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Freeing up memory for DOS program in Win

By scott ·
I need to free up at least 600k of conventional memory to run a DOS program. I have tried all the suggestions of the software vendor including environment specs.I have entered all the lines in autoexc.nt and config.nt the vendor suggested. I have also entered the recommended settings for the program shortcut. The machine I am trying to run this program on is a Dell Optplex 110. I have tried reinstalling 2000 without the Dell programs. We are looking at purchasing additional machines and would like to run Win 2000.

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by curlergirl In reply to Freeing up memory for DOS ...

I know you don't want to hear this, but it sounds like this one might need more questions answered before any help is forthcoming. I also have a DOS program that requires, actually, 640K of DOS memory to run and I have absolutely no problem runningit on my Win2K workstation. What is happening that causes you to know you aren't getting the 600K? Out of environment space message? Something else? What is currently in your config.nt and autoexec.nt? One situation where I have found problems (in NT4.0 not Win2K at least so far) is when the program's batch files and/or menu executables take up too much memory. Sometimes this can be solved by creative PIFs and/or batch files of your own. I'm an old DOS hand, so if you can give me specifics I _might_ be able to help. Feel free to email!

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by scott In reply to Freeing up memory for DOS ...
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Freeing up memory for DOS program in Win

by zinnix In reply to Freeing up memory for DOS ...

Hello.

I have worked lot of hours to run a @!@% dos program on win2000.
I successed.
I can advice:
1) Be sure the dos program you run, is REALY using THE RIGHT config.nt and autoexec.nt
2) Be sure to look at this autoexec.nt. Mine was screwed!!
3) use FORCEDOS program to load 16bit apps.

Good Luck

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