Backup Err Msg: Error Creating Component File on Drive X (100621)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q100621


If you try to back up files using the MS-DOS Path option in Microsoft Backup for Windows, you may receive the following error message

Error creating component file on drive <X>. Please replace the volume in drive X.
where <X> is the letter of your floppy disk drive.


This problem occurs if you do either of the following:
    Use an unformatted floppy disk -or-

    Type an invalid character in the path (for example, a:\*.* or d:\?xxx)


To correct this problem, make sure you are using valid characters in the path, and use preformatted disks to back up files using the MS-DOS Path option or back up files directly to drive A or drive B.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 12/3/1999
Keywords: KB100621