Err Msg: CVF Has Been Deleted or Has Been Seriously Damaged (125188)

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

This article was previously published under Q125188


When you start your computer, you receive the following error message immediately after the "Starting MS-DOS" message:

Error: CVF has been deleted or has been seriously damaged


This error message can occur if you use Symantec's Norton Disk Doctor version 7.0 with the /Q (quick) option. Norton Disk Doctor version 7.0 is compatible with DoubleSpace, but is not compatible with DriveSpace. If you run Norton Disk Doctor version 7.0 without the /Q option it can find false problems with the CVF.


Do not use Norton Disk Doctor version 7.0 with MS-DOS 6.22 and DriveSpace. Using EDIT.COM, edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file and remark the NDD.EXE line. To remark the line, change it to read:
You need a newer version of Norton Utilities in order to run Norton Disk Doctor with DriveSpace.


According to Symantec, Norton Utilities version 8 is compatible with DriveSpace and will correct problems with the DriveSpace compression structure. The Norton Utilities and Norton Disk Doctor are manufactured by Symantec Corporation, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB125188