Major Operating System Files

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Major Operating System Files Windows 9x AUTOEXEC.BAT Plain text file. Batch file that executes command prompt instructions. Configures command prompt environment and loads TSRs. COMMAND.COM Command interpreter. Provides user interface to command prompt & processes keyboard commands. Contains other internal commands such as CD, COPY, VER, DIR. CONFIG.SYS Plain text file. Activates memory areas and loads real-mode device drivers using “DEVICE=” (Always use full path) EMM386.exe Simulates expanded memory for Windows. Requires HIMEM.SYS. HIMEM.SYS Extended memory manager (above 1 MB) that makes extended memory available to MS-DOS programs. Protects memory from being used by two programs at once. Use /TESTMEM:OFF to avoid memory test for faster boot. IO.SYS Hidden, System file. Must be first directory entry in the root in order to boot and first physical file on volume boot sector. Real-mode configuration manager. Contains information to start computer and read file system (FAT/FAT32). Reads
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course BUS bus312 taught by Professor Polansky during the Spring '09 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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