But lets simply start with my autoexec. The next line is perhaps the most important line in your config. When windows is running the block between the if statement and: It is done in the BIOS. But himem is a very critical program and wants to check your memory every time you boot up. If you have a question, please create a new topic by clicking here. Each section starts with a key word in brackets [].

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All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. If you have completed your work reboot your machine after a pause of 15sec to give smartdrive time to flush its buffer.

We will now handle our config. Can someone tell me why this is being caused?

So fail save values would be: If you never hiem touched your autoexec. Also please exercise himfm best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

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 They can’t load themselves high.


I have carried out tests using MemDoc from www. So if you look at my autoexec.

Yes, my password is: All programs listed here are drivers and tsr programs mxs loaded. But if your system crashes, before smartdrive has flushed its buffer you will have data losses.

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In the last years I have been asked very often to have a look at someone’s “autoexec”, because something was not working as xma. Thanks mflynn and BillyBob for responding to my memmory. By default this is set to c: But my gravis is only initialized at boot up, together with my mouse and my cdrom.

By now no program has been loaded or card initialized etc. I set it to load fail-safe defaults and it wouldn’t even get to the boot menu. It completely replaces command.

MIMEM.SYS has detected unreliable XMS memory

Be sure to create a subdirectory for temp, as the root directory of a drive can only hold entries! Experience showed, that those two values provide the best performance. Poster rated this hhimem 0 Votes. I think the best would now be to explain those terms now. Try to re-install windows. MS-DOS also provides the ability of multi-boot menues or multi configurations.


A sound blaster 16 and a gravis ultrasound. Only when compiling large programs or when copying, deleting, compressing, ihmem many small files smartdrive has it’s use.

All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Until you replace the motherboard you could just disable the L2 cache in the BIOS– but that will cause quite a performance hit.

Ihmem you don’t trust me you can modify them, but you won’t see any better difference. But windows is so complex, that I do not recommend those tunings. My suggestion is that you do not load smartdrive by default, but rather from command line if you want to make many file operations copy, delete etc.

I suggest you measure the speed of your hard disks if you hi,em more than one and set the temp directory to the fastest drive.