Using Compaq CACHE.EXE with MS-DOS 5.0 (74211)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q74211


COMPAQ DOS 4.01 contains a file called CACHE.EXE, which is similar to MS-DOS 5.0 SMARTDRV.SYS. It is incompatible with MS-DOS 5.0 unless you use the SETVER command to set the version to 4.01 or earlier.


To use CACHE.EXE, add the following statements to the CONFIG.SYS file:
To set the version, do the following:

    Type SETVER CACHE.EXE 4.01 and press ENTER.
    Reboot your computer.
CACHE.EXE should be enabled. Reference(s):

"Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference" version 5.0, pages 561-564

Compaq technical support: (800) 345-1518

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB74211