MS-DOS Err Msg: DoubleSpace Has Used All the Memory... (101360)
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 Q101360
This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft
DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands
When you try to create or mount a DoubleSpace drive, you may receive the
following error message:
DoubleSpace has used all the memory reserved by the settings in the
Options dialog box. To enable DoubleSpace to allocate more memory,
you should restart your computer now.
Do you want to restart your computer now?
Under MS-DOS 6.22 you may receive the following error message:
Not enough MEMORY to allocate more drives for Dblspace or
Drvspace need to reboot and quit other applications?
Restarting your computer does not help--you still cannot mount more
This error occurs if you try to compress or mount more drives than are
specified by the Number of Removable-Media Drives setting in the
DoubleSpace Options dialog box, or if the total number of mounted
drives is greater than 15.
The Number of Removable-Media Drives setting specifies how much memory
DoubleSpace reserves for mounting additional compressed drives after
startup. If you try to mount or create more compressed drives than
DoubleSpace has reserved memory for, you receive the above error
You can adjust the Number of Removable-Media Drives setting by running
DoubleSpace, choosing Options from the Tools menu, and changing the
setting. This modifies the MaxRemovableDrives setting in the
If restarting the computer does not correct this error, you may
already have 15 compressed drives mounted. Restarting does not allow
you to mount or create any more compressed drives using DoubleSpace
until you have fewer than 15 compressed drives mounted.
To mount another compressed drive, you must first unmount one or more
of the currently mounted compressed drives. To unmount a compressed
drive, start DoubleSpace and select the drive to unmount, then choose
Unmount from the Drive menu.
NOTE: You can create more than 15 DoubleSpace-compressed drives, but a
maximum of 15 can be mounted at the same time.
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