MS-DOS-Based Program Doesn't Run After Installing DoubleSpace (97689)
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 Q97689
This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft
DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands
You install DoubleSpace and one or more of your MS-DOS-based
applications no longer runs.
The application(s) may be using a copy-protection scheme or may be
looking for files that were left on the host drive.
If your application does not run after you install DoubleSpace, do the
• If the application uses a copy-protection scheme, contact the
application vendor for information on how to make it work with
• Check the host drive for application files that were not
transferred to the DoubleSpace volume by using the following steps:
• To determine your host drive, type dblspace /list at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER.
• At the MS-DOS command prompt, change to the host drive (for
example, drive H).
• Change to the application directory (if one exists). For example,
type cd appdir at the MS-DOS command
prompt and then press ENTER.
• Use the DIR command with the /A and /S parameters to search for any
files left in the directory. For example, type dir /a /s at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press
• If any files are left in the applications directory, copy them to
the DoubleSpace volume. For example, type the following at the
MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:
copy h:\appdir\file.exe c:\appdir\file.exe
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