Amstrad Notebook Computer Hangs at "Starting MS-DOS..." Prompt (99649)
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 6.22
This article was previously published under Q99649
This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft
DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands
Your Amstrad ANB 386 PC notebook computer may appear to stop responding
(hang) at the "Starting MS-DOS..." prompt, but pressing a key allows the
machine to continue booting.
You can work around this problem by using MS-DOS Editor (EDIT.COM) to add
SWITCHES =/F to your CONFIG.SYS file.
If you are using MS-DOS 6.2 and DoubleSpace, you also need to add SWITCHES
= /F to your DBLSPACE.INI file. To do this, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:
SWITCHES=/F disables the two-second delay after the "Starting MS-DOS..."
message appears during startup.
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