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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kivett, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. kivett

    kivett Thread Starter

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    When I try to find this in Drice C or anywhere in my computer, it cannot find msdos.sys.

    What does this mean????????
     
  2. kivett

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    I am using WindowsME
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    It is likely "hidden". Be sure you have "show all files" ticked in Folder Options > View

    You have it or you wouldn't be here to ask :)
     
  4. TheShadow395

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    Also, uncheck 'hide protected operating system files' or ME will still hide, well, operating system files; I think that this will probably include msdos.sys - in fact, I'm not sure that it doesn't hide all .SYS's

    Hope this helps,
    Alex
     
  5. NetEngineer

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    Go to a DOS prompt and type

    attrib msdos.sys This will return the attributes that are in effect on the msdos.sys file (most likely they will be h s r) (hidden system & read only) Now, type attrib -h -s -r msdos.sys

    Now retype the "attrib msdos.sys" command and you should see that the attributes that were shown above have been removed. Alternatively, you should be adle to just issue the "dir msdos.sys" command and be able to see the file.

    I'm not sure of why you're trying to see or modify this file...but be careful.. If we don't see a post back from you....then we'll assume that you were not careful :)
     
  6. flavallee

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    Kivett:

    If you are planning to make any changes in the MSDOS.SYS file, you will have to uncheck its "Read Only" attribute first. Once you finish, recheck it. Be careful what you change, add, or delete in there, or else your computer will not boot to Windows. Not all MSDOS.SYS files look the same, but here is what mine looks like for comparison purposes:
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [Paths]
    WinDir=C:\WINDOWS
    WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
    HostWinBootDrv=C

    [Options]
    AutoScan=2
    BootGUI=1
    BootMulti=0
    DisableLog=1
    DoubleBuffer=1
    Logo=1
    WinVer=4.10.2222
    ;
    ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
    ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
    ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips:)
     
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