ARCHIVED: In DOS 6.0 and 6.2, what should I do if I've messed up my CONFIG.SYS file and can't boot?
In DOS 6.0 and 6.2, you can bypass your
AUTOEXEC.BAT files by pressing
after seeing the "Starting MS-DOS" message on the screen.
You can also press
F8, which will cause DOS 6 to ask, for
each line in the
CONFIG.SYS file, whether you want to run
it. It will then ask you whether you want to run
AUTOEXEC.BAT (the whole batch file in 6.0, but in 6.2 you
can run one line at a time). This would allow you to boot with some,
but not all, lines of your
CONFIG.SYS file, and all, some, or
none of your
Finally, DOS 6 allows you to create "multiple boot" configurations in
AUTOEXEC.BAT files. See
your manual for details.
Last modified on March 31, 2010.