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You receive the following error messages when you run DriveSpace to perform an operation that requires full restartability:
These errors occur when the files in the hidden FAILSAFE.DRV\FAILSAFE directory on drive C (or the host for drive C) are missing and DriveSpace cannot find the MINI.CAB file in your Windows 95 SYSTEM subdirectory.
These errors can also occur if there is a file named Failsafe.drv in the root folder of drive C (or the host for drive C).
Copy the MINI.CAB file from your original Windows 95 distribution media to your Windows 95 SYSTEM subdirectory.
NOTE: MINI.CAB is located on the standard 1.44-megabyte (MB) disk 1 of the 3.5-inch distribution media format (DMF) disk set and can be copied using Windows Explorer or at an MS-DOS prompt (using EXTRACT is not necessary). On CD-ROM installation media, MINI.CAB is located in the WIN95 directory.
DriveSpace operations that can prevent Windows from restarting properly if interrupted by a power loss or accidental reboot are fully restartable. To ensure restartability in these cases, DriveSpace uses a mini-version of Windows (a subset of Windows 3.1 also used by Setup).
DriveSpace extracts the mini-version files (from the MINI.CAB file in your Windows 95 SYSTEM subdirectory to a hidden FAILSAFE.DRV directory on the physical boot drive) before beginning an operation that requires full restartability. This ensures that DriveSpace can complete its operation in the event of a power loss or accidental reboot.
DriveSpace requires the mini-version of Windows during the following operations:
Article ID: 124558 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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