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Creating a virtual hard drive

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I'm using Win95 - I have 64meg of current memory.

I would like to define say 32meg of RAM as a virtual
hard drive and then define an Access Database to this drive.
Can someone tell me how I do this?

Thanks - capital
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dumbscotty earned 100 total points
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You need to use the file RAMDRIVE.SYS in your config,sys.

Information on how to set this up is held at www.microsoft.com.   Go there, then use the SEARCH facility with the phrase to be searched as 'ramdrive' and the 'Support & Knowledge Base' button clicked.

I would have cut & pasted info in here, but there are ramifications about where the statement should go in the config.sys depending on whether you're using doublespace etc. etc. etc.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,
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by:capital052798
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dumbscotty
I've tried the search on www.microsoft.com but can't really see anything of a detailed nature that I require.
I'm really looking for someone who has actually used the virtual
hard drive route and the likely pitfalls.
e.g. having read up on this it would appear that the RAM drive should be 2.5 times greater than the Access MDB file etc. etc.
On the basis of what you have given me I'll give out 50 points rather than 100 for a more detail response.
Hope this is acceptable.
capital
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