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Err Msg: "Cannot Find FSHELPER File"

Article ID: 49558

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006

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SUMMARY

Question:

Why is the following error message displayed when I try to start OS/2 LAN Manager version 2.x?

SYS1718: The system cannot find the file "FSHELPER" specified in the DEVICE command on line 39 of the CONFIG.SYS file.
Line 39 ignored.

Response:

This message is displayed because either the NETWKSTA.SYS line in your CONFIG.SYS file starts with "DEVICE=" or you have multiple NETWKSTA.SYS lines in your CONFIG.SYS file.

If you have only one line in your CONFIG.SYS file for NETWKSTA.SYS that starts with "IFS=", this error message will not be displayed.

For example, your CONFIG.SYS file may contain two NETWKSTA.SYS lines similar to the lines listed below:

   device=c:\lanman\netprog\netwksta.sys /i:c:\lanman
   ifs=c:\lanman\netprog\netwksta.sys /i:c:\lanman
                

If it does, change these lines to the following:

   rem device=c:\lanman\netprog\netwksta.sys /i:c:\lanman
   ifs=c:\lanman\netprog\netwksta.sys /i:c:\lanman
                

Or, the message may be displayed because your CONFIG.SYS file has one line for NETWKSTA.SYS, such as the one listed below:

   device=c:\lanman\netprog\netwksta.sys /i:c:\lanman
                

If it does, change this line to the following:

   ifs=c:\lanman\netprog\netwksta.sys /i:c:\lanman
                

As always, you can use any combination of uppercase and lowercase characters in the CONFIG.SYS entries.

The reason for starting the line with "IFS=" instead of "DEVICE=" is that NETWKSTA.SYS in OS/2 LAN Manager version 2.x must be installed as an IFS (Installable File System) instead of as a device driver. This is a change from earlier releases of OS/2 LAN Manager, in which NETWKSTA.SYS is always installed as a device driver.


Additional query words: 2.00 2.10 2.10a 2.20 fshelper sys1718

Keywords: KB49558