HIMEM.SYS Verbose and Quiet Switches (105557)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q105557


Although it seem contradictory, HIMEM.SYS supports both Quiet (/Q) and Verbose (/VERBOSE or /V) switches.


Without either switch specified on the DEVICE= command in the CONFIG.SYS file, HIMEM.SYS displays only one message during system startup (unless an error occurs):

HIMEM is testing extended memory...
If you specify the Quiet switch, no messages are displayed at system startup unless an error occurs.

If you specify the Verbose switch, HIMEM.SYS displays all status and error messages while loading.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/18/1999
Keywords: KB105557