Defragmenter Err Msg: Program Too Big to Fit into Memory (110621)

The information in this article applies to:
    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 Q110621


When you run the Microsoft Defragmenter (DEFRAG.EXE), you may encounter the following error:

Program too big to fit into memory
This error can occur even if plenty of memory is available and the hard disk drive's specifications do not exceed the limitations of DEFRAG.EXE.


This problem can be caused by either of the following:
    DEFRAG.EXE was not properly upgraded by the MS-DOS 6.2 Step-Up program. -or-

    DEFRAG.EXE has become corrupted.


If you have and MS-DOS Upgrade package, DEFRAG.EXE is not compressed and can be copied from the original disks. Delete or rename DEFRAG.EXE on your hard disk drive before copying the replacement file from the floppy disks.

If you installed MS-DOS Step-Up to upgrade from 6.0 to 6.2, copy DEFRAG.EXE from your original MS-DOS 6.0 disks to your hard disk drive and then run Step-Up to upgrade DEFRAG.EXE.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/15/1999
Keywords: KB110621