Backup Err Msg: Not Ready Error Accessing Drive x (95855)

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 6.22

This article was previously published under Q95855


You may receive the following error message when you back up to a network drive using Microsoft Backup for Windows

Not ready error accessing drive x
where x is the letter of your network drive.


This error occurs when the network generates a timeout error, due to the way MS-DOS creates a file for the backup. Therefore, this error occurs more often with a slow server or when you're doing a very large backup.


To work around this problem, either back up smaller portions of your hard disk or increase your timeout setting for your network. If you are using Microsoft LAN Manager version 2.1 or later, or a 100-percent LAN Manager-compatible network, add the following statement to the [workstation] section of the LANMAN.INI file.


Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/1999
Keywords: KB95855