Use New Disk Manager Drivers After MS-DOS Uninstall (89724)
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 Q89724
If you uninstall MS-DOS 5.0 or later on a machine that has been partitioned
with Ontrack Disk Manager, you should continue to use the Disk Manager
drivers supplied with the version of MS-DOS that you were using when you
partitioned the disk. If you don't use these drivers, disk corruption can
occur under certain circumstances.
NOTE: This does not apply if the Disk Manager drivers are dated after
the MS-DOS 5.0 files.
If you upgrade to MS-DOS 5.0 or later and have a partition that is larger
than 32 MB, Disk Manager updates the sector information so that it appears
acceptable to MS-DOS. However, if you then uninstall MS-DOS to use an
MS-DOS version prior to version 5.0 and you use the earlier Disk Manager
drivers, the drivers are not MS-DOS version-aware, so they cannot reset the
sector information automatically. This could cause disk or file corruption.
The Disk Manager drivers supplied with MS-DOS versions 5.0 and later are MS-
To avoid these kinds of disk problems, continue using the most current
Disk Manager drivers.
The product included here, Disk Manager, is manufactured by vendors
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding this product's performance or reliability.
| Modification Type:
|| Last Reviewed: