Solved

EMM386.EXE won't install on Compaq Pentium Pro

Posted on 1999-01-06
2
355 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Error: Cannot set page frame base address.  

Config.sys looks like this:

device=c:\windows\himem.sys
device=c:\windows\emm386.exe

I have tried various options such as RAM, NOEMS, NOHIGHSCAN, etc. with no effect.  Have tried the option: frame=nnnn but also no improvement.  The config.sys and EMM386 work fine on earlier Compaqs (non-Pentium Pro machines).

I need expanded memory. Yes, expanded memory.
0
Comment
Question by:sullypa
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Leinss earned 50 total points
ID: 1761012
EMS memory can only be accessed through a 64k window and through small 16k pages established in the UMA. After this 64k is filled with data, the board rotates the filled segement out and a new, empty segment takes its place

The EMS section starts at D000.  So, if there are any cards in the system, you are going to have to do trial and error, unless the manual states what resources the card is using.  It sounds as one of your cards is using the memory at D000 and thus EMS can't create the frame it needs.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sullypa
ID: 1761013
worked with a frame address at e000
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is an article about Leadership and accepting and adapting to new challenges. It focuses mostly on upgrading to Windows 10.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question