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Loads the device driver you specify into memory.

Syntax

device=[Drive:][Path] FileName [dd-parameters]

Parameters

[ Drive : ][ Path ] FileName   : Specifies the location and name of the device driver you want to load. Filename is required.

[ dd-parameters ] : Specifies any command-line information required by the device driver.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • Use the systemroot\System32\Config.nt file, or the equivalent startup file specified in a program's program information file (PIF), to load device drivers for the MS-DOS subsystem.

Examples

To use an ANSI escape sequence to control the screen and keyboard for the MS-DOS subsystem, type the following in your Config.nt or equivalent startup file:

device=c:\winnt\system32\ansi.sys

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Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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