Contents of the REBOOT.DOC file
REBOOT Ver.1.1 - Copyright 1987 William C. Parke.
REBOOT is a memory-resident utility which traps MS-DOS critical errors
and reboots the system when such an error occurs. The purpose of REBOOT
is to prevent system hang-up during unattended operation. For example,
a remote user may attempt to access a printer which is not on, or a disk
drive which is not recognized by DOS. Normally, the critical error
generates an "ABORT, RETRY, IGNORE (or FAIL) ?" question on the console
of the system. If no one responds on the keyboard, the system will wait
indefinitely, and the remote users will be locked out from using the PC
remotely. With REBOOT loaded, this message is not displayed. Instead,
the system reboots.
To continue the service of REBOOT after a booting procedure, REBOOT must
reside in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Use the syntax:
to load this program into memory.
REBOOT also lets you force either a cold boot or a warm boot operation
as a DOS command. This can be useful within a batch file when the
end of a program operation requires a fresh start of the system.
will force an immediate boot sequence without a memory test. This
is similar to the function of the CTRL-ALT-DEL keyboard reboot
will force an immediate boot sequence with a memory test. This
is similar to the sequence of operations which occur just after
the machine is turned on.