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posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 08:41 PM
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Ugh back for the third in in under a week.

I get this error message "EMM386 NOT INSTALLED" on startup. So I checked on the net for it and it says its a DOS file that allows more memory to be used or something like that. It said I need to install it using the device in config.sys. And I don't have any clue how to do that.

Help?




posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 08:55 PM
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This is XP...correct??

or 98?

[Edited on 7-7-2004 by dreamlandmafia]



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 08:57 PM
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I have Windows 98SE.

Never upgraded to XP yet, I'm hoping too by December.

Should I reinstall Windows?



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:00 PM
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MS Knowledge Base says

1. Using any text editor (such as Notepad), open the Config.sys file.
2. Locate the line that loads Emm386.exe, and then remove the following text from the beginning of the line:

rem -- by Windows 98 setup -

3. Save and then close the Config.sys file.
4. Restart the computer.

Try That.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:01 PM
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Ok I'll give it a shot thanks.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:05 PM
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I get this when I open Config.sys using Notepad

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE

And this using wordpad

[menu]
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
menuitem=HELP, View the Help file.
menudefault=CD,30
menucolor=7,0

[CD]
device=himem.sys /testmem
ff
device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=btdosm.sys
device=flashpt.sys
device=btcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=aspi2dos.sys
device=aspi8dos.sys
device=aspi4dos.sys
device=aspi8u2.sys
device=aspicd.sys /D:mscd001

[NOCD]
device=himem.sys /testmem
ff

[HELP]
device=himem.sys /testmem
ff

[COMMON]
files=10
buffers=10
dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
devicehigh=ramdrive.sys /E 2048
lastdrive=z


Edit: where those smilies are, theres supposed to be two 0s.

[Edited on 7-7-2004 by JediMaster]



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:05 PM
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Thats basicaly the only thing that I can find about maybe fixing the problem. You could maybe extract the contents of you 98SE disc and get the file, or...since you just reformatted, right?....you could reinstall.

Then I guess the above "fix" didnt work...

[Edited on 7-7-2004 by dreamlandmafia]


E_T

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by JediMaster
I get this when I open Config.sys using Notepad

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE

And this using wordpad

[menu]
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
...

Are they really showing same file?
File should be viewable with any text "editor" (even DOS edit)



Check MSDOSDRV.TXT and CONFIG.TXT files in Windows directory, there's info about these (good old) DOS era's drivers.


HIMEM.SYS should be before EMM386.
And basing on what Wordpad showes its "start command" is missing.

[Edited on 8-7-2004 by E_T]



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by JediMaster
I get this when I open Config.sys using Notepad

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE

And this using wordpad

[menu]
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
menuitem=HELP, View the Help file.
menudefault=CD,30
menucolor=7,0
(..)
[Edited on 7-7-2004 by JediMaster]

Almost like from Win 98 system/boot floppy.

As regarding your problem, I suggest you to delete both - config.sys and autoexec.bat and use windows native drivers. Or better, use config.sys with shell=C:\Windows\Win.com





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