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Machine Hangs Using HIMEM /TESTMEM

Article ID: 105792

Article Last Modified on 5/19/2001


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

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The memory test performed by HIMEM.SYS version 3.10 may fail (possibly causing your system to stop responding [hang]) if your machine uses a hardware cache controller.


Some hardware cache controllers do not handle 16-megabyte and 32-megabyte memory boundaries well. As a result, the HIMEM.SYS memory test fails.


To work around this problem, disable the hardware cache controller or contact your hardware vendor for assistance.

Additional query words: 6.22 6.20 memtest AMI BIOS Setup

Keywords: KB105792