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MS-DOS 6.0 and later allow you to bypass both AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYSby pressing the F5 key as you are starting your computer. This can disablethe effectiveness of some password-protection schemes. In order to disablethis feature, add the following line to CONFIG.SYS:
This line disables both the F5 and F8 keys, which allow you to modify yourstartup configuration during the boot process. Note: This line can be putanywhere in CONFIG.SYS.