For example, to start ScanDisk for Windows, type "scandskw" (without quotation marks) or "start scandskw" (without quotation marks) at the MS- DOS command prompt.
NOTE: You may use Start.exe to activate a shortcut as well as a program. For example, this may be useful when running an MS-DOS-based program from within a batch file that has specific requirements configurable in the shortcut's properties.
If you use the START command, Windows 95/98 Windows Me searches the current folder, the folders on the path statement, and the registry. If the file is not found, you receive the following error message:
The START command is used at an MS-DOS prompt to start an MS-DOS-based or Windows-based program. The program is started as a separate task that can be run in the foreground or background. You can use the START command if you want to keep your current MS-DOS settings, while you run another MS- DOS-based program in the background.
You can use the START command to open files if its extension is a registered file type in Windows. For Example, if you type "start Readme.txt," Notepad is started and the Readme.txt file is displayed.
More information about the START command, type the following command at the MS-DOS prompt:
The following is a sample of the output when you do so:
START [options] document.ext
/max[imized] Run the new program maximized (in the foreground).
/r[estored] Run the new program restored (in the foreground).
Article ID: 126410 - Last Review: Jan 18, 2007 - Revision: 1