Msdos.sys and starting from Dos instead of Win98

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    Question Msdos.sys and starting from Dos instead of Win98

    In the past I've always edited the file msdos.sys to set up my computer to boot from dos instead of windows... I just reinstalled windows like a day ago... Msdos.sys isn't there, is there any other way I could change this? Or can I get the file?

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    if memory serves msdos.sys is a hidden file. On 98 the file has to be there for it finish boot.

    Trying opening a dos console, go to root, type attrib msdos.sys and then see if you get a response.

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    thanks, it was a hidden file, I forgot to change the view settings.

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    During boot up you could always press the Ctrl key repeatedly.
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    >>ctrl key

    or F8 or del or whatever it's set to recognize, i've seen F8 more often than not.
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