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COMSPEC help needed [message #72777] Sat, 25 May 2013 10:52 Go to previous message
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Date: Mon, 9-Jul-84 10:26:00 EDT
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Posted: Mon Jul  9 10:26:00 1984
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The DOS 2.0 documentation for the SET command mentions that the
COMSPEC environment parameter indicates where DOS can find the
file COMMAND.COM when it has to be reloaded. (The command line
intepreter portion of COMMAND.COM resides in high memory and
a number of programs wipe this out - DOS automatically tries to
reload COMMAND.COM after these programs return control to DOS.)

My problem is this:  If I change the COMSPEC by issuing the

SET COMSPEC=B:\COMMAND.COM

command, my PC will still look on the A: disk for the COMMAND.COM
file when it needs to reload it.  This is particulary strange since
when I type SET (after I issue the above command), DOS indicates
that the COMSPEC should be B:\COMMAND.COM.

Any help on the above is appreciated.

Marc S. Meketon
hou2f!vifl
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