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XMS memory problem

By cwleng ·
My Windows 98 can bootup normally but the problem is when I try to bootup to safe mode this message prompt up in MS-DOS
" Himem is testing extended memory...done
Windows XMS driverversion 3.95
Extended memory specification(XMS)version 3.0
copyright 1988-1995 Microsoft Corp
error:Himem.sys has detected unreliable XMS memory at address 00C90F94 XMS driver not installed
To continue starting your computer,press enter."
After I press enter it display the next message
"Himem.sys missing"
make sure that the file is in your Windows directory Windows has stopped press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart computer"
Please advice from where to start troubleshoot on the problem I am facing
Thank you.

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by Parbo In reply to XMS memory problem

make sure the memory in your system is OK. check this technet article Q192397.

Is the file in the path where it looks for it and if so try to extract a new copy of it to that folder.
If the error still comes up try adding the switch /nomemtest (or something like that, it has been a long time so i cant remeber the exact switch)

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by churger In reply to XMS memory problem

Try to re-install windows. It will automatically put the himem.sys into the needed directory and will recreate the path info. Then everything should work perfectly.

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by jason In reply to XMS memory problem

you should first check to see that you do not have a bad RAM stick. Find and download a memory checking program from the internet. If you cannot get access to a program, take it to a computer shop near you. If the RAM checks OK the look to reinstalling windows over you current ver. I you do reinstall the best way is go to the windows\options\cabs folder and run setup. Make sure you have all your device drivers around or can get access to them. also when you get finished you may have to go into the registry and search for the 'autologon' key and delete it if you cannot save passwords anymore.
Please only do the above if you are capable and confident. Wrong moves in the registry and lack up drivers can be fatal to your windows install.

Hope this helps

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by tmway In reply to XMS memory problem

I have ran into this problem before. First you are probably running Norton Antivirus. If you are look at your autoexec.bat file and see if this line exists @C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVDX.EXE /Startup. If it does then put this line before it Set DOS16M=2 and save your changes then restart your computer and I believe your troubles are over.

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by deric_ykb1 In reply to XMS memory problem

I also got facing for this type problem, most of this problem is the RAM problem, u can trying to changing for the no problem RAM was using from the other PC if u got, make sure to check is really hardware problem or software problem.

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