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MS-DOS Upgrade Setup Doesn't Detect @ Symbol in AUTOEXEC.BAT

Article ID: 103537

Article Last Modified on 11/22/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

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If a command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file has a leading at sign (@), MS-DOS 6 Upgrade Setup does not analyze the line. For example, if you have "@CALL C:\PCKWIK\SUPERON" in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, MS-DOS 6 Upgrade Setup does not detect the PC-KWIK cache. As a result, you end up with two disk caches loaded at the same time.

NOTE: This problem does not occur with MS-DOS 6.2 Upgrade Setup because it correctly analyzes lines with leading @ signs. However, during the updating of your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, the @ sign is removed.


Microsoft does not recommend running two disk caches; be sure to disable one before you run Setup. To disable PC-KWIK, edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file with an ASCII text editor, such as MS-DOS Editor, and add the remark statement (REM) in front of the command for PC-KWIK. For example:

   rem @call c:\pckwik\superon

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