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 PostPost subject: How to remove MS-DOS 7.0 Startup Menu and Warnings        Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:39 am 
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I am about to finish my MS-DOS 7.0 project and I've already removed many useless functions in IO.SYS (boot log, boot screen and etc.) but I am unable to remove the Startup Menu. Even if I completely zero it out or delete that part, when you press F8, it will still show up and instead of a fully functional one, it is blank screen.

The other thing is unused strings. I want to remove all of the unused strings or warnings related to Windows. The list:
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Windows 95 is now starting your MS-DOS-based program.

Windows 95 is now restarting...

Press Esc now to cancel MS-DOS mode and restart Windows 95...

There is an unrecognized command in your CONFIG.SYS file.

The following command in your CONFIG.SYS file is incorrect:

The sector size specified in this file is too large:

The following file is missing or corrupted: WIN.COM COMMAND.COM

There is an invalid country code or code page in your CONFIG.SYS file.

There is an error in the COUNTRY command in your CONFIG.SYS file.

There is not enough memory for the COUNTRY.SYS file.
Remove some drivers from your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again.

The configuration specified in your CONFIG.SYS file is too large for memory.
Remove some drivers, and then try again.

You have too many block devices specified in your CONFIG.SYS file.
Remove some disk drivers from your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again.

The STACKS setting(s) in your CONFIG.SYS file are incorrect.
Default stack settings will be used instead.

There is an error in your CONFIG.SYS file on line:

Warning: Logical drives past Z exist and will be ignored.

Windows is bypassing your startup files.

Windows is bypassing your startup files.
Minimal network support will be loaded if available.

Windows is starting the command prompt only.

Windows will prompt you to confirm each startup command.

Load DoubleSpace driver [Enter=Y,Esc=N]?

Load DriveSpace driver [Enter=Y,Esc=N]?

The compression driver cannot be set up correctly.
Get a version from your vendor that is compatible with this version of Windows.

Process the system registry [Enter=Y,Esc=N]?

Create a startup log file (BOOTLOG.TXT) [Enter=Y,Esc=N]?

Process your startup device drivers (CONFIG.SYS) [Enter=Y,Esc=N]?

Process your startup command file (AUTOEXEC.BAT) [Enter=Y,Esc=N]?

Load the Windows graphical user interface [Enter=Y,Esc=N]?

Warning: Windows has detected a registry/configuration error.
Choose Safe mode, to start Windows with a minimal set of drivers.

Warning: Windows has detected a compressed drive access error.
Choose Safe mode command prompt only, to help you identify the problem.

Warning: Windows did not finish loading on the previous attempt.
Choose Safe mode, to start Windows with a minimal set of drivers.

Warning: Windows multi-boot may not function correctly.
Check for system files in your root directory with conflicting extensions.

Warning: the system configuration manager failed to run.
Some of your real-mode device drivers may not initialize properly.

The BUFFERS setting(s) in your CONFIG.SYS file are too large.
Default buffer settings will be used instead.

A memory allocation error occurred during startup.
Restart your computer and select Interactive Start to identify the problem.

Warning: the high memory area (HMA) is not available.
Additional low memory (below 640K) will be used instead.

There is not enough memory for Windows.
Remove some drivers from your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again.

Your previous MS-DOS files were not found.

Your previous MS-DOS version is not supported.

MS-DOS startup failed.

Now loading your previous version of MS-DOS, please wait.

Invalid setting in the MSDOS.SYS file:

This version of Windows requires a 386 or better processor.

A20 hardware error.  Contact technical support to identify the problem.

An internal stack overflow has caused this session to be halted.
Change the STACKS setting in your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again.
If anybody can help, that will be appreciated very much

Regards,
ComputerHunter


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to remove MS-DOS 7.0 Startup Menu and Warnings        Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:11 am 
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Im just curious, why you need to remove all that?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to remove MS-DOS 7.0 Startup Menu and Warnings        Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:34 am 
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I now decided not to because I see no point.


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to remove MS-DOS 7.0 Startup Menu and Warnings        Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:49 am 
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It is only useful to remove stuff if you can shrink the file or need to add other stuff.

IO.SYS consists of three sections:
1. Main section.
2. Logo
3. Registry checker.

You can only get rid of sections 2 and 3.
This gets you down to 120KiB.

Those strings are not near the end of the Main Section so removing them will not shrink anything.


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to remove MS-DOS 7.0 Startup Menu and Warnings        Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:36 pm 
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Yeah, I know and I've already removed the bitmap and decided leave everything else unchanged except for a few string hacks.


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