed drives, drive C is not compressed, and you delete DBLSPACE.BIN from the root directory of C.
Additional query words: 6.20