Stacker Conversion: Your Computer Is Running Stacker... (111910)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2

This article was previously published under Q111910


When you run the Stacker Conversion utility for MS-DOS 6.0 or 6.2, you may receive the following error message:

Your computer is running Stacker. DoubleSpace cannot convert Stacker volumes to DoubleSpace format while STACKER.COM is in memory. To convert your Stacker volumes, remove all Stacker commands from your CONFIG.SYS file, restart your computer, and run DoubleSpace again.


This message occurs when the Stacker Conversion utility detects DBLSPACE.BIN in memory at the same time as STACKER.COM. The two drivers should not be in memory at the same time. This problem can occur if STACKER.COM is loading in the CONFIG.SYS file and the DBLSPACE.INI file is located in the root directory of the boot drive, causing DBLSPACE.BIN to remain in memory at startup.


You can prevent DBLSPACE.BIN from loading in memory by renaming the file DBLSPACE.INI. The steps below outline this procedure.

    Change to the root directory of the boot (uncompressed) drive and locate the file DBLSPACE.INI.
    Remove the file attributes from the DBLSPACE.INI file by typing attrib dblspace.ini -s -h -r.
    Rename the file by typing ren dblspace.ini dblspace.inx.
    Restart the computer (with the Stacker driver(s) loading in the CONFIG.SYS file), and run the Stacker Conversion utility again.


The product Stacker is manufactured by STAC Electronics, a vendor independent of Microsoft. We make no guarantee, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/10/2003
Keywords: KB111910