DoubleSpace Err Msg: 'Not Enough Conventional Memory...' (95494)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2

This article was previously published under Q95494


If you start your computer using the interactive startup option in order to free enough memory to run the DoubleSpace Stacker conversion option, you may receive the following error message after DoubleSpace restarts your computer:

Not enough conventional memory


When you start your computer and press the F8, F5, or SHIFT key to free enough conventional memory to run the DoubleSpace Stacker converter, you must also use the interactive startup option when DoubleSpace restarts your computer. If you do not use this option, you will not have enough memory to complete the conversion.

If you use the F5 key to bypass the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files, the only directory in the PATH environment variable is C:\DOS; therefore, DoubleSpace cannot start Stacker.


To work around this situation, either use the F8 key to bypass some of your device drives before and during the Stacker conversion process, or remark out (REM) some of the device drivers and terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) programs in your CONFIG.SYS file.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/14/2003
Keywords: KB95494