Err Msg: Invalid Setting in DBLSPACE.INI: FIRSTDRIVE=... (114227)

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

This article was previously published under Q114227


You receive the following error message when you start your machine from the hard disk drive

Invalid setting in the DBLSPACE.INI file: FIRSTDRIVE=<*>
where <*> is ASCII character 25 (decimal), which is the down-arrow character.

In addition, your compressed drives do not mount at startup.


This problem can occur if the DBLSPACE.BIN file is not in memory (for example, because you pressed CTRL+F5 or CTRL+F8 at startup) and you run any of the following DoubleSpace commands and then reboot.


To correct this problem, manually mount your DoubleSpace drive(s) by using the DBLSPACE /MOUNT command. You must do this for each compressed drive. For more information about this command, type help dblspace /mount at an MS-DOS command prompt.

NOTE: The DBLSPACE.EXE command should be on your uncompressed drive if you were able to execute the DoubleSpace commands listed under in the "Cause" section of this article. However, if it is not there, you must manually expand it from the original MS-DOS disks.


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB114227