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    Default boot order

    i always found it hard to remember the boot order, but found it easier to remember when i was informed of two hints:

    1) ymca

    2) i'm confused commented alice

    the first is, of course, a famous song by village people and is actually the one i remember better, as i just find the song amusing.

    swap the "y" for an "i" and you get:

    I = IO.SYS; M = MSDOS.SYS; C = CONFIG.SYS then COMMAND.COM; A = AUTOEXEC.BAT

    the "alice" line breaks up thus i(o.sys)'m(sdos.sys) con(fig.sys)fused comm(and.com)ented a(utoexec.bat)lice
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    I have to say that's an interesting catch.
    Effective also for rememberng the boot order
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    That's exactly how I remembered it when I was studying for the A+ tests.
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    You can make it easier to remember by understanding that:

    1) IO.SYS is your system basic drivers for any pc.
    2) MSDOS.SYS is what's loading the command.com
    3) CoMMAND.COM is required to interprete DOS COMMAND.
    4)CONFIG.SYs is what loads the drivers
    5)AUTOEXEC.bat is what loads into memory TSR, and that it is the last file.
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    1) IO.SYS is your system basic drivers for any pc.
    2) MSDOS.SYS is what's loading the command.com
    3) CoMMAND.COM is required to interprete DOS COMMAND.
    4)CONFIG.SYs is what loads the drivers
    5)AUTOEXEC.bat is what loads into memory TSR, and that it is the last file.
    That actually doesn't make is easier, you got them in the wrong order.

    Config.sys is processed before Command.com is loaded.
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    Default boot order

    Thanks for the YMCA suggestion, that is really usefull and I am sure that it help me remember the correct boot order as well as helping a lot of other people remember.
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    Default Boot sequence

    As the Beatles said in the song "do you want to know a secret"? You don't have to Memorize the boot sequence, just count the letters in each word IO.SYS =2, MSDOS.SYS=5, CONFIG.SYS=6, COMMAND.COM =7, AUTOEXEC.bat =8. Or,
    1. IO= 2
    2. MSDOS 5
    3. CONFIG 6
    4. COMMAND 7
    5. AUTOEXEC 8
    It's really not Rocket Science, just a natural Phenomenon. I don't even think Microsoft planned it that way.
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    Nice one jchurst!
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    I like to use I'M CONfident I'll COMMAND an A+

    I = IO.SYS; M = MSDOS.SYS; CON = CONFIG.SYS then COMMAND.COM; A = AUTOEXEC.BAT
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    All of these suggestions are awesome. Thanks to everyone for sharing!
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    Damn... these are good. I wish I would have had them for my test... I used flash cards
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    Quite a helpful thread.
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    Default Re: Boot sequence

    Quote Originally Posted by jchurst1
    As the Beatles said in the song "do you want to know a secret"? You don't have to Memorize the boot sequence, just count the letters in each word IO.SYS =2, MSDOS.SYS=5, CONFIG.SYS=6, COMMAND.COM =7, AUTOEXEC.bat =8. Or,
    1. IO= 2
    2. MSDOS 5
    3. CONFIG 6
    4. COMMAND 7
    5. AUTOEXEC 8
    It's really not Rocket Science, just a natural Phenomenon. I don't even think Microsoft planned it that way.
    Sounds familar, but this one completely slipped my mind....GREAT POST !!
    Plantwiz
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    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
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    These are awsome thankyou.

    But is this for 98 or 2000/XP?

    Thanks,
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    Or I just thought of one.

    IMCA = I M Confused Completely.

    io.sys, msdos.sys, config.sys, Command.com

    And by process of elimination the A for autoexec.bat is the only one left.

    Thanks,
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    HI THERE,
    I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS REMEMBERING THAT FOR A WEEK OR SO, WHAT A GREAT TIP

    THANKS : )
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