Windows has many ways of manipulating the system core. The program evidently never checked whether the call actually succeeded. This conversation is currently closed to new comments. So, if you for any reason want to run any programs or commands before starting Windows, you can put them into this file. Users browsing this forum: So disabling this option can speed up your disk system a bit.

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So the user could run the game under Windows 95 if they chose to. Either buy a faster pc or install a better graphical operating system ros. The only time the used amount of xms memory seems normal is when the system is restarted in MS-DOS mode. Only when compiling large programs or when copying, deleting, compressing, moving many small files smartdrive has it’s use.

Then run the following command: Microsoft presented a standard for graphic user xs, so nearly everybody could use the new look.

Configuring your MS-DOS properly

May 3, at 9: Sets the compression to minimum fastest. Extended Memory is all main memory beyond 1 Mb.

Boot again and press F5. But you should not expect any speed increase wonders.

Experience showed, that those two values provide the best performance. This page was last edited on 29 Mayat If so, then it services the request. If you have 2 harddisks, both partitioned to 2 drives, then the first harddisk harddisk 0 will contain the logical drives C: The way this worked is that when a request to access XMS memory occurs, the Windows 95 XMS driver first checks if it is a handle that it knows about.

To achieve this you have to use memory managers that allow e. Well, the trouble was not the XMS memory size. States the name of the 2. If you never have touched your autoexec. If there are problems starting the computer, then as from DOS version cos.

Extended memory

So we install a second line in our config. But the graphics memory ends at AFFF. This option will show a nice menu at startup and you can choose between various configurations.

If you have never touched this file before and installed some programs it is normally in a very bad order. Often programs insert lines into you autoexec.

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Getting MS-DOS games to run on Windows 95: Not enough XMS handles

Extended memory is not accessible in real mode except for a small portion called the high memory area. If you don’t trust me you can modify them, but you won’t see any better difference. In DOS hardware and memory access is closely related to the standards defined by the x86 architecture.

Therefore I hereby pass on some advice about sms subject.