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When you are compressing a drive using DriveSpace or DriveSpace 3, you may receive one of the following error messages when the operation is 25 percent complete:
The MINI.CAB file is missing or damaged. Copy the file from your Windows (or Plus!) Setup disk to your Windows\system directory, and then try again.

ID Number: DRVSPACE331

Windows cannot create the C:\FAILSAFE\FAILSAFE.DRV\W31SPACE.EXE file. There might not be enough free space on drive C, the root directory of drive C may be full, or the disk may be write-protected.

ID Number: DRVSPACE125
Either of these error messages is followed by the following error message:
Windows might not be able to restart this task if it is interrupted. You may need as much as 1.5 MB of free space to continue.

ID Number: DRVSPACE311


These error messages can occur if you are running IBM AntiVirus for Windows 95 with certain virus protection features enabled.


Run the IBM AntiVirus program and disable the following options in System Shield (located under the Setup menu item):
  • Warn When Viral Activity Occurs
  • Check Files When Opened
NOTE: Both options must be disabled in order to complete the compression operation.


When the two options listed above are enabled, IBM AntiVirus also affects your ability to create a Startup disk from the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel, and may cause problems with some self-extracting installation programs. When these problems occur, you may receive the following error message:
File Copying Problem
Setup had trouble copying a file. Click OK to try copying the file again. If this message reappears, quit Setup and then try running Setup again."
To resolve these problems, use the instructions in the "Resolution" section of this article.

The third-party product discussed in this article is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or other- wise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.


Article ID: 155689 - Last Review: October 1, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Plus! 95 Standard Edition
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