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Windows 95/98 Win.com Command-Line Switches

This article was previously published under Q142544
SUMMARY
This article lists the command-line switches for Win.com. Win.com iscalled by Io.sys after the Autoexec.bat file is processed, and startsthe Windows 95/98 startup process.
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The syntax for Win.com is:
   WIN {/D:[F] [M] [N] [S] [V] [X]} [/W] [/WX]				
The command-line switches for Win.com are described below:
   /W  Restores the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files from Config.wos       and Autoexec.wos and prompts:          Press any key to continue...          Pressing a key reboots the system back to Windows 95/98.   /WX Restores the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files from Config.wos       and Autoexec.wos and reboots the system to Windows 95/98.       NOTE: .wos files are created when you open a program requiring       MS-DOS mode and you have specified a new MS-DOS-mode       configuration. You might need to use the /W or /WX switch if you       shut off your computer while you are running an MS-DOS-based       program that requires MS-DOS mode and you want to return to       Windows 95/98.   /D: Used for troubleshooting when Windows 95/98 does not start       correctly. This switch is used with the following switches:       F  Turns off 32-bit disk access. This is equivalent to          "32BitDiskAccess=false" in the System.ini file.       M  Enables Safe mode. This is automatically enabled during a          Safe-mode boot (by pressing F5).       N  Enables Safe mode with networking. This is automatically          enabled during a Safe-mode boot (by pressing F6).       S  Specifies that Windows 95/98 should not use ROM address space          between F000:0000 and 1 MB for a break point. This is          equivalent to the "SystemROMBreakPoint=false" setting in the          [386Enh] section of the System.ini file.       V  Specifies that the ROM routine handles interrupts from the          hard disk controller. This is equivalent to the          "VirtualHDIRQ=false" setting in the System.ini file.       X  Excludes all of the adapter area from the range of memory that          Windows 95/98 scans to find unused space. This is equivalent to          the "EMMExclude=A000-FFFF" setting in the System.ini file.   NOTE: The following /D: parameters do not work in Windows 98:    - /D:FSVXN    - /D:N				
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Article ID: 142544 - Last Review: 01/19/2007 15:36:30 - Revision: 1.3

  • Microsoft Windows 95
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