mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

Discussion forum for all Windows batch related topics.

Moderator: DosItHelp

Post Reply
Message
Author
taripo
Posts: 217
Joined: 01 Aug 2011 13:48

mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#1 Post by taripo » 28 Jan 2013 04:31

i've got this windows 98 boot disk
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=196

it's not bad.. but it doesn't have MODE.COM which I want, so as to set rate and delay, to make the keyboard more receptive.

I tried a "mode.com" from an ME boot disk but got the message like, incorrect dos version.

And what do people here use for their boot disks? 6.22? or like a 9X one eg DOS 7? presumably something with all the basic commands all there and working and no "incorrect dos/msdos version". Anything online with it?

Squashman
Expert
Posts: 4134
Joined: 23 Dec 2011 13:59

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#2 Post by Squashman » 28 Jan 2013 07:15

Haven't had the need for one for many years. Always got my boot disks from Bootdisk.com or allbootdisks.com/

taripo
Posts: 217
Joined: 01 Aug 2011 13:48

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#3 Post by taripo » 28 Jan 2013 07:40

Squashman wrote:Haven't had the need for one for many years. Always got my boot disks from Bootdisk.com or allbootdisks.com/


the site you suggest does not have MODE.COM on its Windows 98 boot disk and i'm asking about MODE.COM Notice it is not in the list.
http://www.allbootdisks.com/disk_contents/98.html

and all the bootdisk.com win98 disks don't have MODE.COM either.

!k
Expert
Posts: 378
Joined: 17 Oct 2009 08:30
Location: Russia

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#4 Post by !k » 28 Jan 2013 07:42

taripo wrote:incorrect dos version.
download _http://58.148.120.58/130128/01_98/WINDOWS/COMMAND/MODE.COM

or try setver.exe

taripo
Posts: 217
Joined: 01 Aug 2011 13:48

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#5 Post by taripo » 28 Jan 2013 08:51

I tried putting setver.exe from an msdos 6.22 boot disk on there.

i've put device=c:\abc\setver.exe in config.sys

then I see running c:\def\mode.com gives incorrect dos/msdos version

I try running setver.exe and it says it's not loaded and should be put in config.sys, though i've put it there.

it's a 98 boot disk so maybe it doesn't work 'cos it's a 6.22 setver.exe?

FWIW here's my config.sys it's a bit complicated looking I didn't write it, I got it from
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=196
but I just added setver.exe from a 6.22 boot disk, with a line in config.sys referring to setver.exe

When I execute setver.exe after loading it up, I find it says setver is not loaded. I doubt that's to do with my config.sys Though i'd guess that maybe it's either that, or the fact that it's from a 6.22 boot disk.

;DVD/CD-ROM/R/RW Boot Diskette
;created 12-01-98

;[common]
lastdrive=z
device=HIMEM.SYS /testmem:off
device=emm386.exe noems
device=c:\more3\setver.exe
;device=ramdrive.sys 1024 /e
dos=high,umb
files=60
buffers=30
stacks=9,256

[Menu]
menucolor=15,1
menuitem=SCSI,For systems with an Adaptec UW (SCSI) CD or DVD
menuitem=LVD,For systems with an Adaptec U2 (LVD) CD or DVD
menuitem=IDE,For systems with an IDE/Atapi CD or DVD (Default)
menudefault=IDE,0
;set menu default to IDE and by pass menu change "0" to = number of seconds

[SCSI]
devicehigh=cdrom\aspi8dos.sys /d
devicehigh=cdrom\aspi8cd.sys /d:Micron
;set cdrom=Micron

[LVD]
device=cdrom\ASPI8U2.SYS /d:Micron
DEVICE=cdrom\ASPICD.SYS /D:Micron
;set cdrom=Micron

[IDE]
devicehigh=cdrom\oakcdrom.sys /d:Micron
;set cdrom=Micron

;[common]
SET ENDFLAG=1
;Flag to denote the end of the config.sys file.

taripo
Posts: 217
Joined: 01 Aug 2011 13:48

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#6 Post by taripo » 05 Feb 2013 18:50

This mode.com from a win98 boot disk, which would be useful to me..
http://58.148.120.58/130128/01_98/WINDO ... D/MODE.COM

Is a broken link.

And no luck with setver.exe (or the one I have anyway copied from a 6.22 boot disk) as mentioned.

my setver.exe from msdos 6.22 isn't giving incorrect msdos version when I run it(good) but even with it loaded, the mode.com I am using still gives incorrect dos/msdos version so Maybe I need setver.exe from a win98 boot disk, but I don't have it.

abc0502
Posts: 1007
Joined: 26 Oct 2011 22:38
Location: Egypt

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#7 Post by abc0502 » 05 Feb 2013 19:07

Hi, I was searching about the use of MODE.COM and found Thesse links, This shows you how to creae it:
Link 1

And This one have Dos 6.22 Boot/System Disk Among other versions, I think that what you need
Link 2
But it seems that MODE.COM Only Exist in Windows ME Standard and Custom

I hope that help you :)

!k
Expert
Posts: 378
Joined: 17 Oct 2009 08:30
Location: Russia

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#8 Post by !k » 05 Feb 2013 21:03

taripo wrote:This mode.com from a win98 boot disk, which would be useful to me..
http://58.148.120.58/130128/01_98/WINDO ... D/MODE.COM

Is a broken link.
not broken: no hotlinking. he-he )

http://dllexedown.com/bbs/board.php?bo_ ... &wr_id=155

taripo
Posts: 217
Joined: 01 Aug 2011 13:48

Re: mode.com for a 98 boot disk?

#9 Post by taripo » 06 Feb 2013 06:03

thanks, that w98 mode.com worked! And that site's got w98 setver.exe so loads nicely too. I run setver it doesn't say it's not loaded, so it's loaded!

Post Reply