Error Message re: ConfigSys and EMM386????

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Dan Mc

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On a Pentium 166 with 64 megs of RAM, this is the error we get on start up:

"There is not enough free conventional memory to check a drive.You may need to remark (REM) some device drivers from your CONFIG.SYS file. Or, in your CONFIG.SYS you may need to load the EMM386.EXE driver to load your other device drivers into Upper Memory Blocks using
DEVICEHIGH = statement."

I have no idea what the problem is. Suggestions???? (Thanks!)
 

Dan Mc

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Thanks for the super fast reply! So...how do I "completely ro-do" that????

Originally posted by Double Duece22
well the problem is simple to fix. First the system config needs to be totaly redone
 

TonyKlein

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Hi Dan,

Would you mind posting the contents of your Config.sys file here?
I'm assuming you can get Windows to start up here:

Go to Start/run and type Notepad /config.sys (there's a space after 'notepad'!)

Your config.sys will open in Notepad.
Go to Edit/Select all/copy.

Good luck,
 

Dan Mc

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Tony,

Wish I could do that, but the machine is my friend's and it's 700 miles from here.

Would reloading Win over itself make a diff? I believe he's using Win95B.
 

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It may, and it certainly can't do any harm.

You could try that.
 
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I have the there is not enough free conventional memory.

here is what my config.syss says:
REM To make a DOS Boot Diskette; See the file C:\DOSBOOT\DOSBOOT.TXT
dos=high,umb
buffers=40
device=c:\windows\himem.sys /testmem:eek:ff
rem The below DOS CD ROM driver is not required to run Windows 95.
DEVICE=c:\cdrom\FDATACD.SYS /D:IDECD000
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\DRVSPACE.SYS /MOVE

how do i fix this please?
 
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