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I need DOS help

By dreux456
Nov 2, 2005
  1. I need any recommendations for DOS (MS-DOS) websites and books. I need to understand boot disks, etc. any help would be appreciated. thanks ahead of time......... :confused:
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Ever heard of Google?
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Have you tried looking at www.bootdisk.com for information about boot disks?

    BTW
    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
     
  4. Saddleback

    Saddleback TS Rookie

    Dos Learning

    I am pretty much a DOS expert, but that's all we had in 1984 when I started this techie journey.

    I learned my stuff from a DOS tutor disk (probably no longer exists) and a book from Radio Shack (probably doesn't exist either). DOS boot disks vary depending on the version of PC-DOS or MS-DOS. DOS boot disks have usually three files on them to boot. Two hidden files (don't remember the names) and command.com. In the old days we put those files on a disk with the format a:/s command or the sys command. What do you want to do with DOS? There are many other commands: internal and external, but most people today like a graphical user interface like Windows. I am glad I learned DOS. It still comes in handy for situations like using Ghost, and other character based environments that I have to deal with from time to time.
    This website looks pretty good. http://academic1.bellevue.edu/dostutor/
    But there is nothing like playing with a computer and a floppy disk yourself.
     
  5. Michelle2

    Michelle2 TS Rookie Posts: 35

    From what I remember (last did this a long time ago)

    98se

    ASPI2DOS.SYS
    ASPI4DOS.SYS
    ASPI8DOS.SYS
    ASPI8U2.SYS
    ASPICD.SYS
    AUTOEXEC.BAT
    BTCDROM.SYS
    BTDOSM.SYS
    COMMAND.COM
    CONFIG.SYS
    DRVSPACE.BIN
    EBD.CAB
    EBD.SYS (HIDDEN)
    EXTRACT.EXE
    FDISK.EXE
    FINDRAMD.EXE
    FLASHPT.SYS
    HIMEM.SYS
    IP.SYS (HIDDEN)
    MSDOS.SYS (HIDDEN)
    OAKCDROM.SYS
    RAMDRIVE.SYS
    SETRAMD.BAT
    README.TXT
     
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