The Microsoft Guide to Managing Memory with DOS 5
DOS 5 doesn't perform memory management automatically, but it affords users with options that allow them to make choices based an their personal needs. Gookin shows users how to customize the PC for the extra memory now available. Assumes only some familiarity with DOS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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What Is Memory?
How Your Computer Uses Memory
Peeking at Memory
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386 enhanced mode 386-based computers 80286-based computers ANSI.SYS applications AUTOEXEC.BAT file batch files Chapter command loads command that loads computer's CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT CONFIG.SYS file configuration contiguous extended memory conventional memory create UMBs Debug Devicehigh and Loadhigh Devicehigh command disk cache display Doskey drive letter drivers and memory-resident EMM386.EXE device driver expanded memory manager expansion card extended memory specification following command hard disk High Memory Area HIMEM.SYS HIMEM.SYS device driver installed KB of conventional KB of extended kilobytes largest executable program load device drivers Loadhigh commands mand MB of memory Mem command memory-resident programs microprocessor Microsoft motherboard MS-DOS Optimize path programs into UMBs puter QEMM QRAM RAM chips RAM disk RAMDRIVE.SYS device driver real mode reboot your computer running Windows SIMM simulate expanded memory SMARTDRV.SYS specify Startup Disk subdirectory swap file switch third-party memory manager upper memory blocks video memory