QDOS II Must Be Upgraded for Use with MS-DOS (73747)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
• 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 Q73747
QDOS II, a disk manager from Gazelle Systems, is incompatible with MS-DOS
version 5.0. Gazelle advises QDOS II customers to upgrade to QDOS III,
which Gazelle says is compatible with MS-DOS 5.0 and 6.0. Gazelle Systems
has confirmed that all versions of QDOS III (1.0, 1.3 and 1.4), are
compatible with MS-DOS 6.x and DoubleSpace/DriveSpace.
QDOS II is available in two releases. Release 1 is MS-DOS version 3.3
compatible only and halts (hangs) the system immediately when loaded in
MS-DOS versions 4.x or later.
Release 2 has a file date of 9-15-88 and appears to function correctly
under all versions, but does not accurately display a directory if the
directory file has been fragmented in MS-DOS versions 4.x or later. This
problem usually manifests itself as "garbage" files in the directory or as
a "too many directories" error message.
According to Gazelle Systems, QDOS III functions properly under all MS-DOS
versions. Gazelle Systems will upgrade QDOS II customers to QDOS III for
$30. To obtain the upgrade, contact Gazelle Systems.
The Gazelle Systems product included here is manufactured by a vendor
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding this product's performance or reliability.
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