5. NOTES ON WINDOWS
5.1 DOS Applications in Expanded Memory
If you load device drivers and memory-resident programs into the upper
memory area, and you run DOS applications that use expanded memory
under Windows 3.0, specify the RAM switch with the DEVICE=EMM386.EXE
command in your CONFIG.SYS file.
5.2 "Unable to start Enhanced Mode Windows" Message
If you start Windows enhanced mode 3.0, and get a message stating
"EMM386: Unable to start Enhanced Mode Windows due to invalid path
specification for EMM386", add the /y=path switch to the
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE command in your CONFIG.SYS file. "Path" specifies
the location of the EMM386.EXE file when you start Windows.
For example, if the EMM386.EXE file is in the \DOS directory on drive
C, your command would look like this:
5.3 WINA20.386 File
Setup installs a read-only file named WINA20.386 in your root
If you move the WINA20.386 file to a different directory, do the
• Add a SWITCHES=/W command to your CONFIG.SYS file.
• Add a DEVICE=[drive:][path]]WINA20.386 command to the [386Enh]
section of your Windows SYSTEM.INI file.
5.4 "High Memory Area in Use" Message (Windows/386 2.1)
You cannot run Windows/386 2.1 when MS-DOS 5.0 is loaded into the high
memory area. Also, the MS-DOS 5.0 versions of SMARTDRV.SYS and
RAMDRIVE.SYS are not compatible with Windows/386 2.1. To run
Windows/386 2.1 with MS-DOS 5.0, use the versions of SMARTDRV.SYS and
RAMDRIVE.SYS that came with Windows and remove the DOS=HIGH command,
if any, from your CONFIG.SYS file.
5.5 "Cannot run Windows in standard mode" Message
If you have a DEVICE=EMM386.EXE command in your CONFIG.SYS file, you
cannot run Windows 3.0 in standard mode. Either remove the
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE command or run Windows in real or enhanced mode.
NOTE: Using EMM386 may reduce the amount of extended memory available
to Windows and cause Windows to try to start in standard mode. To
prevent this, reduce the amount of extended memory that other device
drivers use. For example, if you are using SMARTDrive, try setting the
MinCacheSize parameter to 0.