Difficult to Use F5 & F8 Keys on Data General Computers (94666)

The information in this article applies to:
    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 Q94666


Data General machines may have difficulty accepting input from the F5 and F8 keys, which are used to bypass or step through the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files.


You must press the F5 or F8 key immediately after hearing the first beep from your computer BIOS at system startup. You may have to press the F5 or F8 key many times.

(On most computers, you have a few seconds to press the F5 or F8 key after you see the "Starting MS-DOS..." prompt and hear the beep.) For more information, contact Data General.

The products included here are manufactured by Data General, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB94666