I haven’t looked into aftermarket memory managers like MAX or QEMM because I heard many games are not compatible – can somebody provide comment on this? I’d like to keep them if at all possible. Also tried out a few of the console utilities they were using- figured it can’t hurt and I have memory to burn now So the final result is: Allows you to specify the last drive installed on the computer. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. So, if you for any reason want to run any programs or commands before starting Windows, you can put them into this file.

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VOGONS • View topic – Dos 6 conventional memory tricks

Loads the smartdrive disk cache utility into memory. Windows XP and later no longer use the autoexec. Didn’t bother replacing mscdex – would prefer compatibility. If you change this line, it needs to also be changed in devlcehigh config. Therefore I hereby pass on some advice about that subject.

An unbroken Upper Memory area is among other depending on the computers BIOS, the installed videocard and other plug-in cards installed in the computer. For games though, not so much use there.


Just disable the write cache on all drives. The move command is what tells drivespace to load in high memory.

Format a floppy diskette with lkads command: If there are problems starting the computer, then as from DOS version 6. BAT can be seen in the chapter: I loadds to setup DOS menus but not here, for simplicity. In the example above, the last device: After all, this is a gaming computer. It does takes up 30kb memory, but can be loaded in the UMB if available. Loads the mouse driver into memory.


The resident programs in version 7. A line used to specify the number of file control blocks for file sharing. EXE file in the root of your bootup drive usually C: The translation is awful in places and even more difficult to understand than the original English, but that goes for the Danish Microsoft MS-DOS ooads 7.

This page can devivehigh download ed in text format. It is not recommended this line be used unless you are using Windows 3. The order above provides the best utilization of the Upper Memory. F for more UMB.


Reset Post Submit Post. Stacker is presumed installed in C: Last edited by keropi on It can actually mess with some games too. Have to follow the readme.

Autoexec.bat and config.sys information

Using the native drivers removed all devicehih errors – either if using messy ducks There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. The amount of wasted space is among other things dependent on the size of the disk, as the waste is bigger on large disks, because DOS has to use larger clusters allocation units on large disks than on small disks. Smaller files typically results in more waste of space, as do large numbers of directories and subdirectories, because these also occupy 1 cluster each.

Last edited by DonutKing on It is best to use Stacker with minimum compression, and then at regular intervals run a full optimization with maximal compression by means of the command: