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Microsoft KB Archive/105557

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HIMEM.SYS Verbose and Quiet Switches

Article ID: 105557

Article Last Modified on 11/18/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q105557


Although it seem contradictory, HIMEM.SYS supports both Quiet (/Q) and Verbose (/VERBOSE or /V) switches.


Without either switch specified on the DEVICE= command in the CONFIG.SYS file, HIMEM.SYS displays only one message during system startup (unless an error occurs):

HIMEM is testing extended memory...

If you specify the Quiet switch, no messages are displayed at system startup unless an error occurs.

If you specify the Verbose switch, HIMEM.SYS displays all status and error messages while loading.

Additional query words: 6.22 6.20 quite

Keywords: KB105557