Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:25 PM
Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:45 PM
Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:41 PM
There were two types of DOS compression from Microsoft. The first was called "DoubleSpace" and this was superceded by "DriveSpace", both essentially the same. To remove the compression you need to boot up from a DOS floppy, then issue one of the following commands at the DOS A:>prompt:
(The command executables for drvspace or dblspace are on the DOS startup disk which Windows allows you to create.
For DoubleSpace compression type this command: DBLSPACE /DEL C:
For DriveSpace compression type this command: DRVSPACE /DEL C:
If you don't know which to use, just try the first one. If it's wrong you'll get an error message such as "unknown command", in which case try the second option. As far as I can remember, DBLSPACE (DoubleSpace) was provided with Windows 3.1, and DRVSPACE (DriveSpace) came in with Windows 98.
I cannot remember, long time since I used DOS) but you may then have to re-partition the C: drive before formatting it. Try FORMAT C: and if it works, then obviously it doesn't need re-partitioning.
Edited by pip22, 15 May 2007 - 12:48 PM.
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