Qemm 7.0 Causes SWITCHES Prompt to Appear During Startup (103386)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
This article was previously published under Q103386
If you are running MS-DOS version 6.0 or 6.2 and you perform an
interactive boot (by pressing F8 at the "Starting MS-DOS" prompt) with
Qemm 7.0 installed, you receive the following prompt before the usual
"PROCESS AUTOEXEC.BAT [Y/N]" prompt is displayed:
If you are running MS-DOS 6.2 and you choose Y, the AUTOEXEC.BAT file
is processed, but you are not given the option to step through it line
This is a valid variable option for the CONFIG.SYS file. This prompt
appears regardless of whether the SWITCHES option is currently in the
NOTE: In the CONFIG.SYS file, the /N switch normally prevents you from
using the F5 and F8 keyboard options. The /F switch normally skips the
two-second delay after the "Starting MS-DOS" message is displayed.
The SWITCHES /N /F [Y/N] prompt appears as a result of the Qemm
LOADHI.COM command being added to the Shell= statement in the
CONFIG.SYS file. If you press F5, the system responds normally.
However, if you press F8, the system responds with the SWITCHES
prompt. Regardless of your choice, the AUTOEXEC.BAT file is processed.
Neither option affects the two-second delay after the "Starting
MS-DOS" message appears.
Remove the Qemm LOADHI.COM reference from the Shell= line. For
shell=c:\qemm loadhi.com /r:2 c:\dos\command.com c:\dos\ /p
This allows for the correct response to the question "PROCESS
AUTOEXEC.BAT [Y/N]"; however, the SWITCHES /N /F [Y/N] question still
appears. To remove the SWITCHES prompt, the Qemm device driver
DOSUP.SYS needs to be removed. This is the Qemm driver that loads
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independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise
regarding this product's performance or reliability.
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