LOADHIGH Command with Non MS-DOS Command Interpreter (78289)

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 Q78289


The following error messages may be displayed if you use the LOADHIGH command with a third-party command interpreter:

Unknown or Unrecognized Command Loadhigh


Unknown or Unrecognized Command LH
The above errors occur if you invoke the LOADHIGH or LH command from the command prompt or from the AUTOEXEC.BAT file with a command interpreter other than COMMAND.COM.


The internal MS-DOS LOADHIGH (LH) command may not be recognized if you are using a command interpreter other than COMMAND.COM. For example, releases earlier than 4.0 of the JP Software command interpreter 4DOS do not correctly recognize the LOADHIGH command. If this is the case, the SHELL statement in CONFIG.SYS might read as follows

shell=[drive]:\[dir]\[filename.ext] [drive]:\[dir]\ /p

(where [drive] and [dir] are the drive and directory location of the command interpreter, and FILENAME.EXT is the name of the command interpreter).


If the SHELL statement refers to a filename other than COMMAND.COM, replace it with the MS-DOS 5.0 or later COMMAND.COM (and its correct drive and path). Save the file and reboot the computer. You can now use the LOADHIGH (LH) command from the MS-DOS command prompt or from the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

The JP Software 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.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 5/12/2003
Keywords: KB78289