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DOS ERROR MESSAGES

Abort, Retry, Fail? - Usually you will get this error message if you are trying to read a disk that is not readable of if no disk is in there


Access denied - Usually meaning the file has a attribute on it read only or the disk is write protected *TIP* if you need to delete the file just deltree FILE


Bad command or file name - Usually this is when you miss type a command or if DOS does not know the command.


Bad or missing command interpreter
- DOS cannot locate the Command.com a important file that holds all of DOS's needed information, you will need to recopy it also there is a chance you could possible have a Virus


Cannot find a device that may be needed to run windows
- Make sure the path in your AUTOEXEC.BAT points to the directory that contains the file and that it exists on your hard drive

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Cannot find system files - DOS cannot find your system files


Directory already exists - You tried to create a directory with the same name


Disk Full - Message that comes when you to try to copy to a diskette that is full to capacity


Divide overflow - Program has attempted to divide something by 0.


Drive A: Does not exist - This message occurs when you have a dirty diskette


Drive not ready error - Disk in the drive is not readable, such as a disk not being in the disk drive


Duplicate file name or file not found
- When attempting to rename a file the file does not exist or there is already a file with that name.


File cannot be copied onto itself - An attempt to copy a file could not be completed because the file already exists or same source and destination.


File creation error - Directory could be full because of the DOS limitation of files in one directory the file could also already exist or the file was not copied correctly


File exists - You're trying to name your new file with a name that's already in use


File not found - Meaning that in the directory that you searched does not have that certain file or there are no files in the directory.


General Failure - Something bad has occurred and DOS not know what to say so it just gives you this error if this is giving when try reading the Hard drive you may need to format the hard drive or it possible even could be bad


Help hot available for this command
- No help is found with your command


Incorrect DOS version - You cannot run your current DOS program because its not the correct DOS version load SETVER at your CONFIG.SYS to solve this problem


Insert System Disk - Insert your bootable diskette into a diskette drive


Insufficient disk space - Disk is full or if you are trying to copy a file to a disk the file is too big to fit on the disk.

Insufficient memory - You don't have enough memory to run a particular command or applications


Internal stack overflow - DOS's internal storage areas are full if you need to go into your config.sys and increase the STACKS=0,0


Invalid directory - Directory is invalid or does not exist in the directory you are currently in.


Invalid drive specification - Drive does not exist on the computer or cannot be found.


Invalid file name or file not found - DOS couldn't find the file specified in the current directory or the file has an invalid character in it.


Invalid media, track 0 bad or unusable
- Format command cannot format the specified disk or the disk capacity is invalid, or bad disk.


Invalid number of parameters - When the command was typed something was left out that DOS needed by the command, mistyped the command. Or put a space where one was not needed.


Invalid parameter - Typed a command correctly but specified the incorrect parameter such as format /z


Invalid Switch - The wrong slash was typed such as cd/ when it is supposed to be cd\

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Non-System disk or disk error - When booting up the computer this error will usually occur when there is a floppy disk in the computer that is not bootable if there is no disk inside the computer this could be an indication of a unrecognized hard drive, un formatted hard drive, or hard drive with missing system files.


Not ready, reading drive X - Attempted to read a disk that is not readable or there is no disk in that drive.


Out of Memory - You cannot a task because you don't have enough free memory


To many open files
- You've tried to open too many files at one time. Go to CONFIG.SYS and increase FILES


Write fault error - Tried to reroute text to a device that is not connected or is not valid or not hooked up.


Write protect - Tried to write to a disk that is write protected

 

 



 



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