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Do Not Uninstall After Changing Your Partitioning

Article ID: 105132

Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0a
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q105132


Microsoft MS-DOS Uninstall does not check the partition table before uninstalling. Since Uninstall rewrites the partition table (using BPB0.DAT), you may experience data loss if you have changed your partitioning.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS versions 5.0, 5.0a, 6.0, 6.2, 6.21, and 6.22. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: 6.22 6.20 fdisk windows nt ntfs os/2 os2 repartition

Keywords: KB105132