Can't Access Compressed Drives; DBLSPACE.BIN Is Not Loaded (107136)
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 Q107136
This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft
DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands
You may receive the following error message when you start your
You cannot access any DoubleSpace-compressed drives because
DBLSPACE.BIN is not loaded.
NOTE: DBLSPACE.BIN is the portion of MS-DOS that provides access to
This problem occurs when you have the following line in your
CONFIG.SYS file and DBLSPACE.BIN is not in the root directory:
If you have DoubleSpace-compressed drives, you should copy
DBLSPACE.BIN to the root directory of your boot drive. You can either
copy it from the directory containing your MS-DOS files or expand it
from your setup disks to C:\.
If you are not using DoubleSpace, remove all references to
DBLSPACE.SYS from your CONFIG.SYS file.
This situation can occur when:
• You remove MS-DOS 6.2 and Uninstall restores your pre-MS-DOS 6.2
CONFIG.SYS file, which includes the DEVICE command for DBLSPACE.SYS.
• You format the host drive (to remove DoubleSpace) and then restore
your backed up files (including your CONFIG.SYS file with the
• You have one or more DoubleSpace-compressed drives, drive C is not
compressed, and you delete DBLSPACE.BIN from the root directory of C.
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