PC-DOS option in Windows 7 boot RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently installed Windows 7 on an old IBM. It works fine except when I boot it, it gives me the option to boot from PC-DOS. It wouldn't be a huge problem except that there isn't a keyboard connected to the IBM, so I have to wait for the thirty seconds to be up. I've tried to use BCD Edit, and EasyBCD, but neither show PC-DOS as being a boot option. Is there a way to get rid of it?


    Max Miller

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:46 AM


  • How old is "old"?  :-)
    It's been a long time, but a few files come to mind, boot.ini and config.sys mainly. You may not have the boot.ini since it's Win7, but if it's an upgrade over the years, it may have been left behind.
    Once it's up, does MSCONFIG show that as an option anywhere?
    Is there any way for you to attach a keyboard and get into your BIOS settings? It may be from there.
    Kinda clutching at straws here; like I said, it's been a LONG time since I've seen anything with PC-DOS.

    SC Tom

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, May 7, 2012 6:06 AM
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 11:27 AM