DBLSPACE /LIST & DRVSPACE /LIST Report 4096-MB Hard Disk (120117)

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 Q120117


When you check the size of a compressed or uncompressed drive with the DBLSPACE /LIST or DRVSPACE /LIST command, an incorrect amount of disk space (4096 megabytes [MB]) is reported.


This situation can occur if the drive in question is not formatted.


Format the drive that is being misreported with the following steps:

    Boot from a bootable floppy disk that contains FORMAT.COM.
    Type the following command at the a:> prompt:

    format <drive letter>:

    NOTE: If the drive in question is C, add the /S parameter to the FORMAT command (FORMAT C: /S).

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB120117