Not enough memory to start windows
Posted on 1998-01-04
I reinstalled Win 95 today. The drive had Windows on it once before but I began using it as a backup only drive. To save space I had deleted the Windows and DOS directories. Today I placed that drive back in service as the main drive and "reinstalled" Windows on it. WIndows detected that it had been installed before and I selected the option for a full reinstall.
When Windows first starts I get the error message "Not enough memory available to run Windows. Quit one or more programs or restart your computer."
Config.sys has the following lines:
Device=C:\Windows\eMM386.exe RAM ON
The ONLY thing I am loading in auotexec.bat is DOSKEY.
If I start with either the RAM drive OR DOSKEY remmed out I can start Windows. Now I don't really _need_ Doskey but that fact that I get this error leads me to beleive that something else is wrong. I have used a similar configuration on the last master drive with no problem. If I boot into Windows via safe-mode I have no trouble starting Windows. MSKB indicates that the error message results when a RAM drive is defined oas being over 15 megs, but I am well under that.
Running P75, stealth video card, SB 16 sound card, ComStar 33.6 modem, 32 megs RAM, Conner 540 HD.