KEYB.COM, German 83/84 Key Keyboard, and Phoenix BIOS (77397)

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

This article was previously published under Q77397


Executing the following Debug script will correct problems caused by MS-DOS 5.0 or later KEYB.COM on a machine with a Phoenix BIOS and German 83/84 key keyboard. Symptoms include random machine lock ups or occasional difficulties recognizing the keyboard.


Note: The following Debug script is only valid with the release of KEYB.COM that has a file size of 14,986 bytes. If the file has another size, contact your computer manufacturer for assistance.

Steps to Use Debug

    From the directory containing your MS-DOS files, first make a backup copy of KEYB.COM using the following command:

    copy keyb.bak

    Type the following commands listed in the "User Input" column:
Screen               User
Output               Input                  Comment
------               -----                  -------

C:>                  Debug <ENTER> Starts Debug
-                    E10B8 <ENTER>          Edits byte 10B8h
XXXX:10B8 73.        EB <ENTER>             Changes byte 10B8h
-                    W <ENTER>              Writes change to KEYB.COM
Writing 03A8A bytes
-                    Q<ENTER>               Quits Debug

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/14/2003
Keywords: KB77397