File Manager Does Not Create Complete MS-DOS 6.x System Disk (96878)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    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 Q96878
3.10 3.11 | 6.00 6.20 6.21 6.22
kbtool kbprb


Microsoft Windows File Manager does not create a complete MS-DOS 6.x system disk.


A complete MS-DOS 6.x system disk includes IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS, COMMAND.COM, and DBLSPACE.BIN or DRVSPACE.BIN. Because File Manager does not copy DBLSPACE.BIN to the floppy disk when you create a system disk, you cannot have access to your compressed DoubleSpace drives if you start your computer from a system disk created using File Manager.

To work around this problem, copy DBLSPACE.BIN or DRVSPACE.BIN from the DOS directory to the floppy disk before you restart your computer. To do this from the MS-DOS command line, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:

copy c:\dos\dblspace.bin a:


copy c:\dos\drvspace.bin a:

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/2003
Keywords: KB96878