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Microsoft KB Archive/105254

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DoubleSpace Automount Fails After You Free a Drive Letter

Article ID: 105254

Article Last Modified on 11/26/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q105254

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.


If DoubleSpace attempts to automatically mount a drive and fails (due to lack of available drive letters), subsequent attempts also fail even if you free up additional drive letters.


This situation occurs when DoubleSpace doesn't detect a disk change after the drive letter is made available.


To work around this situation, remove the removable media disk from the drive, reinsert it, and then issue a command that will allow DoubleSpace to mount the drive (for example, DIR A:).

Additional query words: 6.20 floppy disk diskette automount

Keywords: KB105254