MS-DOS® Version 6.00



Label shots reprinted with permission from Microsoft® Corporation

Setup Screen:


Screen re-creation from original setup screen.
Screen Copyright ©Microsoft® Corporation

Package Contents:

Box shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft® Corporation
User Guide MS-DOS®, P/N: 59505
Registration Card,P/N: 38398
Certificate of Authenticity, P/N: 307-439-861
Diskette Envelope, P/N: n/a
Disk 1, P/N: n/a
Disk 2, P/N: n/a
Disk 3, P/N: n/a

Collector's notes:
Rated: Moderately available.
Estimated Value: Mint-$50 VG-$40 G-$35.

Vital Statistics:

Release Date: March, 1993
Disks in Set: 3
Diskette Form Factor:3.5", DS,HD 18 sectors per track
Capacity: 1.44Mb
Sector Size: 512 bytes
Disk Sides: 2
Total Tracks: 80
File System: FAT12



Version String (Sector 6B, Offset 134h):



C3 B0 03 CF 4D 53 20 44 4F 53 20 56 65 72 73 69 ¦     MS DOS Versi

6F 6E 20 36 20 28 43 29 43 6F 70 79 72 69 67 68 ¦ on 6 (C)Copyrigh

74 20 31 39 38 31 2D 31 39 39 33 20 4D 69 63 72 ¦ t 1981-1993 Micr

6F 73 6F 66 74 20 43 6F 72 70 20 4C 69 63 65 6E ¦ osoft Corp Licen

73 65 64 20 4D 61 74 65 72 69 61 6C 20 2D 20 50 ¦ sed Material - P

72 6F 70 65 72 74 79 20 6F 66 20 4D 69 63 72 6F ¦ roperty of Micro

73 6F 66 74 20 41 6C 6C 20 72 69 67 68 74 73 20 ¦ soft All rights

72 65 73 65 72 76 65 64 20 4E 55 4C 00 43 4F 4E ¦ reserved


File Listing:

Disk 1 Setup: 03/10/1993 06:00a 40,470 IO.SYS 03/10/1993 06:00a 38,138 MSDOS.SYS 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,421 8514.VI_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,260 ANSI.SY_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 11,165 ATTRIB.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 36 AUTOEXEC.BAT 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,617 CGA.GR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,775 CGA.IN_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,131 CGA.VI_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 12,907 CHKDSK.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,754 CHOICE.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 52,925 COMMAND.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 13 CONFIG.SYS 03/10/1993 06:00a 17,066 COUNTRY.SYS 03/10/1993 06:00a 51,214 DBLSPACE.BIN 03/10/1993 06:00a 15,715 DEBUG.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 75,033 DEFRAG.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,284 DEFRAG.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 7,253 DELTREE.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,723 DOSSETUP.INI 03/10/1993 06:00a 13,498 DOSSWAP.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 413 EDIT.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 18,186 EGA.CP_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,466 EGA.GR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,776 EGA.IN_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,684 EGA.SY_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,160 EGA.VI_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,318 EGAMONO.GR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 16,129 EXPAND.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 29,333 FDISK.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 22,717 FORMAT.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,636 HERC.GR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,271 HERC.VI_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 8,497 HIMEM.SY_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 14,983 KEYB.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 34,694 KEYBOARD.SYS 03/10/1993 06:00a 19,147 MEM.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 296 MONO.GR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,451 MONO.IN_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,546 MORE.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 11,659 MOVE.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 158,470 MSD.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 44,990 README.TXT 03/10/1993 06:00a 20,463 NETWORKS.TXT 03/10/1993 06:00a 7,036 NLSFUNC.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,899 PACKING.LST 03/10/1993 06:00a 194,309 QBASIC.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,282 RAMDRIVE.SY_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 23,328 RESTORE.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 71,974 SETUP.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,290 SETUP.MSG 03/10/1993 06:00a 13,793 SMARTDRV.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 9,379 SYS.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 12,738 UNFORMAT.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,198 VGA.GR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,355 VGA.VI_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,214 VGAMONO.GR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,661 WINA20.38_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 10,368 XCOPY.EX_ 59 File(s) 1,168,507 bytes 0 Dir(s) 272,896 bytes free 1,457,664 bytes total disk space. 79,360 bytes in 2 hidden files. 1,105,408 bytes in 57 files. 272,896 bytes available on disk. 512 bytes in each allocation unit. 2,847 total allocation units on disk. 533 allocation units available on disk. Disk 2: 03/10/1993 06:00a 7,462 APPEND.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,657 DISKCOMP.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 7,382 DISKCOPY.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 9,796 DISPLAY.SY_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,492 DOSHELP.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,217 DOSKEY.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,907 DOSSHELL.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 142,511 DOSSHELL.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,027 DRIVER.SY_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 15,709 EDIT.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 7,539 FASTHELP.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 7,783 FASTOPEN.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 12,065 FC.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,877 FIND.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 11,327 GRAPHICS.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,883 GRAPHICS.PR_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 413 HELP.COM 03/10/1993 06:00a 263,819 HELP.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,176 LABEL.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 649 LOADFIX.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 14,849 MODE.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 69,066 MSBACKFB.OVL 03/10/1993 06:00a 72,474 MSBACKFR.OVL 03/10/1993 06:00a 2,487 MSBACKUP.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 133,952 MSBACKUP.OVL 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,956 MWBACKF.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 30,277 MWBACKR.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 159,138 MWBACKUP.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 141,281 MWBACKUP.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 5,549 POWER.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 9,614 PRINT.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 113,105 QBASIC.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 12,800 REPLACE.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 6,635 SETVER.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 8,116 SHARE.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 13,747 SMARTMON.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 7,319 SMARTMON.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,355 SORT.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 12,710 SUBST.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,753 TREE.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,289 VFINTD.38_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,266 COUNTRY.IC_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 22,791 EGA.IC_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 8,243 KEYBOARD.IC_ 44 File(s) 1,385,463 bytes 0 Dir(s) 61,952 bytes free 1,457,664 bytes total disk space. 1,395,712 bytes in 44 files. 61,952 bytes available on disk. 512 bytes in each allocation unit. 2,847 total allocation units on disk. 121 allocation units available on disk. Disk 3: 03/10/1993 06:00a 16,770 CHKSTATE.SY_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 170,947 DBLSPACE.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 22,203 DBLSPACE.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,060 DBLSPACE.IN_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 339 DBLSPACE.SYS 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,205 DBLWIN.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 48,773 DOSSHELL.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 48,725 EMM386.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 10,720 INTERLNK.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 26,343 INTERSVR.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 118,660 MEMMAKER.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 5,980 MEMMAKER.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 800 MEMMAKER.IN_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 950 MONOUMB.38_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 172,198 MSAV.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 12,230 MSAV.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 17,796 MSAVHELP.OV_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 11,473 MSAVIRUS.LS_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 63,098 MSBACKDB.OVL 03/10/1993 06:00a 66,906 MSBACKDR.OVL 03/10/1993 06:00a 112,396 MSBACKUP.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 18,549 MSBCONFG.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 47,210 MSBCONFG.OVL 03/10/1993 06:00a 25,377 MSCDEX.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 8,376 MSTOOLS.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 65,629 MWAV.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 12,070 MWAV.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 23,085 MWAVABSI.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 10,232 MWAVDLG.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 19,702 MWAVDOSL.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,219 MWAVDRVL.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 9,569 MWAVMGR.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 70,797 MWAVSCAN.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 3,983 MWAVSOS.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 8,445 MWAVTSR.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 18,094 MWGRAFIC.DL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 65,900 MWUNDEL.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 17,458 MWUNDEL.HL_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 4,136 SIZER.EX_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 26,420 UNDELETE.EXE 03/10/1993 06:00a 33,046 VSAFE.CO_ 03/10/1993 06:00a 1,071 WNTOOLS.GR_ 42 File(s) 1,425,940 bytes 0 Dir(s) 20,480 bytes free 1,457,664 bytes total disk space. 1,437,184 bytes in 42 files. 20,480 bytes available on disk. 512 bytes in each allocation unit. 2,847 total allocation units on disk. 40 allocation units available on disk.

MD5 Signatures:

IO SYS 6ACBBE231620A5B5DAB2D9A36084E467 MSDOS COM 1F2182CE45C20B7CB5C04B831D8EF1C9 COMMAND COM 2DBD2228127F042B5D8B302D2A2F91C4 VER Command: MS-DOS Version 6.00

Version History:

Superceeds Ms-DOS® 5.0x. Version 6.0 was the introduction of DBLSPACE.EXE, Microsoft® Corporation's disk compression program. It worked on both floppies and hard drives. A new switch /c was added to the DIR command to indicate compression states on file listings. This was also the debut of MEMMAKER.EXE, an automatic configuration adjustment tool to optimize base memory by locating device drivers high at specific addresses. Other additions included a backup utility, an anti-virus program, and UNDELETE.EXE to recover deleted files. This was the first version to include the ability of the CONFIG.SYS file to have multiple configurations. There was also a diagnostic program called MSD.EXE that summarized hardware and software configuration on the system.