MS-DOS 6.22 Scandisk error: "Out of memory"
Posted on 2003-12-11
I am running MS-DOS 6.22 on an old (c. 2000) laptop made by "Fieldworks". I would like please:
1. To get another version of scandisk from somewhere. Do you know where to find one? I've tried Google.
2. To get around a problem with my current version of scandisk, whatever that version is.
The problem we are having is, when I type 'scandisk /autofix /surface', or even just 'scandisk' (it behaves the same), it takes me to the scandisk GUI, then starts searching automatically. It says the FAT is fine, then displays this message:
C:\SMPDATA\3193\OSMP0000.MAD had an incorrect size.
And this error:
Out of memory. There are still errors in drive C
There is over 1GB of space on drive C, so memory should not be an issue unless it is talking about RAM. When I click 'OK', scandisk finishes and that is the end of that! Hence I'd either like to get around this problem or get another version of scandisk if one exists.
We recently had some harddisk issues, in which this scenario happened twice:
a. We start running a patient-monitoring application that produces the kind of .MAD files (custom extension) mentioned above.
b. Recently it has begun crashing more often than normal.
c. The file OSMP0000.MAD was in the process of being created by the application while the computer crashed.
(It is the massive data file containing a log of the patient's heart rate, blood pressure, etc.)
d. The file still contained most of the data, which i would like to recover, but I cannot copy the file. I get this error:
Sector not found reading drive C
Fail on INT 24 -OSMP0000.MAD
Hence we turned to scandisk! I am running scandisk to help recover the data. There are two .MAD files we need to recover, each a few megabytes.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.