Deleting DoubleSpace Drives Causes the System to Hang (101436)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
This article was previously published under Q101436
After you delete all your DoubleSpace-compressed drives using the MS-DOS
6.0 DoubleSpace maintenance program, the system may stop responding (hang)
when the "Starting MS-DOS..." prompt appears during startup. Pressing the
F5 or F8 function key at the "Starting MS-DOS..." prompt may cause the
system to appear to operate properly. The system may ask for user input and
then hang with a blinking cursor. After hanging, the system cannot accept
keyboard input; therefore, a reset is required to restart (reboot) the
This problem occurs if drive C has been set as the last drive reserved for
DoubleSpace's use (LastDrive=C) in the DBLSPACE.INI file. The MS-DOS 6.0
DoubleSpace maintenance program does not delete the DBLSPACE.INI file when
the last DoubleSpace drive is deleted.
To correct this problem, delete the DBLSPACE.INI file and reboot the
computer. To do so:
• Boot your computer from an MS-DOS 6.0 bootable floppy disk. Make sure
that the floppy disk does not contain the DBLSPACE.BIN file.
• Remove the attributes from the DBLSPACE.INI file as follows:
• Delete the DBLSPACE.INI file and remove the floppy disk from drive A.
c:\dos\attrib -s -h -r c:\dblspace.ini
• Reboot the computer.
The system should now boot from the hard disk.
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