System Hangs When Booting with IBM Token Ring RPL (105273)
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 6.22
This article was previously published under Q105273
This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft
DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands
If your system boots using a first generation RPL chip in an IBM Token
Ring card, the system may stop responding (hang).
This problem occurs due to a timing problem between the RPL chip and
the MS-DOS 6 code used to pause the system during startup.
To work around this problem, upgrade to a later generation RPL chip or
add the following command to your CONFIG.SYS file:
If you are using MS-DOS 6.2 and DoubleSpace, you need to add the
SWITCHES=/F command to your DBLSPACE.INI file as well. To do so, type
"dblspace /switches=f" (without the quotation marks) at the MS-DOS
command prompt and then press ENTER.
NOTE: You need to contact the system administrator to have the
CONFIG.SYS file updated in the RPL chip.
An RPL chip is inserted in an IBM Token Ring card and provides remote
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