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Microsoft KB Archive/103525

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Interactive Boot with Different Startup Batch File (/K)

Article ID: 103525

Article Last Modified on 11/18/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q103525


If your CONFIG.SYS file contains a SHELL command with the /K switch, which specifies a startup batch file in place of the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, and you use the Interactive Boot option (F8) to start your computer, you still receive the "Process AUTOEXEC.BAT (Y/N)?" prompt.


Regardless of the batch file you specify, you receive the "Process AUTOEXEC.BAT (Y/N)?" prompt. If you respond no, your other batch file is processed. If you respond yes, you are then prompted with the name of your other batch file and given a choice to run it.

If you want to boot interactively but skip the batch file, choose yes to the first prompt ("Process AUTOEXEC.BAT?") and no to the second prompt (when prompted with the name of the alternative batch file).

Additional query words: 6.22 6.20

Keywords: KB103525