How to install and configure MS-DOS 6.22 Image: Click Apply/OK and restart your computer. This puts Windows into a clean boot state. If cleaning helped you fix the error, good luck! If not, go to the General tab and uncheck Load system services, click Apply/OK and restart your computer.

1. On a Microsoft Windows computer, mode is a true MS-DOS environment. This allowed you to run old programs written right before Windows, or computers with limited resources, which allowed you to run a program. These days, all Windows options only have the real Windows command prompt, which allows you to navigate your computer through the welcome prompt.

Step 1

Launch | Control panel | Programs and features | Enable or disable Windows features. Expand Legacy Components and clear the NTVDM check box. Then click OK.

Open an MS-DOS command prompt from the Start menu. To do this, click “Start”, type cmd and press Enter.

2nd Step

Type “chkdsk drive: /r:” at the MS-DOS prompt and press Enter, where “drive” is the drive letter of the publicly recovered hard drive.

Step 3

If you encounter errors while running the MS-DOS Wonderful command, see the MS-DOS section for more information on each common command. Make sure your autoexec.bat and then config.sys are optimized. Change how tactics are loaded into memory, remove unnecessary lines, and reorder lines in your config.sys to speed up your new computer.

Type “Yes” and media “Enter” when prompted whether you want to continue or not. The memory scan will start. Any errors found in this way are automatically corrected.

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This walkthrough covers installing MS-DOS 6.22 from the original build discs. Why are you writing this in 2013? This is a very valid question and it also has several answers:

  • Setting up a fully functional DOS system can give you a good idea of ​​the evolution of computer technology. For vintage cars, this will be a stroll down memory lane; For young people who neverused DOS and never even saw it, it would be great to see with your own eyes how primitive DOS was and how powerful it can be today.
  • Interactive Physical DOS is the vast majority of authentic ways to (re)discover classic PC games. DOSBox poses an incredible challenge to DOS-enabled games on technologically innovative platforms, but in terms of sheer precision, especially the full memory management capability (which can be a game in itself), a true DOS system can be unbeatable.
  • There is not enough information on the Internet about MS-DOS. This makes sense since MS-DOS predates the Internet as we know it now, but I don’t want the understanding of this system to be lost. I also did a huge amount of research for this project. I want to document and share what I discovered and then re-learned for the future.
  • Perhaps most importantly, the reasons against? This project was inspired before the project to resurrect my own old Packard Bell, my first custom computer, on a cat.It was no accident that MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 worked. It was fun to rebuild and improve in terms of details, so now I’m doing the same in terms of software.
  • Give him more power. (Photo: Zlata Ivleva)
    Check your monitor. (Photo : Zlata Ivleva)
    Listen for the beep. (Photo: Michael Custer)
    Disconnect unnecessary USB devices.
    Reinstall hardware inside.
    Explore BIOS.
    Check for viruses using Live CD.
    Boot into safe mode.

    Honestly, if you don’t like old hardware or even software, then this is definitely not for you anymore. However, if you use my passion for technology, not primarily the newness, sharpness[1] in these modern times, but also the old and broken (and tried) of this morning that we brought there where everyone is today, I think you will be interested. If you need some old material lying around and I hope you follow me, but even if you don’t I think your site will still find some of it quite interesting to read.

    Close all honest programs and restart your computer.
    Press the “F8” key on your computer keyboard several times when the first boot option appears.
    Press the down arrow on your keyboard to select the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option.
    Press the “Enter” key to boot into DOS mode.

    If you want an easy-to-install DOS theme for variety with some modern conveniences, try FreeDOS. This is a great project that I really recommend. However, for this project, you usually (mostly) need the original, genuine MS-DOS installation.

    First start DOSBox and mount the DOS game index in it. You can then use DOSBox as if you were building an old DOS PC. If a game doesn’t work properly, a Google search for that game’s name and “DOSBox” will do the job, along with advice from other site visitors who set it up.

    Note. Please provide download links that I have developed for all software discussed in the appropriate section where it is discussed. Please include the original download location for each file if possible, but to make sure that these files no longer contain the official source (or a highly reputable source, in the case of files hosted on the incredibly unreliable Microsoft site), I have provided a link to a local copy that you can get instead.


  • Old equipment. If it has ISA connectors, you’re probably familiar with it; something newer might require a bit more work, but it should still be possible to install at least a great base working system.

  • Alternatively, you should be able to disable it and run it in a virtual server using VirtualBox VMware or Player, although as with the FreeDOS note above, I’m mainly interested in some kind of authentic experience for this project, in particular it is documented here.
  • A flimsy 3.5″ hard drive and at leastone floppy disk (two or more recommended). It might be possible to build a solution that also works from a bootable CD (see details if you prefer this way), but incredibly, MS-DOS is only meant to be installed using floppy disks.
  • MS-DOS 6.x installation media. Maybe if I suggest using or downloading the original installation media that people might have (in my problem I was able to remove the very original MS-DOS 6.2 floppy images from my Packard Bell recovery disk) or buy a set on eBay – if you want a real complete kit, the media site is pretty cheap. If you really don’t have access to copies and don’t want to go your current route on eBay, it’s pretty easy to find any copy online (I recommend the WinWorld software library). I don’t see any harm in it.
  • Patience, considerable experience with the CLI, and a willingness to successfully tinker with the process will take time, and you will likely run into issues from time to time that may take a little longer/require you toforce / Successful reflection. Part of the real experience is the journey itself, so if you’re immediately frustrated by a practical failure, don’t participate in this project. Basic command line interface experience was also expected; I hope I can give you enough guidance on how to use this project without gaining too much prior experience, otherwise I must assume that you are getting at least a basic familiarity with the command line.
  • Hint: I also recommend getting a copy of Universal Extractor or 7-Zip if you’re using Windows on your main machine, and/or p7zip and LHa for UNIX if you’re using Linux (both should be in your package). there is a control system). You may need to unpack some of the programs and drivers listed below on your main computer before copying them to a new DOS system, and some of them are already packaged in rather inexplicable (today) formats. These applications should cover all the software I tried to unpack. Therefore, by setting these tools on proI bet you will save time and effort.


  • RawWrite for Windows: If you don’t have physical media, you will probably need to burn floppy DVD images to real floppy disks. RawWrite was an easy way to do this on Windows. Linux can use this advice with dd (discussed below)
  • Creating A Disc

  • On Linux, use the following command: dd if=disk1.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync; synchronization
  • On Windows, run RawWrite and follow the instructions to burn the first disc.
  • Repeat the main process for all three installation files (you may also have a fourth CD/DVD; this will contain any additional utilities and is not required for the initial installation; see below for details)