Re: Where do I install ansi.sys on Windows ME?

Date: Sun Mar 11 2001 - 12:06:15 PST

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    In a message dated 3/11/01 2:55:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
    > I just got a Windows ME PC at home & am having problems! The path to
    >  ansi.sys is c:\windows\command\ansi.sys .
    Here's the Microsoft answer found at:
    The Ansi.sys device driver that is included with Microsoft Windows Millennium 
    Edition (Me) cannot be loaded in Windows Me. As a result, ANSI commands and 
    programs that require ANSI commands may not work with Windows Me. 
    This issue occurs because the "Device=" entries in the Config.sys file are 
    not processed by Windows Me. "Device=" entries in Config.sys are only 
    accessible when you start your computer in real mode (using a Windows Me 
    Startup disk). 
    To work around this issue, load Ansi.sys by using the Config.sys file on a 
    Windows Me Startup Disk. Also, to use ANSI commands (or programs that require 
    ANSI commands), start your computer in real mode. 
    This behavior is by design. 
    The MS-DOS Ansi.sys device driver provides more detailed control of the 
    console device (display and keyboard) than MS-DOS, and it can be loaded on 
    your computer by using Config.sys with previous versions of MS-DOS and 
    Windows. Because Windows Me does not support real mode device drivers, 
    Ansi.sys cannot be loaded in Windows Me. 
    For additional information about the removal of real mode support in 
    Microsoft Windows Me, click the article number below to view the article in 
    the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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