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> Commands M
Starts the MemMaker program, which optimizes your computer's
memory by moving device drivers and memory-resident programs to
upper memory. To use MemMaker, your computer must have an 80386 or
80486 processor and extended memory. For more information about
running MemMaker, see the chapter 'Making More Memory Available' in
the DOS User's Guide.
CAUTION: Do not use this command while Windows is
- Displays MemMaker in black and white. Use this option if
MemMaker isn't displayed correctly on a monochrome monitor.
- Runs MemMaker in batch (unattended) mode. In batch mode,
MemMaker takes the default action at all prompts. If an error
occurs, MemMaker restores your previous CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT
and (if necessary) Windows SYSTEM.INI files. After MemMaker has
completed, you can review status messages by viewing the contents
of the MEMMAKER.STS file. (To view this file, use a text editor
such as DOS Editor, or use the
- Runs MemMaker in batch (unattended) mode and exits. In
batch mode, MemMaker takes the default action at all prompts.
If an error occurs, MemMaker restores your previous CONFIG.SYS,
AUTOEXEC.BAT and (if necessary) Windows SYSTEM.INI files. After
MemMaker has completed, you can review status messages by
viewing the contents of the MEMMAKER.STS file. (To view this
file, use a text editor such as
DOS Editor, or use the
- Used exclusively by MemMaker during the optimization
Specifies the letter of the drive that was originally your
startup disk drive. Specify the current drive letter after the
colon. This switch is necessary only if the drive letter of
your startup disk drive has changed since your computer
started. (The drive letter sometimes changes because of disk
swapping performed by some disk-compression programs.) If the
drive letter of your startup drive has changed and you do not
specify this switch, MemMaker will be unable to find your
system startup files.
You do not need to use this switch if you are using Stacker
2.0, SuperStor, or Microsoft DoubleSpace.
- Disables the detection of IBM Token-Ring networks. Use this
switch if your computer includes such a network and you are
having problems running MemMaker.
- Instructs MemMaker to undo its most recent changes. When
MemMaker optimizes your system's memory, it makes changes to your
CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files (and, if necessary, your
Windows SYSTEM.INI file). If your system doesn't work properly
after MemMaker completes, or if you are not satisfied with your
new memory configuration, you can return to your previous
configuration by starting MemMaker with the /UNDO switch.
- Specifies how much upper-memory space to reserve for Windows
translation buffers. Windows needs two areas of upper memory for
its translation buffers. The n value specifies the size of the
first region; m specifies the size of the second region. By
default, MemMaker does not reserve upper memory for Windows; this
is equivalent to specifying /W:0,0.
For information about loading device drivers into upper memory,
see the DEVICEHIGH command.
For information about loading programs into upper memory, see
the LOADHIGH command.
To run MemMaker in batch mode and to direct it not to reserve
any upper memory for Windows translation buffers, use:
MEMMAKER /BATCH /W:0,0
To have MemMaker restore your previous system configuration, use:
Suppose you use a disk-compression program. Your startup disk is
drive C, but after the compression driver starts, drive C becomes
your main compressed drive. Your startup files are now on drive D.
Because of this drive-letter swapping, you would start MemMaker by
This command specifies that the current drive D was originally
the startup drive and contains your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT
Note: You do not need to use the
/SWAP switch if you are using
Microsoft DoubleSpace disk compression or the Stacker 2.0
- Windows NT