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Hi. my son recently tried to install a digital camera[through seriel port]. When he rebooted his computor, it would not boot up. He is getting a memory test failed message. I reformatted and reinstalled win98, but get the same error when win start up. Also get error saying himem.sys not found and xms driver not installed.
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Andrewr042600 earned 400 total points
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It certainly sounds like a RAM issue .. How old is the PC and what type of RAM does it have ie 168 pin SDRAM or 72 pin EDO/Fastpage .. Can you swap some RAM from another PC to test this ?? (Being concious of anti-static precautions) .. Himem will not load if it detects a memory fault and by re-installing Windows you've pretty well eliminated a software issue, which really only leaves hardware ..
Best of luck
Andrew
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Reset the Ram and it works fine.
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