Microsoft KB Archive/58275

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Swapdisk=/E Switch Not Supported in Windows 3.0/3.1


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.0, 3.0a, 3.1, 3.11

The /E parameter for the WIN.INI file swapdisk= setting is not supported by Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.0, 3.0a, 3.1, or 3.11.

The swapdisk= /E option allows MS-DOS applications to be swapped directly to expanded memory under Microsoft Windows/286 versions 2.x.

Instead of using this parameter, create a RAM drive in expanded memory with the RAMDRIVE.SYS utility included with Windows 3.0, 3.0a, and 3.1, and swap to the RAM drive by placing its drive letter on the swapdisk= line.

Note that the swapdisk= setting applies to Windows 3.0, 3.0a, 3.1, 3.11 only in real (available only in 3.0 and 3.0a) and standard mode, not in 386 enhanced mode.

Additional query words: 3.0 3.00 3.0a 3.00a 3.1 3.10 3.11 win30 win31

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Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin300 kbWin300a kbWin310 kbWin311

Last Reviewed: October 29, 1999
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