I recently upgraded to Windows 95 from MS-DOS 6.22. I do not have enough memory to run music with my applications, only sound effects; when I Shut Down and select "Restart in MS-DOS Mode".
Using a different sound card is not an option so please do not suggest this. I have looked on Search Engines for help and have tried modifying the config.sys file to include the lines:
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS I=B000-B7FF
I have also loaded certain drivers into High Memory by including DEVICEHIGH, and I have remarked out lines that load unnecessary drivers. I have also tried using MEMMAKER for DOS.
Making modifications to the config.sys file as advised online, has done absolutely nothing to free up memory. The computer does not even seem to acknowledge that the lines are present. MEMMAKER is the option I've tried that has freed up memory and I still encounter problems with sound.
I cannot provide you all with my config.sys and autoexec.bat files because I was forced to re-install MS-DOS 6.22.
Finally, I have tried pressing F8 when starting up and selecting: Run previous version of MS-DOS (option 7). At first, this works great and once again I am able to hear music with my applications. However, when I restart my computer or switch it off and on again, the machine hangs after detecting all the drives and I am forced to reinstall DOS, what a nightmare! Can anyone advise me on how to overcome this problem, and/or free up enough memory in Windows 95 so that I can hear music when I restart in MS-DOS mode?