Type: Internal (2.0 and later)
Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to load device drivers into
This command allows you to use devices with your computer system that are
normally supported by DOS. Many installation programs will insert a
driver into your CONFIG.SYS file automatically. If you want to maintain
of your original CONFIG.SYS file, you should make a backup of it before
an installation program of this type. DOS executes device drivers in the
in which they appear in the CONFIG.SYS file. For some device drivers the
of execution is important.
For more information on the DEVICE command, refer to Chapter 6, Tips for
The following is a list of the device drivers provided with MS-DOS:
SMARTDRV.EXE has replaced SMARTDRV.SYS in DOS Version 6.0.
parameters Used to specify any parameters required by the device
They are passed by DOS to the driver when it is loaded into memory.
To use the file ANSI.SYS as the standard device driver, enter the
in your CONFIG.SYS file:
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