What happens when you don't have the himem.sys in the windows folder?

Question

When opening Windows 95, I get an error message that says my himem.sys is missing

Answer

This question was answered on November 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This is the situationg, the HIMEM.SYS is missing Make sure that the file is in your Windows directory.

If you want to learn to fix follow this steps:

1-Restart the computer in Safe mode Command Prompt Only by pressing F8 at the bootup.

2-Type edit autoexec.bat to open the Autoexec.bat file in the DOS Edit program.

Type set dos16m=2 as the very first line in the file.

Press Alt F to open the file menu, and then press S to save the file.

Press Alt F to open the file menu, and then press X to exit the editor.

3-Restart the computer to see whether the problem is solved.

If this didn't work then try this another possibility:

1-Type edit config.sys to open the Config.sys file in the DOS Edit program The Config.sys file should include the following line You may need to append a space and /M:1 only or add the entire line.

device=c:\windows\himem.sys /m:1

Press Alt F to open the file menu, and then press S to save the file

Press Alt F to open the file menu, and then press X to exit the editor.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 6, 2003