Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 123 / NOVEMBER 1990 / PAGE G-12


I was at a friend's house (who has an IBM), and when he turned on his computer all the programs booted automatically with something called a CONFIG.SYS file. Is there something for the 64 that can do this?


Your friend's IBM probably has a file called AUTOEXEC.BAT in the directory of Us default startup disk. DOS automativally executes whatever commands are in this file whenever the computer is switched on. This command is often used to load and run a commonly used program. The 128 has a similar autoboot feature for 128 programs, but it's unavailable for the 64 or for use with 64 programs. We did run a program for the 128 called Fast Boot (May 1987) that lets you insert a disk in the drive, turn on the computer, and have a 64 program appear on the screen.