MemMaker Error: MEMMAKER cannot continue: Your computer's... (97026)

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 Q97026


When you start MS-DOS MemMaker you may receive the following error message:

MemMaker cannot continue: Your computer's startup drive is write-protected, or its drive letter is being used by a network drive. Exit Memmaker and remove the write protection or disconnect from the network drive. Then, restart MemMaker.


This error occurs because of one of the following conditions:
    The SET TMP and / or SET TEMP statements in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file point to an invalid directory name.
    A file exists in the hard disk's root directory that has the same name as the directory specified in the TMP or TEMP variables.
    There are 512 files in the root directory.


To solve the problem, change the SET TMP= and / or SET TEMP= variables in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file to point to a valid directory, or rename a file in your hard disk's root directory, or delete/move some of the files in the root directory.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB97026