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2GB of ram: xmsdsk not working


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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

I am trying to get Windows 98se to boot with 2.5GB of ram. I tried using "xmsdsk.exe 2048000" but the boot just gets stuck at the loading screen. I then tried with 512mb of physical ram and "xmsdsk.exe 256000" but then I get "While initializing device IOS: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer."


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#2 mauguilar

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 02:07 PM

here http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=333688

     

         http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253912



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 03:10 PM

I need to have at least 2gb of ram, because I am dual-booting Windows 7 as well.  I do not need to utilize all the ram in the computer for 98.



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:41 AM

I had the same problem (2gb of ram and all), it turned out my partition was too large.

Try resizing your Windows 98/MS-DOS partition to 2GB and see if that helps.


Have you tried turning it off and on again?





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