ScanDisk Incorrectly Displays "[" as a Drive Letter in Err Msg (124250)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q124250


ScanDisk displays the following error message:

There is not enough free space on drive [ to make any more repairs. Quit ScanDisk, free some space on drive [, and then run ScanDisk again.


The version of ScanDisk included with MS-DOS versions 6.2 and 6.22 does not correctly report the drive letter designation of an unmounted drive when attempting to make repairs on the drive if the drive has no free space. ScanDisk instead reports the drive letter as an opening bracket ([). If the drive is mounted, the drive letter is correctly stated in the error dialog box.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS versions 6.2 and 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: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB124250