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error: no xms driver installed

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cybret, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. cybret

    cybret Thread Starter

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    looking at a friends computer, on boot up messasge says "error: no xms driver installed". the computer is running extra slow with 256 ram,the os is me. how do you know what version driver to install and how would you go about installing the driver
     
  2. EvileYe

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    Hi cybret,
    An XMS error usually points to a bad stick of ram.
    Try reseating your existing ram, or if you have more than one stick of ram, take 1 out and reboot to see if the message still appears, then try the other stick.
     
  3. cybret

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    thanks for the help, i'll try it today and let you know how it worked out.
     
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    hi, i checked out the two memory sticks one at a time and still got the message, this time the messsage says "an extended memory manager is already installed"..."no xms driver" I also took everything out of the start-up except systray and exployer. he has a program in the computer called dap, it has something to do with accelleration? would this have any thing to do with it?.
     
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