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MSDOS question

Discussion in 'A+' started by robbo1962, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. robbo1962

    robbo1962 Byte Poster

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    I am working my way through the OS part of A+ and am currently trying to view/edit various sysem files,if i understand it correctly MSDOS.SYS is a text file that runs before the GUI kicks in. Having set the folder options to show hidden files my MSDOS.SYS file comprises of 0 KB and on opening it shows nothing, could someone explain why this is and if i don't have an MSDOS.SYS file what one replaces it? I am running Windows XP Thanks Gary
     
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  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello robbo, excellent Avatar picture:clap :thumbleft

    Have a look at this link it shows you how to edit the MSDOS.sys file from Microsoft website. I would paste the instructions here, but I think that would break the copyright procedures:rolleyes:

    it's at the bottom of the page:biggrin
     
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  3. robbo1962

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    Thanks for the link Cheek, i can access the MSDOS.SYS file, but it does not have anything in it. I notice the article says it applies to Windows 95/98 and Millenium so perhaps its different for XP.
     
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  4. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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  5. robbo1962

    robbo1962 Byte Poster

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    Thanks Raffaz, nice link.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    MSDOS.SYS being a text file is a Win9x thing. Before then it was a binary, and on the NT track isn't used AFAIK. I suspect it is 'there' so that some of the Win9x compatability stuff will work

    Harry.
     
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