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a problem with emm 386 error

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when an error message such as emm 386 error at certain address .........what is the problem with the computer?
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Question by:huineng
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by:tuvi
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That means Emm386 is in Memory Conflict with some hardwares in your computer. Use the X switch to exclude the memory address from emm386
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by:semontgomery
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It also depends on the code the is displayed as to what the problem is.

EMM386 Exception error #xx @ xxxx:xxxxxxxx CODE xxxx

The first two "xx" represent what the actual error is (divide, debugger, breakpoint, etc.

The next "xxxx" represent the Code Segment, then the 8 "x"'s are the instruction pointer . Both show where in memory the error accured.

What is the exact error the you had?
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by:liebla
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If you have a PCI network interface card in your computer you should use em386.exe Version 4.49 which is delivered with MS DOS 6.22
DOS 6.20 contains only EMM386.EXE version 4.48
/V for emm386.exe in config.sys displays the version during startup
With versions before 4.49 it is possible that your PC is hanging when load the network drivers


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by:lonnier
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Use 'msd', microsoft debug to look at what sitting in the upper memory region from A0000 to FFFFF. Quarterdeck's 'mft' program is excellent for doing the look. You'll probable need a well placed 'exclusion' for the display card or the network card.
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rbr earned 50 total points
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Pls post the exact error messages. Which hardware have you installed (network card, ...)
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