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MSCDEX /M:xx under DOS 6.22 ?

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How to choose the /M:xx value in MSCDEX for DOS 6.22 ?

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by:ngpudding
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Just put any number you want (eg. /M:200 ) The /M:xx option only sets the amount of buffer for your CD-ROM drive. A larger value for xx can also bring a slight better performance to whatever games or apps running but takes up a significant amount of the 640K memory. If you want your games to run faster, invest in more RAM or a faster CD-ROM drive instead.
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by:PhL
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With /E you use no conventional memory so...
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Command Line Switches

The following is the command line for MSCDEX.EXE:

MSCDEX.EXE: /D:x /M:n /E /V /L:x /S /K

The following table defines the MSCDEX.EXE command-line switches:

Switch      Definition

/D:<device name> - Allows you to specify a name for the device driver. This name must be identical to the device name used in the CONFIG.SYS file.

/M:<n> - Specifies the number of sector buffers used to cache the path table of a CD-ROM disk. Typically, each drive should have a minimum of four to five buffers. The larger this number is, the less your computer will have to read directly from the CD-ROM drive.

/E - Tells MSCDEX.EXE to use expanded memory if your system is using expanded memory.

/V - Displays information on memory usage when you boot your PC.

/L:<drive letter> - Allows you to specify the letter you want to assign to the first CD-ROM drive.

/S - Allows the CD-ROM to be shared on MS-NET based systems.

/K - Tells MSCDEX.EXE to use any KANJI (Japanese)file structures, if present, rather than the default of alphanumeric file structures.

I hope this helped
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by:PhL
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I was intereseted with the effect on speed !
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