Modern RAM chips do not break down, so there is no need to check every single bit when booting each time. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. But if Himem detects a problem it will alert you with that message and halt the boot process into Safe Mode. Programm output however is of course not disabled. But some years later everybody was able to purchase graphic adapters that could display bitmapped graphics. I have tried – without success – the following:

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If windows is loaded it is set to the appropiate directoy, while it simply does not exist, if windows is not loaded at all. If dos recognizes that the program would not fit into the umb area it is loaded to conventional memory automatically, so you can not make any mistake when using this command. XMS driver not installed.

OS won’t load – ” has detected unreliable XMS memory “

This conversation is currently closed to new comments. Sep 14, Messages: There is a patch from Microsoft which you should definatively apply! But be warned that smartdrive by default enables a write back technique.


However if you have to use EMS you can modify your config. The hurry started inwhen Windows 3. Experience showed, that those two values provide the best performance. Just type dir after the C: The PC design was not really prepared for this and himdm software still used textmode.

To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. If it doesn’t detect anything wrong with it, your system is allowed to enter Safe Mode. All times are GMT By default this is set to c: Everyone owns the smartdrive memofy.

MIMEM.SYS has detected unreliable XMS memory

Log in or Sign up to hide this advert. If you think you’re an config. Delete some programs or buy a new hard disk. So we set two boundaries for windows.

Memor must log in or sign up to reply here. Default value is 32, but some programs want some more DMA buffer. That’s you bad stick of RAM. In fact Microsoft has prepared their software for the things we want to do. But you can just insert them. I got the system back today. Thanks mflynn and BillyBob for responding to my post.


But the jemory truth is, that you hiimem now back to MS-DOS, but your graphic card is still switched to gfx mode. So what lies in BB7FF??? The technician has stated that a he can find no problem and b MemDoc is unsuitable for testing this type of system because DocMem is DOS based.

Message 2 of 6. But with the introduction of Microsoft Windows things changed.

And there are some more 32K ready. CricketApr 5, If you don’t trust me you can modify them, but you won’t see any better difference. Remember that you put your frame address manually to the lowest possible location, so there is the highes amount of continueous memory left.