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09 Oct 2007, 8:05 pm

I have finally got my 466Mhz Celeron downgraded from 2000 to 98.
I got my MS-DOS mode sound and mouse drivers installed onto system configuration. I was also looking through some old disks a friend had and picked up Dos Shell for MS-DOS 6. [So i don`t have to use the command prompt.] After turning off all acCess resources. Freeing all conventional memory to 610KB and enabling EMS/XMS support by default is helping me alot. However i am having a hard time getting the computer to booy straight to Dos Shell after shutting Windows 98 down and putting the computer into MS-DOS mode.[Nothing to type.] However when entering Dos Shell into my autoexec file i only got the boot into dos shell before 98 bootup. Any Advice.



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09 Oct 2007, 8:33 pm

I'm not sure I'm understanding correctly... are you trying to run it as what amounts to an MSDOS machine, and skip the W98 side of things altogether?



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09 Oct 2007, 8:47 pm

geek wrote:
I'm not sure I'm understanding correctly... are you trying to run it as what amounts to an MSDOS machine, and skip the W98 side of things altogether?


I trying to make it to were when i restart my computer in MS-DOS
mode it would go straight to Dos Shell without having to type the command at the prompt. If that doesn`t work a dual-boot menu at startup will help. Once everything on my other computers are in gear i might just use this on as a dosbox



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09 Oct 2007, 9:59 pm

It's been a long time since I've had to use it, but you can create a DOSSTART.BAT file in C:\Windows and it will execute the commands after you select "Restart in MS-DOS Mode". DOSSTART.BAT may already exist depending on your configuration so I'd back it up first if it does.

You could still do a boot menu that times out after a few seconds to load Windows or the DOS Shell automatically too.



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10 Oct 2007, 7:46 pm

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It's been a long time since I've had to use it, but you can create a DOSSTART.BAT file in C:\Windows and it will execute the commands after you select "Restart in MS-DOS Mode". DOSSTART.BAT may already exist depending on your configuration so I'd back it up first if it does.

You could still do a boot menu that times out after a few seconds to load Windows or the DOS Shell automatically too.


Thanks, now i can load strsight to dos shell without typing the command. Now if only i can get EMS/XMS Support by prompt default. [Windows 98SE has i mode like that but your cd-rom/
mouse drivers can`t be loaded up.]



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11 Oct 2007, 2:02 am

wow I feel old reading this! :P

Can't you add the EMS/XMS instructions to the dosstart file?


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11 Oct 2007, 2:28 am

I'm thinking that XMS/EMS had to be specified in CONFIG.SYS by loading EMM386.EXE, but I think you could do that and still run Windows normally. Or do you only want it when using 'Restart in MS-DOS Mode'? Unsure if that is possible.

Regarding loading your CD and mouse drivers, you should be able to specify a custom config to load them for a shortcut to any dos program. Again, this is all from memory so I might be way off.