AT Gigafile Disk Driver Does Not Work with MS-DOS 5.0 (75356)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a

This article was previously published under Q75356


You are using an AT Gigafile disk driver manufactured by Core Technology on your MS-DOS 5.0 system, and your system stops responding (hangs).


According to Core Technology, the AT Gigafile disk driver does not work with MS-DOS version 5.0.

The AT Gigafile disk driver provides disk partitioning to manipulate the 32 MB partition limitation under versions of MS-DOS earlier than version 4.01. This utility is very similar to the Disk Manager and Speed Store disk-partitioning software.

If the Gigafile disk driver is used, the following line is found in CONFIG.SYS:
The system stops (hangs) if this line is present when MS-DOS 5.0 is used.


    Back up your hard drive.
    Install MS-DOS 5.0 to floppy disks (that is, use "setup/f").
    Use FDISK from the MS-DOS 5.0 Support disk (created during setup to floppy).
    Delete old non-DOS partition information.
    Create a new MS-DOS partition.
    Format and Restore your hard drive.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 9/30/2003
Keywords: KB75356