Undelete Err Msg: Cannot Load with UNDELETE Already Resident (99019)

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 Q99019


When you configure Microsoft Undelete for Windows by choosing the Configure Delete Protection command from the Options menu, it adds the following line to the end of your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

undelete /load

This occurs even if a LOADHIGH (LH) statement for UNDELETE /LOAD already appears in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. To correct this problem, remark out (by using the REM command) or delete the second occurrence of UNDELETE /LOAD.


If you have previously configured Undelete and then run MemMaker on your system to optimize memory, or if you manually installed the LOADHIGH line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file for UNDELETE /LOAD, the modification shown above is still added to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file the next time Undelete is configured in Windows. The AUTOEXEC.BAT file then contains both lines as follows:

lh /l:[region,size] undelete /load
undelete /load

When you restart the machine and execute the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, the following message appears:

Cannot load with UNDELETE already resident.
To eliminate this message, open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file in a text editor (such as MS-DOS Editor) and remark out the second occurrence of UNDELETE /LOAD or delete the second line entirely.

NOTE: This second instance of UNDELETE /LOAD does not occur in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file if an Undelete command appears without the LOADHIGH (LH) specification.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB99019