Err Msg: Invalid Device Request Reading Drive...

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If you use SuperStor version 1.3 by AddStor with the Microsoft Windows3.1 SMARTDRV.EXE file, you may receive the following error message:
Invalid device request reading drive c
and your system may stop responding (hang).
SuperStor loads a device driver called SSTORDRV.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS file,and optionally loads DEVSWAP.COM, which swaps the physical drive letter forthe compressed drive.

Versions of SuperStor earlier than 1.3h do not work with SMARTDrive version4.0. When SMARTDrive loads, it "unloads" the SuperStor driver, making thecompressed drives unavailable. Versions 1.3h and 1.3i correct this problem.
To work around this problem, use the following steps:

  1. Restart your computer with a bootable floppy disk in drive A.
  2. Create a CONFIG.SYS file on the bootable floppy that contains the SuperStor driver, SSTORDRV.SYS.
  3. Restart your computer again using the bootable floppy disk in drive A. This should allow you to access the compressed volume of your SuperStor drive.
  4. Open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file in a text editor and remove the SMARTDRV.EXE line.
SuperStor is a disk-compression program, similar to Stacker, that canincrease the storage capacity of hard, floppy, and virtual disks.SuperStor is manufactured by AddStor, a vendor independent of Microsoft;we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product'sperformance or reliability.
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Article ID: 90784 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 00:24:47 - Revision: 2.0

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