HELP: Insufficent memory to initialize Windows 3.1 in 386 enhanced mode

HELP: Insufficent memory to initialize Windows 3.1 in 386 enhanced mode

Post by Cary Y. Ts » Tue, 07 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Hi there:

After I load my IDE CD-ROM driver (from config.sys), I cannot start up
my windows 3.1 session. I get "Insufficent memory of phsical space to
initialize Windows 3.1 in 386 enhanced mode". I use "mem/c" to check
my memory usage, I find I still have 616K conventional memory and 86K
in UMB. MS-DOS is in high memory blocki, and system has 5.12M of XMS

I don't think I have the memory problem, it must be something else.
Please tell me what should I do to bring up the Windows 3.1 session.

Any information would be appreciated.

Cary Y. Tsai                                    Tel: +65 279-2264 (work)


1. Question: why won't windows work in enhanced mode on 386?

I have installed windows 3.1 on my system. It works fine in standard mode,
but when I try enhanced mode, I get the sign-on screen and the system
hangs. Occasionally, I get to the program manager, but as soon as I click
on something, the system hangs. Everything seems to be normal in standard
mode, but it doesn't work in enhanced mode.

The system has a AMI Mark IV 33mhz 80386 motherboard with 8MB ram and an
IDE drive. It has a boca vga card with a ET4000. I have let windows create
its own config.sys and autoexec.bat. I have also made sure that those 2
files had only what was needed for windows. The system can run OS/2 warp,
linux, and netware 3.12. I also work on my own 80386 protected mode stuff.
Everything except windows works, and I can't figure out why.

If this is not the right group to post this, please let me know which is
and I will try and get to that group. (I have very few newsgroups
available on my system)


   Scott C. Sadow

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