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DOS 6.22 question!

Discussion in 'Software' started by juice142, May 9, 2007.

  1. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi folks,

    Does anyone know of a command line function in DOS 6.22 that will allow me to view the system info? Processor type/speed, amount of RAM etc. etc.

    Thanks in advance,

    J.
     
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  2. AJ

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    Here you go mate

    http://www.computerhope.com/msdhlp.htm

    loads of other DOS stuff there. Got to admit I didn't know this one.
     
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  3. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Thank you kind sir! :thumbleft
     
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  4. mufftak

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    That takes me back, not used that command for about 8 years :D

    Muff
     
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  5. AJ

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    Funnily enough I had occasion to install DOS 6.0 and duel boot it with XP last week. Our H&S man has to use DOS to communicate his lappy with the fire alarm system. Never done that before and the tech that started the job had never installed DOS before and made a right hash of partitioning the drive.

    It's good to go back to the old stuff every now and then. Remember having to make a boot disk so you could get those games working 8)
     
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  6. clsyorkshire

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    Blimey DOS yeah, I seem to remember making boot disks to get games to run with enough of the 640kb RAM :D
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Ah conventional memory problems, those were the days hey 8)
     
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  8. wizard

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    Bloody hell, I can remember I was one of the first people to buy DOS 6.22 and install it, I was over the moon at the time, boy how times have changed :D
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    I remember DOS 6.22, heck I remember using DOS 5, didn't use anything older than that though. Always hated setting up the games, it seemed like evey time you got a new game, you always had to change something to get it to work.

    -ken
     
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  10. Tinus1959

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    You are all so young. I started with DOS 2.1...
    Man, am I old or what...:biggrin
     
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  11. clsyorkshire

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    Dos 5 is as early back as I go. They were the days :biggrin
     
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  12. Modey

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    Back in the day I was a real expert at eeking out extra base memory. I used to have a killer menu system setup for lots of different ram combinations. Loved it. :)

    Started out with MSDos 3.2 and took it from there really.
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    I started with DOS 3.3.

    Yep, knowing how to use Memmaker (or optimize your config.sys and autoexec.bat manually) was a must in order to squeeze out as much room in the 640K area as possible.
     
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    I started with DOS 1. Before that was CPM-80.

    Harry (Old farts'r'Us)
     
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    I was an AmigaOS guy prior to DOS... and before that, CBM BASIC V2.
     
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    The first "PC" i ever had was installed with DrDos... No hard drive everything was loaded into its small memory and run from floppies. I thought that was a pain to setup until i hit MsDos 5 and the Autoexec.bat and config.sys files. Needed to keep changing each dependent on the games i wanted to run or else have a long multiboot menu with the different setups on it.

    Mind you before that was the old Sinclair Spectrum +3 with its very basic command line set with commands such as load and run...... (my first home computer was the 16k spectrum!)

    And now, we have XP (or Vista if your a gluten for punishment) with ease of use and nice graphical menus. Oh and the occasional BSOD!
     
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    DRDos, Digital Research DOS. I started with Apple as a computer at school and the 6502 processor before that (assembler). At home I had a ZX81 with just 1 K memory.
    And yes, you could rule the world with that.
     
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    You could indeed 8)
     
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    Sometimes you needed to "re invent" programming a bit, because you had to be very carefull with the space you had.
    I once had to sort some numbers. How to save on the help variable...
    Normally you would sort by:
    help := a;
    a := b;
    b := help.

    Lets try this one:
    a := a + b;
    b := a - b;
    a := a - b.

    Nice!
    You needed to reuse your variables if posible and make the programs as small as possible.
     
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    It's a shame that as hardware has got more powerful over the years, the programs have just got bigger and more bloated :dry
     
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