Manual Installation Err Msg: Incompatible Partition (95634)

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 Q95634


If you attempt to perform a manual installation of MS-DOS Upgrade, using the "You need to install MS-DOS manually" procedure in Diagnosing and Solving Problems, step 3 says to use the SETUP /Q command. However, if Setup detects you have a special master boot record (MBR) or an incompatible partition, Setup displays the "Incompatible partition" screen.


If you have one of the following drives and you receive this error message, run setup with the /U and /Q switches (for example, A:SETUP /U /Q).
    SpeedStor Bootall
    Micro House DrivePro
If you use SETUP /I without the /U switch, you will continue to receive the error message.

NOTE: This information was inadvertently omitted from an early printing of the User's Guide; the omission was corrected in subsequent printings.

Installing the Optional Programs

If you attempt to install the optional programs at a later date, you should also use the /U switch. For example:

setup /u /e

Setup Syntax

/E Installs Windows and MS-DOS optional programs. /Q Copies MS-DOS files to a hard disk. /U Installs MS-DOS even if Setup detects disk partitions that might be incompatible with MS-DOS 6.x.

For more information of Setup switches, insert MS-DOS 6.x Upgrade Setup Disk 1 in one of your floppy disk drives, change to that drive at the MS-DOS command prompt and type SETUP /?.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB95634