Setup Error Using Stacker versions 2.x, 3.x and Swapped Drives (97562)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q97562


If Stac Electronics' Stacker, version 2.x or 3.x, is installed on your computer and your CONFIG.SYS file contains the Stacker SSWAP.COM command to swap drives, you cannot install MS-DOS 6.0. The MS-DOS installation fails and Setup generates the following message:

The copy of the CONFIG.SYS or the AUTOEXEC.BAT on your compressed drive does not match the corresponding file on your uncompressed drive.


To correct this error, use a text editor to change the CONFIG.SYS file on your uncompressed drive. Find the line that installs SSWAP.COM and add the /SYNC option. For example, the changed SSWAP.COM line might look like the following:
   device=c:\stacker\ /sync
The /SYNC option causes SSWAP.COM to synchronize the AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files on the uncompressed drive with those on the compressed drive.

For additional information about SSWAP.COM, its /SYNC option switch, or Stacker, please refer to the Stacker documentation or contact STAC Electronics.

Stacker is manufactured by STAC Electronics, Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB97562