Err Msg Running MemMaker: EMM386 DMA Buffer Is Too Small... (106129)

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 Q106129


You may receive the following error message when you run MemMaker:

EMM386 DMA Buffer is too small. Add D=48 parameter and reboot.


This problem occurs when you are running:
    Qemm instead of EMM386.EXE version 4.48 (which is included with MS-DOS 6.2).
    EMM386.EXE version 4.44 (which is included with Windows 3.1).


To work around this problem:
    Change the EMM386.EXE command in your CONFIG.SYS file to correctly reference the version supplied with MS-DOS 6.2, and then run MemMaker. For an example of this command, see step 2 in the procedure below. -or-

    Replace the Qemm commands with the correct MS-DOS commands for HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE and then run MemMaker. To do so:

      Edit the CONFIG.SYS file and remove the Qemm statements to disable Qemm.
      Add DEVICE commands for HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE (including the D=48 parameter). For example:

      device=c:\dos\emm386.exe d=48

      Reboot your computer and run MemMaker.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/18/1999
Keywords: KB106129