Norton Speed Disk May Not Recognize DoubleSpace Floppy Disk (104532)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
This article was previously published under Q104532
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 run Symantec Norton Utilities Speed Disk (SPEEDISK.EXE) and
choose to optimize a previously unmounted DoubleSpace-compressed
floppy disk, Speed Disk does not display the floppy disk as a
The DoubleSpace-compressed floppy disk is automatically mounted, but
Speed Disk does not update its display correctly. Also, the
DoubleSpace-compressed floppy disk's host drive is not displayed.
To make Speed Disk correctly display the DoubleSpace-compressed floppy
disk and its host drive:
• Access the floppy disk before you run Speed Disk. For example, type
dir a: at the MS-DOS command prompt
and then press ENTER before you run Speed Disk.
• Exit Speed Disk and then restart it.
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