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XMS driver not installed

 
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Reecer



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: XMS driver not installed Reply with quote

Windows 98 FE I guess. It is the older one.
The exact computer data is not available. Has a pentium III 500MHz processor with Modular BIOS v4.51PG
This is what I can get prior to the windows screen and message'Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer.'

It will not start in safe mode and gives this: HIMEM.SYS has detected unreadable XMS memory at address 01843646. XMS driver not installed.

I originally was trying to get the machine to read a USB card reader to transfer some files.

Can you help?

Thanks
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The error you report is usually associated with faulty RAM, however there can be other issues that can cause this.

When you get the Windows Protection Error, the error should be something like this:

While initializing device <device name> Windows Protection Error

What is the <device name>?
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