Microsoft KB Archive/105187
Article ID: 105187
Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003
- Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0a
- 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
This article was previously published under Q105187
MS-DOS Editor may stop responding (hang) if the MS-DOS environment is too small.
To correct this problem, edit your CONFIG.SYS file (using a text editor other than MS-DOS Editor) to increase the value specified by the /E parameter on your SHELL command. For example:
SHELL=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM C:\DOS\ /E:4096 /P
This sets the size of your MS-DOS environment to 4096 bytes.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS version 5.0, 5.0a, 6.0, 6.2, 6.21. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Additional query words: 6.22 5.00 5.00a 6.00 6.20