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Microsoft KB Archive/102412

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NT Creates MSDOS.SYS and IO.SYS Files on IBM PC-DOS Machines

Article ID: 102412

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q102412


On IBM PC-DOS machines, Microsoft Windows NT creates MSDOS.SYS and IO.SYS ghost files.

These files are created so that setup programs that look for these files don't perform an incorrect installation when they are not found.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbsetup KB102412