i got HIMEM problems
Posted on 2003-02-22
hello for some reason my pc has been displaying this message
HIMEM is testing extended memory...done
Windows XMS Driver Version 3.95
Extended Memory Specification (XMS) Version 3.0
Copyright 1988-1995 Microsoft Corp.
Error: Himem.Sys has detected unreliable XMS
memory address 04000006 XMS Driver not installed.
To continue starting your computer, press Enter
I did exactly as it said, and this showed up;
Bad command or file name
HIMEM.SYS is missing
Make sure that the file is in your Windows
While initializing device vwin32:
Windows protection error. You need to restart your
I restarded in Safe mode with DOS, and checked the Windows file for HIMEM.SYS, the file was there.
Does anyone know what I have to do n order to fix this problem. I might need to reload the OS.
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Accepted Answer from pslh 11/08/2001 05:43PM PST
Use the Windows98 Startup floppy to boot up the computer.
At the C:\> prompt, rename the config.sys and autoexec.bat as config.old and autoexec.old
It looks like this.
C:\>rename config.sys config.old <hit enter>
C:\>rename autoexec.bat autoexec.old <hit enter>
Then transfer the system to the C:\ drive as
A:\>sys A: C: <hit enter>
Restart the computer without startup floppy to safe mode and then restart to normal mode.
Till you do not get the Himem error message.
Then at the normal desktop, rename the config.old and autoexec.old as config.sys and autoexec.bat.
Go to Start, run, type sysedit to open the config.sys.
In the config.sys, make certain the first line and second line to be like that: -
Save and exit.
Restart the computer.
Inspect if you get rid of that error message successfully.
i already did this and when i opened up the config.sys fileit was completely empty and iwas wondering if thats how it should be besides having these
and i was also wondering if it is normall for the pc to be working and then when i reboot or turn it off it displays the same message , it basicaly works when it wants