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By alan.robinson14 ·
Win98 pc. Many Games fail/crash/freeze.
at MSDOS Prompt keyed MEM /C /P.
Saw Extended Memory Tot 66,885,024, Used ?, Free 132,861,952.

Very strange actual Extended memory is 128MB. This is the value shown in Windows and all Windows based programs work well.

What is this ? and how come DOD doesn't recognise all the extended memory?

Young lad desperate for his Commander and Star Wars Games.

Any ideas

Alan

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by daleking In reply to Memory problem?

It would help to know what kind of error message you receive or what the system is actually doing? Also, have you checked the system requirements for the Commander and Star Wars Games you are talking about? If it calls for a Pentium II or better or whatever, does your system meet this requirement? Does your system meet the Video/Graphics requirement and does the DirectX Version meet the requirements.

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by opatzg In reply to Memory problem?

Another related problem you may be experiencing is from using FAT32 for your file allocation table instead of the DOS FAT16. This may continue to plague you. Do you need to boot in DOS to run the games? If so you'll need a memory manager set up in your config.sys as well as cdrom drivers, sound,... to make the game work.
I noticed on my new system with win98 and FAT32 that the old doom games would not even allow the install because they are not fat32 compliant and would end up corrupting myhard disk. Good luck

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by TheChas In reply to Memory problem?

DOS by itself will only recognize the first 640K of memory.

Foe DOS to use upper memory you need to install a memory manager such as emm386 from config.sys or autoexec.bat.
CAUTION unless you have to run applications from a true DOS prompt (bootinto DOS) DO NOT install emm386 in config or autoexec!

My first suggestion would be to look for updated drivers for the motherboard and video card.

If this is a PC with on-board (built-in) graphics, than a seperate video card will improve performance imensly.

Next, if Windows 98 has been on the PC for over 2 years, then, it would be worth your time to backup all data files and settings,
format the hard drive,
and re-install Windows.
Windows builds up a lot of extra files, and erroneos settings over time.
The simplest way to correct the problems is to start over with a clean fresh installation.

Chas

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by danielhoehnen In reply to Memory problem?

To run win 98 you need 256mb of memory if this is a memory problem.be certan you meet(or beet)system reqwirements!

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