UNDELETE Err Msg: Cannot Load with Neither Option Selected (109489)

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 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q109489


Microsoft Undelete for MS-DOS (UNDELETE.EXE) generates the following error message when the command UNDELETE /LOAD is run:

Cannot load with neither option selected


This error is the result of an improper combination of settings found in the [defaults] section of the UNDELETE.INI file. This error occurs if the [defaults] section of the UNDELETE.INI file appears as follows:


The UNDELETE /LOAD command relies on this section to load whichever option is set to TRUE. If both values are FALSE, UNDELETE does not load.


To work around this problem, do one of the following:
    Use the command UNDELETE /T to specifically load Delete Tracker, or use UNDELETE /S to specifically load Delete Sentry. -or-

    Edit the UNDELETE.INI file to set the chosen method of delete protection to TRUE. For example, to make the command UNDELETE /LOAD load Delete Sentry by default, set the [defaults] section of the UNDELETE.INI file as follows:


For more information about the UNDELETE.INI file, type help undelete at the MS-DOS command prompt, press ENTER, and refer to the Notes section.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/1999
Keywords: KB109489