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XMS Driver error message

By dhowardbgi ·
I am trying to setup a pc for use with Windows 98. When loading the Startup disk with cdrom support I get the following message:
Unable to control A20 line
XMS driver not loaded
Is there a solution to this. The harddrive only contains systems files.

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by david.hoey In reply to XMS Driver error message

IFYOU GET THE ERROR MESSAGE "UNABLE TO CONTROL A20 LINE" THIS INDICATES THAT HIMEM.SYS IS NOT LOADING PROPERLY AND CANNOT CREATE EXTENDED MEMORY. TECHNET HAS A WORKAROUND FOR THIS [Q96711. HOPE THIS HELPS

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by NTOz In reply to XMS Driver error message

This might be related to the autoexec.bat or config.sys on your floppy boot disk. Check out these KB's they are booting from hard disk but essentialy the same type of issues. This more then likely is the failure to load highmem.sys

Q73713 Q87239

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