Interactive Boot

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                                   │F8 ║

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                          and (cmd)?= processing.

                                        

  These features of DOS 6.0+ provide interactive control over execution of

  individual CONFIG.SYS commands.  DOS 6.2: Ctrl+F8 lets you control

  execution of individual commands in AUTOEXEC.BAT.



  During the System Startup Sequence, the message...



     Starting MS-DOS...



  ...appears and the system pauses for 2 seconds.  If you press F8 at this

  point, DOS displays...



     MS-DOS will prompt you to confirm each CONFIG.SYS command.



  ...and then prompts with...



     (command) [Y,N]?



  ...before executing each command.  Press Y to execute it or N to skip it.

  After the last command in CONFIG.SYS, DOS prompts with...



     Process AUTOEXEC.BAT [Y,N]?



  ...and you can skip AUTOEXEC.BAT by pressing Y.



    Note: With DOS 6.2+, if you start with Ctrl+F8, you will be prompted

          for action on each command in AUTOEXEC.BAT as well as CONFIG.SYS.



          This step-by-step batch processing can also be used with any

          batch file using the new COMMAND.COM syntax:



              Command /Y /C myBat.Bat



█ŢSkipping individual commandsŮ█

  You can place a question mark (?) after any CONFIG.SYS command to force

  DOS to verify whether you want to execute the command.  For instance...



     DEVICE?=RAMDRIVE.SYS 512



 ...will cause DOS to display...



     DEVICE=RAMDRIVE.SYS 512 [Y,N]?



 ...and you can press Y to execute it or N to skip it.



See Also: Clean Boot

          MultiConfig Menus

          SWITCHES= (/N disables Clean Boot; /F skips the 2-second delay)

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