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11-03-2000, 11:54 AM
I'm getting a bad HIMEM.SYS file when i try to boot up, im running windows95. what can i do?

11-03-2000, 01:05 PM
Welcome! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif Would you please post the contents of your config.sys file so we can see what's going on? Also, what happens after you get that error? Does the computer continue booting into Win95?


11-03-2000, 02:17 PM
himem.sys is the extended memory manager which allows the computer to access memory above 1 mb along with emm386.sys. the key here is that windows need more than the 1 mb to load windows. so windows will not load if himem is missing or corrupt. this is the concept someone correct me if im wrong. dont know exactly how to remedy this but i will definately have to look into it tonight. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Paleo Pete
11-03-2000, 11:38 PM
Boot to a win 95 Start Up disk and find out if himem.sys is there or not. If it's not, you can copy it onto the hard drive, I think it's on the win95 CD ROM, but I don't know where. running Find from Windows Explorer will find it. Once you find it, this command will copy it to the C:\Windows folder, where it should be:


The DOS prompt is shown here, but it will be a bit different, since you'll have to be in the folder it is found in, not just the root directory of D drive, which I am assuming is your CD ROM drive. The underscore ( _ ) is used here to denote a space, type spaces there, not the underscore.

Now, if your config.sys is correct, you should be in good shape.

If you had everything...Where would you put it?

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