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From: Tim Nicholson <djgpp AT gizzy DOT co DOT uk>
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Subject: Re: DOS version and Audio Card for DOS\DJGPP\ALLEGRO application
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 18:22:32 +0000 (UTC)
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Nirvana wrote:

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> If not how i can configure autoexec/config to order my machine to start
> with DOS instead of Win95 (for obvious reason i can't press F5 and select
> step by step every time i boot up)

There is a hidden system file in the root directory called MSDOS.SYS If you 
open this in a text editor you will find that it is a simple text file. 
There is an option called BOOTGUI which is set to 1. Change this to 0 and 
your system will then always boot into DOS not Win95. (You will need to 
change the readonly attribute before you save!)

This also works for 98 but not ME / NT or XP


From DOS, you can start Windows by typing WIN.


Tim

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