extendem memory handler error w/Hard Drive Me

August 21, 2010 at 19:53:00
Specs: Dos, Pentium 3, 256
Hello, I'm trying to use use Hard Drive Mechanic, which I've burnt as an image to CD, because I can't get the floppy to work on the pc in question. So, it does seem to want to start, but give an Error: Found an Extended Memory Handler, Reboot computer without xms driver... So ok, I've dealt with this before with floppies and I would like to edit the config.sys, described here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/do...
file that is supposed to be on the iso image from Allbootdisks.com (then reburn it...) Problem is, I can't find/see the config.sys file on the cd I've burnt, nor many other files that are on the list of files in the iso image. I have folder settings to view all files, in vista. Note, I'm preparing the cds on one pc then using them on my older pc, and the hard drive I wish to access is from a friend's Dell, but installed in my older pc.

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#1
August 21, 2010 at 22:54:22
Why not use a Linux LiveCD like Puppy5 ???

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#2
August 22, 2010 at 11:56:37
Thanks for responding so quickly. Well, I did as you suggested and, it worked. However I've still paid for HDM and would like to see it work, and actually I was hoping to enable the hard disk to boot again.

I managed to get the files out of the ISO with PowerISO, and reburn with an edited config.sys file as below.

[menu]
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
REM menuitem=HELP, View the Help file.
menudefault=CD,7
menucolor=7,0

[CD]
REM device=himem.sys /testmem:off
device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=btdosm.sys
device=flashpt.sys
device=btcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=aspi2dos.sys
device=aspi8dos.sys
device=aspi4dos.sys
device=aspi8u2.sys
device=aspicd.sys /D:mscd001

[NOCD]
REM device=himem.sys /testmem:off

[HELP]
REM device=himem.sys /testmem:off

[COMMON]
files=10
buffers=10
REM dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
REM devicehigh=ramdrive.sys /E 2048
lastdrive=z

This resulted in the same error, however. What other files need editing?


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