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    MS-DOS Expanded (EMS) Memory? (XP SP-2 Prof)

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    I have a MS-DOS program that I

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    Re: MS-DOS Expanded (EMS) Memory? (XP SP-2 Prof)

    This brings back some memories. Quarterdeck, anyone?

    Have you tried giving actual numbers to any of the lines that are listed as "Auto"?

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    Re: MS-DOS Expanded (EMS) Memory? (XP SP-2 Prof)

    Yes without success

    I did find the following on a mskb search:

    Windows XP does not support Expanded Memory Specification (EMS). To use expanded memory, you must install an expanded memory device driver that conforms to version 4.0 of the Lotus/Intel/Microsoft Expanded Memory Specification (LIM EMS).

    I never had to anything special on other Win XP machines to activate EMS

    Any other clues?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: MS-DOS Expanded (EMS) Memory? (XP SP-2 Prof)

    Have you tried setting up "compatibility mode"?

    Assuming still in business, have you contacted the vendor of the program to find out what they recommend?

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    Re: MS-DOS Expanded (EMS) Memory? (XP SP-2 Prof)

    I found the following here with instructions to change the BIOS settings to enable EMS.
    "A small percentage of Windows 2000-based and XP-based computers (including some popular Dell models) do not support Expanded (EMS) Memory even after you follow the procedures for enabling EMS described elsewhere on this site. On such machines, abbreviation-expander software like Smartype and PRD+ will not load and function correctly, and WPDOS 5.1 will have less memory to work with than it needs. With some (probably not all) of these computers, you can enable EMS by making changes in the BIOS ("firmware") of your computer."

    If you don't know what you are doing, I'd recommend not doing this, as a mistake can render your PC useless. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MS-DOS Expanded (EMS) Memory? (XP SP-2 Prof)

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction

    Come to find out it was on board NIC card that was causing the conflict.

    Installing a new NIC card sovled the problem

    Thanks, John

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