PC Tools 9.0 Cannot Recognize DriveSpace Format; Use ScanDisk (115378)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q115378


PC Tools version 9.0 Optimizer generates the following error message when used with DriveSpace:

Optimizer Execution Error

The DBLSPACE drive internal structure is damaged. Optimizer cannot continue.
Running PC Tools DiskFix as detailed the PC Tools "User's Guide" to correct this error results in corruption to the DriveSpace compressed volume file (CVF).

PC Tools 9.0 does not recognize the new DriveSpace format; therefore, to avoid possible data corruption, run MS-DOS 6.22 ScanDisk rather than PC Tools 9.0.


PC Tools is manufactured by Central Point Software, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/25/1999
Keywords: KB115378