To do this, you simply add HIGH to the lines loading up the drivers. Note the information under the “Type” column. That means that files written to the hard disk will not be written immidiately, but rather when either the cache is full or when smartdrive thinks it would be a good time to do so. EMM usually runs properly with the default values. If you windows runs fine you should start scandisk from time to time to check for errors. If there was an entry for Himem. SYS when they are found on the hard disk are:

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Reserves a specified range of segment addresses for Windows instead of for EMM TXT file contains a record of the current startup process for starting Windows. SYS file and certain entries unnecessary iinstall most instances.


The PC design was not really intsall for this and most software still used textmode. If some of the entries above are not listed in your msdos.

Even if you only want on configuration it does not hurt to enable this option. However if you have to use EMS you can modify your config.


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But today hard disks are so fast, that the speed advantadge of smartdrive is hardly noticable for normal work. Windows has many ways of manipulating the system core. Mostly you get many readme files you never want to read.

Cetin Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel And piece together the past and the future, T. But there was still lots of software to run on MS-DOS and people wanted to use those old software packages. Take some memory out of your machine if you can.

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I do NOT recommend the use of it. By default this is set to c: Insgall was helpful 0. How can this be? All programs listed here are drivers and tsr programs currently loaded.

It was a real problem for windows Me PCs.

MS-DOS EMM information and help

To give the operating system access to both the upper memory area and expanded instaall, use the ram switch.

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Normally you should have some close looks on every now program you install. SYS file similar to the following: EXE must precede any entry for devicehigh commands.


Using EMM to provide access to the upper memory area: Left to itself, EMM will allow all extended memory up to 32 Mb to be used as expanded memory if programs require it. Valid values for s are 0 and numbers in the range 32 through Valid values for address are in the ranges h through h and Ch through Eh, in increments of h. ejm386

Microsoft DOS EMM386 command

Proffitt Forum moderator June 30, 1: See paragraph 12 below. EMM usually runs properly with the default values. So fail save values would be: Because Windows does not support backfilled conventional memory, use the NoBackfill switch if your computer has less than K of conventional memory. Poster rated this answer 0 Votes. Perhaps you have instlal or still have those problems.