MS-DOS Upgrade: Unable to Start Premier 200, 210 (74625)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
• 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 Q74625
You install MS-DOS on a Premier 200 or 210 computer, and the computer
doesn't restart or operate properly.
The CMOS startup program used on the Premier 200 and 210 computers may
cause these computers to have problems after you upgrade you current
installation of MS-DOS. The Premier 200 and 210 computers use an internal
ROM startup instead of a floppy disk or hard drive CONFIG.SYS and
AUTOEXEC.BAT. MS-DOS cannot be copied to the internal ROM bootup.
The ROM startup must be disabled to configure the system correctly. (Note
that while MS-DOS cannot be copied to the internal ROM bootup, it can be
copied to a disk, allowing the system to start properly after the ROM
startup is disabled.)
To disable the ROM startup, follow these steps:
• Start the computer.
• Type CTRL+ALT+S to run the CMOS startup. (Note: You may have to do
this during startup, before problems occur.)
• Set the "boot device" to the hard disk or floppy disk, using F6 to
• Set the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files to the fixed disk, using
F6 to change selections.
• Press ESC to restart the computer.
The Premier products included here are manufactured by a vendor
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding these products' performance or reliability.
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