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Special Edition Using MS-DOS® 6.22, Third Edition by Jim Cooper

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Appendix C. DOS Messages

General DOS Messages

DOS messages can be divided into two groups: general error messages and device error messages. The three types of general DOS messages are as follows:

  • Error messages—. These messages indicate that DOS has encountered a problem with a command or with the syntax you used. Execution stops when DOS displays an error message.

  • Warning messages—. These messages tell you that the next action you take might cause unwanted changes to files or to your system; they often include a prompt, which enables you to select an action.

  • Information messages—. These messages display needed information about your system's operation or your DOS version's performance. ...

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