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    Boot with DOS session open

    We are automatically rebooting Win95 each day. Use a little tool that reboots the system for that. We have ran into a situation where we want to be able to make the reboot happen even if there is an existing DOS-session open (something which makes the existing boot-tool stop). How may this be done unattended?

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    Re: Boot with DOS session open

    I haven't had a Win95 machine available to me for a long time, so I don't have "true DOS" anywhere nearby. The command prompt in WinXP has, as one of its properties a tick-box called "Warn if active." I wonder if the DOS properties of YOUR DOS session has a similar characteristic that you could use to get the DOS session to be "willing" to close without an exit? What is the reboot tool you're using - does it not have any way around this problem?

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    Re: Boot with DOS session open

    I would investigate the results of a Google search for (say) shutdown utility "windows 95" and see whether any of the results allow you to terminate automatically a running DOS session. There are some which will reboot a 'pure' DOS PC, but this may have an unhappy effect on Windows 95. Sadly the wonderful PsShutdown utility only started in Windows NT.
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