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When you perform a DriveSpace operation that requires Windows 95 torestart, Windows 95 may be unable to restart in mini-Windows mode, causingthe operation to fail. You may receive an error message similar to one ofthe following messages, or your computer may stop responding (hang).
DrvSpace caused a General Protection Fault in module W31SPACE.EXE
DrvSpace caused a Page Fault in module W31SPACE.EXE
Error Loading PROGMAN.EXE
Error Loading GDI.EXE
Error Loading USER.EXE
Error loading VGA.DRV
Cannot start Windows in standard mode
Segment load failure in W31space.exe
Standard Mode: Bad fault in MSDos Extender
This problem can occur if the files in the hidden Failsafe.drv folder orthe Mini.cab file in the Windows\System folder are damaged. These filesare required for Windows 95 to restart in mini-Windows mode.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Restart your computer at an MS-DOS prompt. To do so, press the F8 key when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu.
Backup your Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files, and then copy the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files from the hidden Failsafe.drv folder on the physical boot drive (usually either drive C or the host for drive C if drive C is compressed) to the root directory of drive C, replacing the files that are already there. To backup your Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files and then copy the files, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each line
Remove the Failsafe.drv folder from the physical boot drive (usually either drive C or the host for drive C if drive C is compressed).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Failsafe.drv folder may contain drivers necessary for troubleshooting if this procedure does not correct the problem. You should copy the Failsafe.drv folder and all its contents to another drive or folder before deleting it.
To remove the Failsafe.drv folder, type the following command at an MS- DOS command prompt
where <drive> is the physical boot drive.
Copy the Mini.cab file from your original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM to the Windows\System folder.
NOTE: The Mini.cab file is located on disk 1 of the standard 3.5-inch Windows 95 disks, or in the Win95 folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. You can copy this file using Windows Explorer or the COPY command. You do not need to use the EXTRACT command with this file.
If you are using Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 and you do not have access to your original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM, you can extract the Mini.cab file from the Microsoft Plus! disks or CD-ROM. The Mini.cab file is located in the Plus_2.cab file on the CD-ROM, or in the Plus_1.cab file on the disks. For information about using the EXTRACT command, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
Restart Windows 95 normally.
Run DriveSpace and try the operation again.
For additional information about DriveSpace operations that requireWindows 95 to restart, please see the following article in the MicrosoftKnowledge Base:
124558 DriveSpace Err Msg: Mini.cab File Is Missing or Damaged...