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WIN.COM is the program that starts the Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1 startup process. WIN.COM also performs the functions below.
WIN [/3] [/S] [/B] [/D:[F][S][V][X]] /? Prints this instruction banner. /3 Starts Windows in 386 enhanced mode. /S Starts Windows in standard mode. /2 Synonym for the /S switch. /B Creates a file, BOOTLOG.TXT, that records system messages. generated during system startup (boot). /D Used for troubleshooting when Windows does not start correctly. :F Turns off 32-bit disk access. Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI [386enh] setting: 32BitDiskAccess=FALSE. :S Specifies that Windows should not use ROM address space between F000:0000 and 1 MB for a break point. Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI [386enh] setting: SystemROMBreakPoint=FALSE. :V Specifies that the ROM routine handles interrupts from the hard drive controller. Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI [386enh] setting: VirtualHDIRQ=FALSE. :X Excludes all of the adapter area from the range of memory that Windows scans to find unused space. Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI [386enh] setting: EMMExclude=A000-FFFF.