How to Exit Defrag Without Losing Data (98510)

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 Q98510


This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.

Do not turn off the power or press the reset button when you are defragmenting any drive (including a DoubleSpace drive) using Microsoft Defragmenter (Defrag) or DBLSPACE /DEFRAG. If you want to exit Defrag or DBLSPACE /DEFRAG, press the ESC key to interrupt the program.


If you believe Defrag or DBLSPACE /DEFRAG has stopped responding, press the ESC key to exit. If this does not work, you must restart your computer. If you have to restart your computer, it is preferable to press the CTRL+ALT+DELETE key combination; however, if this does not work, press the reset button or power off your computer.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB98510