Interactive Boot with Different Startup Batch File (/K) (103525)

The information in this article applies to:
    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 Q103525


If your CONFIG.SYS file contains a SHELL command with the /K switch, which specifies a startup batch file in place of the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, and you use the Interactive Boot option (F8) to start your computer, you still receive the "Process AUTOEXEC.BAT (Y/N)?" prompt.


Regardless of the batch file you specify, you receive the "Process AUTOEXEC.BAT (Y/N)?" prompt. If you respond no, your other batch file is processed. If you respond yes, you are then prompted with the name of your other batch file and given a choice to run it.

If you want to boot interactively but skip the batch file, choose yes to the first prompt ("Process AUTOEXEC.BAT?") and no to the second prompt (when prompted with the name of the alternative batch file).

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/18/1999
Keywords: KB103525