Running MemMaker to Optimize a Startup Floppy Disk (94722)

The information in this article applies to:
    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 Q94722


When you run MemMaker to optimize a startup (boot) floppy disk, it incorrectly prompts you to "Remove all floppy disks from your floppy-disk drives and then press Enter." Although MemMaker specifically supports the optimization of a startup floppy disk, it displays a generic prompt that assumes you are optimizing drive C.

To work around this problem, ignore the message to remove all floppy disks, and press ENTER to restart your computer.


To optimize a startup floppy disk, you must run MemMaker from drive A. If you do not, MemMaker optimizes the startup files on your hard disk drive.

To start MemMaker from drive A:
    Change to drive A.
    Start MemMaker. (To do this, type memmaker and then press ENTER.
Note: When you run MemMaker to optimize a startup floppy disk, you must have the following five files on the floppy disk in drive A.


Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/1999
Keywords: KB94722