DOSSHELL.VID Not Compatible with AT&T BIOS 1.21 and Earlier (75086)

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

This article was previously published under Q75086


Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0 Shell will not work correctly if the DOSSHELL.VID file is in the DOS directory and the machine has AT&T BIOS version 1.21 or earlier. If this is the case, you must remove or delete the DOSSHELL.VID file for Shell to work correctly.

Another solution is to obtain a BIOS upgrade from AT&T. To obtain the latest BIOS version, call AT&T.


If DOSSHELL.VID file is located in the DOS directory, you will not be able to access the top menu bar in Shell. ALT+CTRL, ALT+F, and F10 will not access the menu bar.

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Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB75086