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By electronics2667@yhoo.com` ·
My computer is tell me that it is missing the Himem.sys driver or file , or what every it is talhing about.


Thanks Leroy

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by bigduck In reply to Himem. sys

This is a driver that is loaded during bootup by windows so that it can take advantage of memory above 640k
If this file is miising windows will not boot because it cannot allocate enough memory.
If you have a DOS boot disk it should have this file. You can copy it back to the root of your hard drive.

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by electronics2667@yhoo.com` In reply to Himem. sys

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by TheChas In reply to Himem. sys

HIMEM.sys is a legacy DOS / Windows 3 file.

If you do NOT run DOS mode programs or drivers, you do NOT need HIMEM.sys.

From most versions of Windows, run sysedit from the run box on the start menu.

Look in Autoexec.bat and config.sys for a line that includes himem.sys

At the front of the line, add the word rem followed by a space.
save the changes, and exit sysedit.
When you boot up, the changes will be in place.
If everything runs fine, then you did not need himem.sys anyhow.
Wait a few days, and delete the line from the file(s).

For MOST Windows 9X and later systems, there is no reason to have any code in either autoexec or config.sys

If you find you need the file, and you have Windows 98 /Me, you can use the SystemFile Checker Utility (SFC in the run box) to replace a single file.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Himem. sys

Double checked myself.

Himem.sys is needed, it just should not be listed or called from autoexec or config

You can download the W95 and W98 versions here

http://www.drd.dyndns.org/index2.html
Just search for himem

I believe the correct loacation for the file is C:\Windows\System32

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Himem. sys

Checked on my W98 box.

Himem.sys is in 3 places on this PC.

C:\Windows
C:\Windows\Command\EBD

And, In 1 programs folder in the Program files folder.

It is possible that you have the Windows version, but lost the file for a specific application.

Chas

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by electronics2667@yhoo.com` In reply to Himem. sys

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by shakeelr7 In reply to Himem. sys

Hello,

This is the file whcih i was used after creation of 2MB Simm for using upper memory blocks for Windows 3.X

My friend in Dos u have to place a line in Config.sys file as.

Device=c:\dos\himem.sys.

If u r using Windows 9.x then during installation it automatically copy this file in Windows directory and initialize it in its configuration.

If it is somehow making problem then u could copy this file from some other system to ur system just copy Himem.sys file from some other system or from the if installation of Windows 98 CD rom to ur Windows system directory and soon ur problem will vanish if not working then also create a config.sys file at us system’s boot drive and copy it at root. Then write the same file with its exact location.

If anything u want to ask more about it please do not hesitate to contact me.

Bye

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by Dynamo2003 In reply to Himem. sys

Boot up on operating system CD and re-install to replace systems and bootup files.

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