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CONFIG.SYS

CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems. [1]

51 relations: A20 line, ANSI.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, Caps lock, Command-line interface, COMMAND.COM, CONFIG.SYS, Configuration file, Conventional memory, Design of the FAT file system, Device driver, DOS, DOS Plus, DR-DOS, EMM386, FASTOPEN, File Allocation Table, File Control Block, FlexOS, FreeDOS, High memory area, HIMEM.SYS, IBM Personal System/2, IBM PS/1, IBMBIO.COM, IBMDOS.COM, IO.SYS, IOPL, List of DOS commands, Long filename, MSDOS.SYS, Multiuser DOS, Num lock, Operating system, OS/2, Protection ring, PTS-DOS, Root directory, Scroll lock, SmartDrive, Terminate and stay resident program, Upper memory area, Virtual 8086 mode, Volume boot record, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Registry, Year 2000 problem, ..., 4DOS. Expand index (1 more) »

A20 line

The A20 or addressing line 20 is one of the electrical lines that make up the system bus of an x86-based computer system.

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ANSI.SYS

ANSI.SYS is a device driver in the DOS family of operating systems that provides extra console functions through ANSI escape sequences.

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AUTOEXEC.BAT

AUTOEXEC.BAT is a system file that was originally on DOS-type operating systems.

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Caps lock

Caps Lock is a button on a keyboard that changes if a letter should be capitalized or not.

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Command-line interface

A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface, and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

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COMMAND.COM

COMMAND.COM is the file-name of the default operating system shell for DOS operating systems and the default command line interpreter on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME.

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CONFIG.SYS

CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems.

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Configuration file

In computing, configuration files, or config files configure the initial settings for some computer programs.

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Conventional memory

In DOS memory management, conventional memory, also called base memory, is the first 640 kilobytes of the memory on IBM PC or compatible systems.

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Design of the FAT file system

A FAT file system is a specific type of computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.

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Device driver

In computing, a device driver (commonly referred to as a driver) is a computer program that operates or controls a particular type of device that is attached to a computer.

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DOS

DOS, short for disk operating system, is an acronym for several computer operating systems that were operated by using the command line.

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DOS Plus

DOS Plus (erroneously also known as DOS+) is an operating system written by Digital Research, first released in 1985.

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DR-DOS

DR-DOS (DR DOS, without hyphen up to and including v6.0) is an operating system of the DOS family, written for IBM PC-compatible personal computers.

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EMM386

The name EMM386 was used for the expanded memory managers of both Microsoft's MS-DOS and Digital Research's DR-DOS, which created expanded memory using extended memory on Intel 80386 CPUs.

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FASTOPEN

In computing, FASTOPEN was an MS-DOS TSR command, introduced in version 3.3, that provided to accelerated access to frequently used files and directories.

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File Allocation Table

File Allocation Table (FAT) is a computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.

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File Control Block

A File Control Block (FCB) is a file system structure in which the state of an open file is maintained.

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FlexOS

FlexOS was a modular real-time multi-user multi-tasking operating system (RTOS) designed for computer-integrated manufacturing, laboratory, retail and financial markets.

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FreeDOS

FreeDOS (formerly Free-DOS and PD-DOS) is a free operating system for IBM PC compatible computers.

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High memory area

In Memory management, the high memory area (HMA) is the RAM area consisting of 65520 bytes beyond the upper memory area of an IBM AT or compatible computer.

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HIMEM.SYS

HIMEM.SYS is a DOS device driver which allows DOS programs to store data in extended memory via the Extended Memory Specification (XMS).

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IBM Personal System/2

The Personal System/2 or PS/2 was IBM's third generation of personal computers released in 1987.

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IBM PS/1

Not to be confused with the Sony Playstation video game console, known informally as the PS1, or the PSone, the official name of the redesigned version of the same console. The IBM PS/1 was a brand for a line of personal computers and was IBM's return to the home market in 1990, five years after the IBM PCjr.

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IBMBIO.COM

IBMBIO.COM is the filename of the system initialization code and builtin device drivers in many DOS operating systems, and as such part of PC DOS and DR DOS 5.0 and higher (with the exception of DR-DOS 7.06).

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IBMDOS.COM

IBMDOS.COM is the filename of the DOS kernel.

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IO.SYS

IO.SYS is an essential part of MS-DOS and Windows 9x.

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IOPL

The IOPL (I/O Privilege level) flag is a flag found on all IA-32 compatible x86 CPUs.

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List of DOS commands

This article presents a list of commands used by x86 DOS operating systems.

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Long filename

Long filename (LFN) support is Microsoft's backward compatible extension of the 8.3 filename (short filename) naming scheme used in Microsoft DOS.

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MSDOS.SYS

MSDOS.SYS is a vital system file on MS-DOS and Windows 9x operating systems.

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Multiuser DOS

Multiuser DOS is a real-time multi-user multi-tasking operating system for IBM PC-compatible microcomputers.

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Num lock

Num Lock or Number Lock is a key on the numeric keypad of most computer keyboards.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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OS/2

OS/2 is a series of computer operating systems, initially created by Microsoft and IBM, then later developed by IBM exclusively.

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Protection ring

In computer science, hierarchical protection domains, often called protection rings, are mechanisms to protect data and functionality from faults (by improving fault tolerance) and malicious behaviour (by providing computer security).

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PTS-DOS

PTS-DOS is a disk operating system, a DOS clone, developed in Russia by PhysTechSoft.

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Root directory

In a computer file system, and primarily used in the Unix and Unix-like operating systems, the root directory is the first or top-most directory in a hierarchy.

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Scroll lock

Scroll lock (⤓ or ⇳) is a lock key (typically with an associated status light) on most IBM-compatible computer keyboards.

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SmartDrive

SmartDrive (or SMARTDRV) was a disk caching program shipped with MS-DOS versions 4.01 through 6.22 and Windows 3.0 through Windows 3.11.

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Terminate and stay resident program

In computers, a terminate and stay resident program (commonly referred to by the initialism TSR) is a computer program that uses a system call in DOS operating systems to return control of the computer to the operating system, as though the program has quit, but stays resident in computer memory so it can be reactivated by a hardware or software interrupt.

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Upper memory area

In DOS memory management, the upper memory area (UMA) refers to memory between the addresses of 640 KB and 1024 KB (0xA0000–0xFFFFF) in an IBM PC or compatible.

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Virtual 8086 mode

In the 80386 microprocessor and later, virtual 8086 mode (also called virtual real mode, V86-mode or VM86) allows the execution of real mode applications that are incapable of running directly in protected mode while the processor is running a protected mode operating system.

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Volume boot record

A Volume Boot Record (VBR) (also known as a volume boot sector, a partition boot record or a partition boot sector) is a type of boot sector introduced by the IBM Personal Computer.

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Windows 95

Windows 95 (codenamed Chicago) is a consumer-oriented operating system developed by Microsoft.

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Windows 98

Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system by Microsoft.

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Windows ME

Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows ME (marketed with the pronunciation of the pronoun "me", but commonly pronounced as an initialism, "M-E"), is a graphical operating system from Microsoft released to manufacturing in June 2000, and launched in September 2000.

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Windows NT

Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993.

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Windows Registry

Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Year 2000 problem

The Year 2000 problem (also known as the Y2K problem, the Millennium bug, the Y2K bug, or simply Y2K) was a problem for both digital (computer-related) and non-digital documentation and data storage situations that resulted from the practice of truncating a four-digit year to two digits.

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4DOS

4DOS is a command line interpreter by JP Software, designed to replace the default command interpreter COMMAND.COM in DOS and Windows 95/98/SE/ME.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONFIG.SYS

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