You Must Use "DBLSPACE /FORMAT A: " to Format That Drive (108750)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
This article was previously published under Q108750
If you unmount a compressed volume file (CVF) on a floppy disk drive and
then try to use the MS-DOS FORMAT command to format a floppy disk, you may
receive the following message
where <X> is the floppy disk drive letter.
This message is caused by the new Automount feature in MS-DOS 6.2. Any
command that attempts to access a floppy disk drive containing a disk with
a CVF mounts that CVF.
To work around this problem:
• Change to the drive letter that contains the compressed floppy disk
(usually A: or B:) by typing A: or B:.
• Type dblspace /unmount <x>: where <x> is
the floppy disk drive letter.
• Type format <x>: where <x> is the floppy
disk drive letter.
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