DoubleSpace Automount Fails After You Free a Drive Letter (105254)

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 Q105254
This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.


If DoubleSpace attempts to automatically mount a drive and fails (due to lack of available drive letters), subsequent attempts also fail even if you free up additional drive letters.


This situation occurs when DoubleSpace doesn't detect a disk change after the drive letter is made available.


To work around this situation, remove the removable media disk from the drive, reinsert it, and then issue a command that will allow DoubleSpace to mount the drive (for example, DIR A:).

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/1999
Keywords: KB105254