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Old 07-19-2006, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am getting the following error on my win98 se machine. "emm386 not installed. Insufficient memory". What do I need to do to fix this please?

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Let me see your config.sys file. Right click view in notepad.
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DEVICE=C:\ESSAUDIO.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DOS=HIGH,UMB,AUTO
FILESHIGH=80
BUFFERSHIGH=40,4
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CPQIDECD.SYS /D:IDECD001
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /P /E:2048
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Change it so it appears like this to see if it will help.

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB,AUTO
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DEVICE=C:\ESSAUDIO.SYS
FILESHIGH=80
BUFFERSHIGH=40,4
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CPQIDECD.SYS /D:IDECD001
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /P /E:2048
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nope. it's still there. If you know of anything else I can try please let me know and I will do it tomorrow as i am off to bed.

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Post the setting from the autoexec.bat also, right click and view with notepad.
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Also if you could post the how much RAM you have for the 98 machine and what you got running in the Msconfig/startup. What programs are started up and stuff.
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here they are

DEVICE=C:\ESSAUDIO.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DOS=HIGH,UMB,AUTO
FILESHIGH=80
BUFFERSHIGH=40,4
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CPQIDECD.SYS /D:IDECD001
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /P /E:2048


Autoexec.bat is the following:

C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\BOOTUP.EXE
@ECHO OFF


C:\ESSAUDIO.COM










SET Path=%Path%;"C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperLite\"
Set tvdumpflags=10
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Its recommended to use the sysedit to edit these file
1. Click Start and then Run
2. Type sysedit and pressing enter.


Set the config.sys file to:
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB,AUTO
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DEVICE=C:\ESSAUDIO.SYS
FILESHIGH=80
BUFFERSHIGH=40,4
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CPQIDECD.SYS /D:IDECD001
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /P /E:2048

Set the autoexec.bat to:
@ECHO OFF

SET Path=%Path%;"C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperLite\"
Set tvdumpflags=10

LH C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\BOOTUP.EXE
LH C:\ESSAUDIO.COM
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Try that, if it don't work it could be something with not having enough memory or a program loaded can be causing the message.
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