Notice that emm is normally installed by setup. This option is personal taste, but most people want this enabled. Thereafter you can edit the line in one of these two files where the problem occurred. The order of the lines should not be altered. Results 1 to 10 of The easiest way to overclock is to crank up the FSB.

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AlaricD – Thanks for the reply. As write accesses to the FAT of your hard disk are also cached in himrm.sys you can ruin you entire hard disk!

So, if you for any reason want to run any programs or commands before starting Windows, you can put them into this file. Now the SB setup programs can be run under windows, while the gravis software does not like to be started with windows in background. The translation is awful in places and even more difficult to understand than the original English, but that goes for the Danish Microsoft MS-DOS version 7.

But before we edit it, we have to get some overview of what our system think it needs.

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This occurred about a dozen times over days. As in all Microsoft configuration files this file is seperated in sections. As the user could plug in additional cards which could need some memory too, DEFFF xns reserved for card roms. When I turn it on, Win98 begins to load until it gets to the point of displaying “HIMEM is testing extended memory” – then, after a few seconds it displays an error message about unreliable XMS memory at address B although the number and exact test changes from time to time.


I have noticed that many users have little or hardly any knowledge of the basic configuration topics. The GNU file utilities ls, cp, rm, etc. This option enables the startup picture, so I disabled it. Be sure to create a subdirectory for temp, as the root directory of a drive can only hold entries! In the last years I have been asked very often to have a look at someone’s “autoexec”, because something was not working as expected. In the example above, the last device: If the Upper Memory in the address interval C to EFFF is unbroken, it should now, depending on the memory requirements for the CD-ROM and Mouse drivers, be possible to load all drivers and resident programs in Upper Memory, giving approximately Kb free memory can be checked with the command: Here might be something to obtain for other QEMM users.

Pulled out secondary IDE cable.

Configuring your MS-DOS properly

Default value is 32, but some programs want some more DMA buffer. This page was last modified on 5 Aprilat Uses only bytes of base memory. This can relocate your files physically on your hard disk. Provides power management and energy saving funtionality.


Himem.sys (XMS Driver Not Installed)

Loads Stacker in UMB. Programm output however is of course not disabled. The resident programs in version 7. BootMulti this option enables multiple boot configurations. Often when I stand in line in a computer store I have seldom seen that there isn’t a waiting lineI have experienced that a great many of the problems, the customers complains about, are due to improper setup of these two files.

I then set it to load optimized defaults and I’m back to the “unreliable XMS memory” message – this time at address D8. And we don’t need any of them. Privacy policy About Vogons Wiki Disclaimers. But not as bad a performance hit as not even being able to boot to Windows!

OS won’t load – ” has detected unreliable XMS memory “

If there are problems starting the computer, then as from DOS version 6. If you have never touched this file before and installed some programs it is normally in a very bad order. This tool is rather comfortable because it allows Real Mode configurations while still being able to load larger TSRs.

So we install a second line in our config.