Type: Internal (2.0 and later)
Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to load device drivers into conventional memory.
This command allows you to use devices with your computer system that are
not normally supported by DOS. Many installation programs will insert a device driver into
your CONFIG.SYS file automatically. If you want to maintain a copy of your original
CONFIG.SYS file, you should make a backup of it before running an installation program of
this type. DOS executes device drivers in the order in which they appear in the CONFIG.SYS
file. For some device drivers the order of execution is important.
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 driver. 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 following line in
your CONFIG.SYS file: