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Error Message re: ConfigSys and EMM386????

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Dan Mc, Jan 3, 2002.

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  1. Dan Mc

    Dan Mc Thread Starter

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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!)
     
  2. Double Duece22

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    well the problem is simple to fix. First the system config needs to be totaly redone
     
  3. Dan Mc

    Dan Mc Thread Starter

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

     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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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,
     
  5. Dan Mc

    Dan Mc Thread Starter

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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.
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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

    You could try that.
     
  7. ravenshield

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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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