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Old 10-30-01, 08:46 PM
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Booting to DOS w/Win2k installed...

Currently I have Win98 and Win2k installed on one of my machines, and the usual boot screen comes up asking which one I want to boot to. Problem is, DOS isn't an option. I must boot to Win98 and then exit to MS-DOS mode. Is there a way to bypass this step and go straight to DOS using autoexec.bat or something?

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I always forget to turn on my e-mail notification...
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You need to edit MSDOS.SYS in C:\.

I think the line is under [Options] and it's BootGUI=0 (you would have 1 now). I think that's it, give it a try. What could it do, format your drive?

When you want to run Win98 you just type "win".

Oh, I believe you can turn on e-mail notification just by editing your earlier post too.
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I thought I could turn on notification that way also, but it didn't work once, so I just find it easier to reply (and pad)...

As for editing MSDOS.SYS, if I change that to =0, does it just go to DOS or does it automatically go to Win2k??

Guess I'll just have to test it out...
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Originally posted by Blake
As for editing MSDOS.SYS, if I change that to =0, does it just go to DOS or does it automatically go to Win2k??
It will go right to C:>. Of course you have to pick the Win98 choice from the boot menu. You could even rename the choice in boot.ini if you wanted.
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Much obliged.

I edited BOOT.INI so that the timeout is now 5 seconds and the default =C:\

Also edited autoexec.bat to load the mouse driver and boot straight into ArcadeOS.

THANKS!

Work on my MAME cabinet is progressing nicely.

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