Re: JAWS for DOS

Gerald Levy

Well, for me DOS refers to the operating system that IBM introduced with its System 360 line of mainframe computers in the late 1960's. I worked with IBM DOS for years. Shows you how far back I go.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar Carlson" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS for DOS


DOS is "Disk Operating System". It comes from the old days of Apple 2+ or
earlier. On a PC, it used to be the operating system before Windows took

You can emulate a DOS session in Windows by typing CMD in the run command
line. The infamous C:\> prompt used to be something we all saw during our
computer sessions.

In any case, DOS is rarely used these days, except in special circumstances
as originally posted.
Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 14, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bhavesh" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 09:01
Subject: RE: JAWS for DOS

What is dos?

-original message-
Subject: RE: JAWS for DOS
From: Doris and Chris <>
Date: 17/12/2012 8.04 pm

I think you actually can use the more modern dos screenreaders like
asap or vocal eyes under an NT environment, i.e. in a console or you
can run your dos screenreader from a boot floppy and access your nt
system that way as long as the floppy has a driver to read the ntfs
file system on the nt box.


At 01:44 PM 12/17/2012 +0000, you wrote:
Good points. As I recall, you haven't been able to use a DOS
screenreader in anything later than Win98. That's why I finally
discontinued using my much-beloved ASAP.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:12 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS for DOS

Hello Carlos:

Yes, you can put JAWS for DOS on a 1.44 floppy Disk.

To my knowledge, you cannot use JFD to access the CMOS for a
motherboard in any way nor, can you use JFD to delete/wipe/erase the
CMOS settings for a motherboard.

If you know where the jumper that resets the CMOS to factory
defaults is located on your motherboard, change the jumper setting
and turn on your computer so that the reset of the CMOS can be performed.

After the CMOS has been reset to factory defaults, turn off the
computer and return the jumper to its original location, otherwise,
the CMOS will be reset to factory defaults, each time you turn on
your computer.

Unless you are really certain as to how the jumper on the
motherboard must be set to perform the CMOS reset function, I would
strongly recommend you get someone with vision, who is familiar with
motherboards to help you with this task.

Unless you are familiar with the CMOS of a particular motherboard,
if you are totally blind, you will need sighted assistance to make
the desired changes to the CMOS.



Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos Medrano" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2012 3:56 PM
Subject: JAWS for DOS


Can you put jaws for dos on a floppy disk? I need dos to wipe my CMOS
the only way that I can do it is off a dos floppy.



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