Article ID: 123441 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q123441
When you use the Windows 95 DriveSpace compression utility to delete a compressed drive, the following error message is displayed:
Windows cannot perform this operation because the enhanced mode disk compression driver could not be loaded. You may need to run setup again to install additional disk components. DRVSPACE 545
This problem occurs if the Windows 95 protected-mode DriveSpace driver (DRVSPACX.VXD) is missing or corrupted. In such cases, Windows 95 loads the real-mode DriveSpace driver. Deletion operations are not possible with the real-mode driver.
To correct this problem, extract the file DRVSPACX.VXD from the original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM. To extract the file, perform the following steps:
If DRVSPACX.VXD becomes corrupted or is accidentally deleted from the system, the real-mode driver loads by default. DriveSpace cannot perform any operation using the real-mode driver while running under Windows 95. However, some operations (such as unmount and change letter) can be performed by making changes to the DRVSPACE.INI file and then restarting the system. However, the FORMAT and DELETE commands cannot be performed without the full support of the file system. These commands cannot be run with the real-mode driver.
Article ID: 123441 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1