MS-DOS Setup with LOCKIT Utility, Version 1.5 (78109)
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 Q78109
According to Security Microsystems Consultants, upgrading to MS-DOS version
5.0 or later with LOCKIT Utility version 1.5 installed may cause the
MS-DOS Setup program to default to the "Welcome to SETUP" message screen
that prompts for the setup to floppy disks routine.
The LOCKIT Utility is a password protection product of Security
During installation the LOCKIT Utility, the partition table and boot
sector of the hard disk are modified, and the following line is added
to the CONFIG.SYS file:
As a result, SETUP is unable to recognize the hard disk and defaults
to the setup to floppy disks routine.
LOCKIT Utility version 1.5 must be deleted before you upgrade to
MS-DOS 5.0 or later, and LOCKIT version 2.1 or later should be installed
after the upgrade.
Security Microsystems Consultants recommends the following steps when
upgrading to MS-DOS with LOCKIT Utility version 1.5:
• Uninstall LOCKIT Utility version 1.5 by following guidelines
outlined in LOCKIT documentation. (Do NOT disable the
DEVICE=CLEANDSK.DRV line in the CONFIG.SYS file or rename the
CONFIG.SYS to disable this utility. The hard disk is completely
inaccessible without the DEVICE=CLEANDSK.DRV driver enabled.)
• Install the MS-DOS Upgrade.
• Re-install LOCKIT Utility version 2.1 or later to use with MS-DOS
version 5.0 or later, or upgrade to version 3.0 for use with Windows
3.0 or 3.1.
For more information, contact Security Microsystems Consultants.
The LOCKIT product included here is manufactured by a vendor independent of
Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this
product's performance or reliability.
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