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In Windows 9x, what is required for the OS to start-up?
IO.SYS
MSDOS.SYS
COMMAND.COM
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Compton
In Windows 9x, what is NOT required for the OS to start-up?
CONFIG.SYS
HIMEM.SYS
EMM386.EXE
AUTOEXEC.BAT
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From the DOS prompt, what file extensions are executable?
.EXE
.COM
.BAT
ExComBat
Where is IO.SYS located and is it HIDDEN & READ ONLY?
Located in the root.

It IS hidden & read only
Where is MSDOS.SYS located and is it HIDDEN & READ ONLY?
Located in the root.

It IS hidden & read only
Where is CONFIG.SYS located and is it HIDDEN & READ ONLY?
Located in the root.

It IS hidden & read only
When IO.SYS is running, what is the first file it searches for?
CONFIG.SYS
What does IO.SYS search for after finding CONFIG.SYS?
MSDOS.SYS
What do the functions of the first few entries in MSDOS.SYS look like?
WinDir
WinBootDir
HostWinBootDrv
BootGUI
Win
Win
Ho
Bo
In MSDOS.SYS, what is WinDir?
Location of the Windows 9x directory.
In MSDOS.SYS, what is WinBootDir?
Location of the Windows 9x startup files.
In MSDOS.SYS, what is HostWinBootDrv?
Drive that is the Windows boot drive.
In MSDOS.SYS, what is BootGUI?
BootGUI=1, automatic graphical startup into Windows 9x is enabled.
BootGUI=0, the system boots to a command prompt
What loads after MSDOS.SYS?
COMMAND.COM
What does COMMAND.COM do?
Provides a command interface for users and executes the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, if present. If found, it then executes.
What is different from 95 and 98 at the GUI screen?
Windows 95 waits 2 seconds, while "Starting Windows 95" is displayed so that you can press a key to alter the boot process.

Windows 98 eliminated the 2 second wait and, in its place, allows you to hold down the CTRL key as it loads. If you do that, you will see the Startup Menu display.
In 9x, what file replaces DOS system files?
IO.SYS
Since IO.SYS files cannot be edited, how can you override the values?
Place the value in CONFIG.SYS