Using MS-DOS 5

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Que, 1991 - Computers - 728 pages
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The most helpful book on DOS available--updated for the new DOS version 5.0. This easy-to-use guide mixes examples with productivity tips, hints, warnings, arror messages, and a full Command Reference. Also includes management efficiency techniques for disks, hardware devices, and batch files.

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Contents

The Role of DOS in Personal Computers
3
Putting DOS To Work for
161
Getting the Most from
364
Copyright

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Alt key ANSI.SYS applications program applications software ASCII attribute AUTOEXEC.BAT backup bad sectors batch file binary file boot boot disk boot sector button bytes Central Point Software Chapter characters CHCP CHDIR CHKDSK code page CODEPAGE cold boot Color Graphics Adapter COM files command line command prompt COMMAND.COM computer displays computer's CONFIG.SYS contains conventional memory copy create current directory cursor dBASE default default drive delete device driver dialog box DIR command directory name directory tree disk drive disk formats disk operating system disk partition Disk Utilities disk's DISKCOPY DOSKey drive and directory drive letter Editor Edlin end-of-file Enhanced Keyboard entry environment variable erase error example extended memory FDISK file allocation table file attributes file list file list area File menu file name file system file's floppy disk floppy disk drive floppy drive following command format GOTO command hard disk hard disk drive hexadecimal High Memory Area HIMEM.SYS IBM PC IBM Personal Computer incremental backup issue keyboard kilobytes list area load logged drive mand megabytes memory menu menu bar microfloppy microprocessor MKDIR mode mouse MS-DOS operating system optional parameter partition partition table path PC Tools platters press Enter printer program group program list area prompt QBasic RAM disk random-access memory read-only memory reboot reverse video RMDIR root directory screen scroll sectors Shell displays Shell window specified subdirectory switch syntax system files text box text mode track UNFORMAT upper memory area upper memory blocks users volume label Wild cards word processing XCOPY

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