When you test RAM, test them 1 stick at a time. But is it really neccessary to delete entire programs? You may have to register before you can post: For full access please Register. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.

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Windows has many ways of manipulating the system core. Today I can’t even get the computer to load the OS. Share This Page Tweet.

MIMEM.SYS has detected unreliable XMS memory

But the graphics memory ends at AFFF. If you do not want to use 4DOS, leave this line out.

The power supply reads xmw both with a voltmeter and from the BIOS “health status” screen. Please take some time order your file. Please only do the above if you are capable and confident.

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If you use windows mainly you will not need this programm, since windows has its own built in file cache. It will automatically put the himem. Docmemory is frequently recommended http: After reboot smartdrive is not longer active and you’re on the save side again. But those methods are so badly programes that they are totally useless and only eat time. When I turn it on, Win98 begins to load until it gets to the point of displaying “HIMEM is testing extended memory” – then, after a few seconds it displays an error message about unreliable XMS memory at address B although the number and exact test changes from time to time.


Be sure to create a subdirectory for temp, as the root directory of a drive can only hold entries! Yes, my password is: Starting this dos shell is a little bit different from booting your system.

Himem.sys detected unreliable XMS Memory @ address ********* xms driver

Hope this helps 0 Votes. However he also stated that he had removed the RAM and tested it in another system.

Perhaps the FSB is set too high, or the power supply is weakening and can’t provide steady power to RAM, or some other problem with voltage regulation. Because there are some drivers, setup programs etc.

The easiest way to overclock is to crank up the FSB. But lets simply start with my autoexec. May 8, Messages: If you are look at your autoexec. Everyone owns the smartdrive program.

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My Windows 98 can bootup normally but the problem is when I try to bootup to safe mode this message prompt up in MS-DOS ” Himem is testing extended memory Message 4 of 6. If you do not load himem. Using 4 different backup hard drives – all of which I know were working fine, but now all of them produce the same result.


As the error I received only occurred when booting to Safe Mode, I assumed possibly wrongly that the same applied to Win I then set it to load optimized defaults and I’m back to the “unreliable XMS memory” message – this time at address D8.