MS-DOS 6.x ANSI.SYS Turns Off Menu Colors (95204)

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 Q95204


If you are loading the ANSI.SYS driver, MS-DOS multiple configuration colors set with the menucolor= setting are reset to the default colors.


The menucolor= setting in the CONFIG.SYS file allows you to define your menu colors. When ANSI.SYS is loaded through one of the menu blocks, the screen colors are reset. This occurs because ANSI.SYS is a block device for the console (CON). ANSI.SYS takes over all output to the console and manipulates the data in an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) format.

ANSI.SYS turns off the menu colors because it does not detect the previous state of the CON device.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB95204