Interlnk Drives Appear as Removable Media (96938)

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
    Microsoft Windows 3.0
    Microsoft Windows 3.0a
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q96938


Interlnk drives are considered removable media because their connections can be broken at any time.


If you load Interlnk in the CONFIG.SYS file, all Interlnk drives (both active and inactive) appear as removable media. DoubleSpace reports each drive as a removable, normal local drive. Windows and Windows for Workgroups File Manager display each drive as a removable media icon (sometimes called a "floppy icon"). SMARTDrive shows Interlnk drives as read-cached in its status table. The Microsoft Diagnostic Utility (MSD) report Interlnk drives as floppy drives of one cylinder.

If you try to change to an unconnected Interlnk drive, a disk error is displayed. Once the drive connection is established, you can change between physical and Interlnk drives normally and transparently.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB96938