Microsoft KB Archive/49243

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Multiple Code Pages Must Be Prepared at Same Time PSS ID Number: Q49243 Article last modified on 01-20-1993 PSS database name: O_MSDOS

3.30 4.00 4.01


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft MS-DOS operating system versions 3.x, 4.00, and 4.01


I have the line “DEVICE=DISPLAY.SYS CON=(EGA,850,2)” in my CONFIG.SYS file, and I can’t prepare two code pages. Using “MODE CON CP”, I can see that there are two spaces for code pages; however, preparing a second code page causes the first one to be eliminated. How can I prepare two code pages?


Whatever you type replaces the same positional inside the parentheses with whatever was there. In other words, you need to prepare both code pages at the same time. For example:

MODE CON CODEPAGE PREPARE =((850,437)c:.cpi))

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