MS-DOS 6 Upgrade Setup /M Erroneously Updates SYSTEM.INI (111965)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
This article was previously published under Q111965
After you perform a minimal installation of the MS-DOS 6 Upgrade (SETUP /M)
on a system with Microsoft Windows 3.x or Windows for Workgroups 3.x, the
following error message appears when you start Windows:
Cannot find a device that may be needed to run Windows in 386 enhanced
You need to run the Setup program again.
Press a key to continue..
At this point, the system stops responding (hangs).
If you use SETUP /M, the setup program incorrectly updates the [386Enh]
section of the Windows SYSTEM.INI file by replacing the line DEVICE=*VFD
with the following
where <directory> contains the current MS-DOS 6.0 files.
Since the installation of Microsoft Backup for Windows is not included in a
SETUP /M installation, the 386 enhanced mode virtual floppy device driver
used by the utility (VFINTD.386) is not present in the MS-DOS 6.0
directory, causing Windows to generate the error message.
To correct this problem, expand the file VFINTD.38_ from Disk 3 (in the
5.25-inch disk set) or Disk 2 (in the 3.5-inch disk set) of the MS-DOS 6.0
Upgrade disks to the MS-DOS 6.0 directory as VFINTD.386, or edit the
SYSTEM.INI file, remove the line
and replace it with
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