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Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


Loads the device driver you specify into memory.


device=[Drive:][Path] FileName [DD-Parameters]

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

Specifies any command-line information required by the device driver.

Displays help at the command prompt.

  • 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.


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:


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Format Meaning


Information that the user must supply


Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

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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Code or program output

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