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load only himem.sys

I have found an exact solution to a problem I am having...but I am unclear as to how only to load
himem.sys - how is this done ?



[from MS KB ]

To work around this behavior:
1.      Restart the computer. Press and hold down the CTRL key until the Startup menu appears.
2.      Choose Step-by-Step Confirmation, and load only Himem.sys. Press N for all other prompts.
3.      Run the SCANREG /RESTORE command.
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war1Commented:
Greetings, jetsonx !

At the Startup menu, you are choosing Step-by-Step Confirmation.  So each file to load, you are given an option to load or not load.  The instructions said when you come to Himem.sys, select Y for yes.

Best wishes!
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
The Startup Menu is the one that has a number of choices on it for different types of startup, for example, Normal mode, Safe mode, Command Prompt Only (boots you to DOS), and Step-by-Step Confirmation are some of the choices.  You will get this if you hold down the Ctrl key as your pc boots.  In Step-by-Step Confirmation mode, you will be asked for confirmation for each of the commands that is to be carried out from the files IO.SYS, CONFIG.SYS, and AUTOEXEC.BAT is carried out.  One of those commands is the following, which is in CONFIG.SYS:

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS

This loads HIMEM.SYS

So the Microsoft article wants you to reply Y (for Yes) when that command is executed, but N (for No) to all the others.  When all commands are either executed or not executed, you will be able to boot into Windows.  Then you would get to a DOS prompt from the Start Menu, and type in the command SCANREG /RESTORE.
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
war1 :) - pleased to meet you again!

there is no option for "step-by-step" confirmation.

All I get is safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt etc.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
What is the Microsoft article that you got your instructions from?
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:

hi Lee, its a dual operating sytem it has Win98 and Win2k on it.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=228779
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Ah, then how do you dual boot between them?  Do you use the Win2k boot loader, or Partition Magic, or some other method?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Whichever it is, I guess you will have to go through your menu option for choosing Win98 and then IMMEDIATELY start pressing the Ctrl key.  Maybe that will end up taking you to the Win9x Startup Menu.
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
lee, when I power up the system it kinda goes whch would you like to load :

Windows
Windows 2000

If I select Windows - Windows 98 starts to load , then pressing F7 I get the startup options
but "step by step confirmation" is not one of them.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Well actually it is F8 you can press or release, or else hold down Ctrl, to get to the Startup Menu.  And I believe the Win98 Startup Menu should look like this:

Windows 98 Startup Menu.
1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe Mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
7. Previous version of MS-DOS

That menu does have Safe mode command prompt only, but not Safe mode with networking, which I presume (like WinXP) is on the Win2k Advanced Options menu.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Maybe we can do it this way:  get into Win98, then type MSCONFIG in the Run dialog box off the Start Menu, click OK or hit Enter, then on the General tab of MSCONFIG's window, click on the Advanced button.  Then on the next dialog box that comes up, put a check mark next to Enable Startup Menu and click OK.  Then before you boot into Win98 again, you should be shown the Startup Menu for Win98 first...
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
ok Lee - just restarted work on it there and implemented your solution...it worked great!

Thanks v. much.

And Thanks war1.
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