Pressing ENTER After DRVSPACE /DELETE Doesn't Delete Files (121273)

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

This article was previously published under Q121273


When you try to delete a compressed DriveSpace or DoubleSpace floppy disk using MS-DOS 6.22 and the command DRVSPACE /DELETE A: or DBLSPACE /DELETE A:, the following message is displayed:

Deleting drive A will permanently erase it and all the files it contains. Are you sure you want to delete drive A?

When you press ENTER proceed with the deletion, an "X" is displayed and you are returned to the command prompt. The deletion is not processed.


The default for the DRVSPACE /DELETE and DBLSPACE /DELETE commands is "No," so when you press ENTER, no change occurs. The DRVSPACE /DELETE or DBLSPACE /DELETE command does not prompt you with the expected [Y/N] response.


Type Y (yes) to delete the compressed drive.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS version 6.22. We are 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: KB121273