Enable / Disable Function Keys on Boot Up

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Enable / Disable Function Keys on Boot Up (Windows 9x)
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By default Windows 9x enables the function keys on boot, these allow you to control the boot process. For example pressing F5 while the "Starting Windows 95..." message is displayed will boot Windows in Safe Mode.
1. Change the attributes for MSDOS.SYS so it is not 'Read Only', MSDOS.SYS is found in the root directory of your C:\ drive. Open the file using Notepad or another text editor (not Microsoft Word or any word processor).
2. Change the value of 'BootKeys=' to 'BootKeys=1' for enabled or 'BootKeys=0' for disabled.
3. Changes will take place on the next reboot.

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