Microsoft KB Archive/183493

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Batch File Calling CD Command May Not Run on Shared Drive Using HPFS


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release, versions 2, 2.1


When a Windows 95-based computer runs a batch file at a command prompt that calls the CHDIR or CD (change directory) command on a connected share on a drive using the HPFS file system, the batch file may not run any command in the file after the change directory command.


In Windows 95, a check occurs during the execution of the batch file to determine the type of file system in use. When the HPFS file system is returned (as an unsupported file system), Windows 95 attempts to read the file again using the new path defined by the change directory command. Because the new path does not contain the original batch file, the error message "Batch file missing" is generated.


To resolve this problem, download the following file from the Microsoft Download Center. Click the file name below to download the file:


For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Microsoft used the most current virus detection software available on the date of posting to scan this file for viruses. Once posted, the file is housed on secure servers that prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

This fix for Windows 95 and OEM Service Release 2.x should have the following file attributes (or later):

File name     Version    Date      Time     Size   
Vredir.vxd    4.00.1118  1/16/98   2:32pm  156,773 bytes 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2), and Microsoft Windows98. There is currently no resolution for this issue in Windows 98.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbenv kbtool win95 win98
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWin95search kbWin98search kbOPKSearch kbWin95 kbWin98 kbWin95OPKOSR2 kbWin95OPKOSR210

Last Reviewed: January 31, 2001
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