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  • EMS Problem

    I am having problem with a Windows ME system and EMS memory.

    When looking at DOS Shortcut RightClick/Properties/Memory it
    says EMS is disabled due to a "emm386 nomem statement in the
    Config.Sys file". Slight problem since Windows ME does NOT have
    a Config.Sys file.

    In the Microsoft knowledge base, I found "Cannot Configure
    Expanded Memory Support for a MS-DOS-Based Program" (topic no.
    Q275423) concerning "...may not run in Windows Millennium
    Edition (Me)"

    Further, "There is an EmmExclude or NoEMSDriver statement in
    your System.ini file, or your system may have insufficient
    upper memory area available for Windows to provide EMS memory
    in Windows. Windows Me does not support loading Emm386.exe from
    the Startup disk."
    Then,
    "Find the EmmExclude or NoEMSDriver statement in the [386enh]
    section, and then type a semicolon ( at the beginning of the
    line." Following is the the contents of the System.ini [386enh]
    section, Obviously, that isn't it.

    [386Enh]
    MinSPs=8
    ebios=*ebios
    woafont=dosapp.fon
    mouse=*vmouse, msmouse.vxd
    device=*dynapage
    device=*vcd
    device=*vpd
    device=*int13
    keyboard=*vkd
    display=*vdd,*vflatd

    Next, "...If this does not resolve the issue, add a
    "ReservePageFrame=yes" statement to the [386enh] section of
    the System.ini file." Tried that, still no success, still
    getting "emm386 nomem" indication.

    Also see:
    "Overview of Real Mode Removal from Windows Millennium Edition"
    (Q269524)

    Anyone have any ideas??

    Dennis Moore


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  • #2
    I suppose you don't want to upgrade to Win98SE...? If ME has some way of supporting TSRs or device drivers, you might do a search at your friendly neighborhood file library. There are other EMS drivers besides Microsoft's.

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    Tom Hanlin
    PowerBASIC Staff

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    • #3
      Hi

      Clicking on this link below may help:
      http://www.newfangled.san-jose.ca.us...nMSConfig.html

      I found that msconfig does not do what you want it to as is most of the time with doze . I needed to modify Me to allow a programme that opens more than 200 files at a time. I tied the msconfig approach and eventually had to edit the relevant ini files myself. VMHandles or something.

      Bobby Cage (forgotten his web address but I think he is a member) had an excellent workaround Me allowing you to be able to dual boot ala 3.1=:95/98 style.

      Hope this helps
      George

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      • #4
        More files handles: PerVmFiles= in [386Enh] of system.ini http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q269030


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        • #5
          Hi

          I did some further digging and found this site:
          http://members.aol.com/axcel216/newtip20.htm#9SMM

          It is dedicated to the information you need...and more!

          George




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